00RS HB304


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HB 304/FN (BR 986) - M. Marzian, L. Belcher, Dw. Butler, B. Colter, S. Johns, S. Nunn, R. Palmer, R. Palumbo, J. Stewart

     AN ACT relating to health insurance.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 18A to permit a person whose home is approved as a foster home to purchase health insurance coverage provided to state employees; permit purchase until home is no longer approved as a foster home by the Cabinet for Families and Children; direct the secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet and the secretary of the Cabinet for Families and Children to establish a system to enroll foster parents in their county of residence; provide that foster parents are responsible for payment of total cost of coverage in a manner and at a time as required in administrative regulations.


     HCS/FN - Retain original provision and add foster parents approved by licensed child-placing agencies; clarify that coverage remains available until the home is no longer a foster home; coverage is retained until the end of the policy period when the foster home is closed during a policy period.

     Jan 10-introduced in House
     Jan 11-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Jan 13-posted in committee
     Jan 18-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Jan 19-2nd reading, to Rules
     Jan 20-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)
     Feb 2-posted in committee

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