SENATE BILL No. 404
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 4-12-4.5.
Synopsis: Employee health coverage. Requires the budget agency to
establish and implement a program through which certain private
employers may provide health coverage for the private employers'
Effective: July 1, 2005.
January 13, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider
First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)
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SENATE BILL No. 404
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning state
offices and administration.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 4-12-4.5; (05)IN0404.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 4-12-4.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2005]:
Chapter 4.5. Private Employer Health Insurance Program
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "budget agency" refers to the
budget agency created by IC 4-12-1-3(a).
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "budget committee" refers to the
budget committee established by IC 4-12-1-3(b).
Sec. 3. The budget agency shall, not later than July 1, 2006,
establish and implement a program through which a private
(1) with less than one hundred (100) employees; or
(2) established in Indiana within the twelve (12) months
immediately preceding the date the private employer applies
for participation in the program;
may provide coverage for health care services (as defined in
IC 27-8-11-1) for the employer's employees.
Sec. 4. The program established under section 3 of this chapter
may provide for the coverage through a group:
(1) policy of accident and sickness insurance (as defined in
(2) contract with a health maintenance organization (as
defined in IC 27-13-1-19); or
(3) self-insurance program that meets solvency, coverage, and
any other appropriate requirements that apply to the
self-insurance program established to provide health coverage
for state employees under IC 5-10-8-7(b).
Sec. 5. (a) The budget agency shall, not later than December 31,
2005, and June 30, 2006, report to the budget committee
concerning the status and structure of the program established
under section 3 of this chapter.
(b) This section expires July 1, 2006.