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SENATE BILL NO. 1016
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S1016....................................by STENNETT, DUNKLIN AND WHITWORTH
MEDICAL INSURANCE - Amends existing law to provide for insurance benefits
for certain part-time workers of employers of fifty or more employees; to
provide application to contracts, agreements, policies and certificates
executed, for delivery, continued or renewed in this state on and after
July 1, 1999; and to provide when renewal occurs.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature First Regular Session - 1999
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1016
BY STENNETT, DUNKLIN AND WHITWORTH
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO INSURANCE BENEFITS FOR PART-TIME WORKERS; AMENDING CHAPTER 18,
3 TITLE 41, IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 41-1847, IDAHO
4 CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR INSURANCE BENEFITS FOR CERTAIN PART-TIME WORKERS OF
5 CERTAIN EMPLOYERS, TO PROVIDE APPLICATION TO CONTRACTS, AGREEMENTS, POLI-
6 CIES AND CERTIFICATES EXECUTED, FOR DELIVERY, CONTINUED OR RENEWED IN THIS
7 STATE ON AND AFTER JULY 1, 1999, AND TO PROVIDE WHEN RENEWAL OCCURS.
8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
9 SECTION 1. That Chapter 19, Title 41, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
10 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION , to be
11 known and designated as Section 41-1847, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
12 41-1847. INSURANCE BENEFITS FOR CERTAIN PART-TIME WORKERS. For the pur-
13 poses of chapters 21, 22, 28, 32, 34, 39, 40, 47 and 52 of this title and not-
14 withstanding any other provision of law, cost-sharing requirement, benefit or
15 service limitation for outpatient or inpatient programs, any contract, agree-
16 ment, policy or certificate providing for reimbursement or payment to an
17 insurance subscriber, policyholder, insured or certificate holder or to any
18 other person for medical goods or services, or for reimbursement or payment
19 provided under any contract, agreement, policy or certificate which is pro-
20 vided to all full-time employees of an employer with fifty (50) or more
21 employees shall be provided to employees who work more than three (3) four
22 (4) hour shifts per week for more than a three (3) month period.
23 SECTION 2. APPLICATION. Except as otherwise provided, the requirements of
24 Section 41-1847, Idaho Code, apply to all contracts, agreements, policies and
25 certificates executed, delivered, issued for delivery, continued or renewed in
26 this state on and after July 1, 1999. For purposes of this act all contracts,
27 agreements, policies and certificates are deemed renewed no later than the
28 next yearly anniversary of the contract, agreement, policy or certificate
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This measure will compel large businesses that employ more
than 50 workers to provide health insurance benefits to
employees who work more than 3-4 hour shifts weekly over a
three month period.
No additional cost to local or state government.
CONTACT: Senator Clint Stennett
Senator Betsy Dunklin
Senator Lin Whitworth
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ FISCAL NOTE S1016