STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION
67-5761B. state contribution to state employee Health savings accounts. (1) All state officers or employees may, for themselves and their eligible dependents, create and maintain a health savings account and choose a high deductible health plan in accordance with the provisions of this section.
(2) As used in this section:
(a) "Employer premium" means the costs to the state of Idaho for a policy of group insurance procured by the department of administration.
(b) "Health savings account" means an account at a financial institution that is designed to help individuals save for future health care expenses pursuant to 26 U.S.C. section 223.
(c) "High deductible health plan" means a health plan qualifying for use with a health savings account pursuant to 26 U.S.C. section 223, and offered by the department of administration to eligible state officers and employees.
(3) State officers or employees who choose a high deductible health plan for themselves and their eligible dependents shall qualify for the deposits provided for in subsection (4) of this section. Such officers or employees shall establish and create a health savings account and provide information concerning such account to their employer.
(4) For each pay period, the employer shall deposit the difference between the employer premium for a state of Idaho high deductible health plan and the employer premium of the lowest deductible group health plan offered by the department of administration in the health savings account established and created by an officer or employee enrolled in a state of Idaho high deductible health plan. Deposits made pursuant to this subsection shall not exceed the United States internal revenue service’s maximum allowable contribution to a health savings account.
(5) Nothing in this section shall prohibit state officers or employees with a health savings account from contributing to such account of their own accord.
(6) The department of administration may promulgate rules to implement the provisions of this section.
[67-5761B, added 2013, ch. 213, sec. 2, p. 502.]