SB 0943 Requires state to pay for secondary health insurance coverage for certain public officials over the age of 65
LR Number:3491S.02I Fiscal Note:3491-02
Committee:Insurance and Housing
Last Action:02/05/02 - Hearing Scheduled But Not Heard S Insurance and Journal page:
Housing Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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SB 943 - This act requires the state to provide secondary health insurance coverage to public officials who are 65 or older. "Public officials" are defined as any member of the General Assembly, judges or judicial officers, or other persons holding an elected state governmental office. The act also includes those officials who are eligible for coverage under a state retirement program. Secondary health insurance coverage is defined as coverage issued to supplement an public official's primary coverage which provides reimbursement for benefits not provided by the public official's primary coverage or any other coverage in which benefits are secondary to the public official's primary benefits.

Participants in the Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan (65 or older) who are Medicare eligible shall have their MCHCP premiums paid by the state without any contribution from the employee. If a public official does not elect coverage under the state plan, the state will pay for the person's Medicare supplement policy.