HB 1227-2_ Filed 01/31/2006, 07:33 Bardon
PREVAILED Roll Call No. _______
FAILED Ayes _______
WITHDRAWN Noes _______
RULED OUT OF ORDER
HOUSE MOTION ____
I move that House Bill 1227 be amended to read as follows:
SOURCE: Page 4, line 40; (06)MO122703.4. -->
Page 4, after line 40, begin a new paragraph and insert the
SOURCE: IC 5-10-8-14; (06)MO122703.2. -->
"SECTION 2. IC 5-10-8-14 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 14. (a) This section applies only to persons who
are not covered by any other plan established under this chapter.
(b) The state shall provide a group health insurance plan to each
resident of Indiana who meets all of the following requirements:
(1) The resident must have:
(A) been a resident of Indiana for at least twenty (20)
(B) paid Indiana state income taxes for at least twenty (20)
(C) resided in Indiana for at least the ten (10) years
immediately before the resident's application for
participation under this section.
(2) The resident must be at least fifty-five (55) years of age.
(3) The resident is not eligible for Medicare coverage as
prescribed by 42 U.S.C. 1395 et seq.
(4) The resident files a written application to participate in the
program within ninety (90) days of becoming fifty-five (55)
years of age. However, if upon becoming fifty-five (55) years
of age the resident is employed by an employer who offers
group health insurance to the resident, the resident must file
an application to participate under this section not later than
ninety (90) days after becoming ineligible to participate in the
employer's group health program due to retirement,
termination, or other reason.
(5) The resident pays an amount equal to the employer's and
the employee's premium for the group health insurance for an
active state employee.
(c) The group health insurance program required under this
section must be equal to that offered to active state employees.
(d) A resident's eligibility to continue insurance under this
section ends when the resident becomes eligible for Medicare
coverage as prescribed by 42 U.S.C. 1395 et seq. or when the state
terminates its employee health insurance program.
(e) A resident who is eligible for insurance coverage under this
section may elect to have the resident's spouse covered under the
health insurance program at the time the resident applies to
participate in a program under this section. If a resident's spouse
pays the amount the resident would have been required to pay for
coverage selected by the spouse, the spouse's subsequent eligibility
to continue insurance under this section is not affected by the death
of the resident. The surviving spouse's eligibility ends on the
earliest of the following:
(1) When the spouse becomes eligible for Medicare coverage
as prescribed by 42 U.S.C. 1395 et seq.
(2) When the state terminates the health insurance program.
(3) Two (2) years after the date of the resident's death.
(4) The date of the spouse's remarriage.".
(Reference is to HB 1227 as printed January 27, 2006.)
MO122703/DI 47 2006