98RS SB368


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SB 368/LM (BR 2083) - B. Jackson

     AN ACT relating to health insurance coverage of city pension fund retirees and their spouses.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 95 to require cities with policemen's and firefighters' pension funds to include retirees and their spouses who are not Medicare eligible or surviving spouses in any health insurance coverage provided city employees under KRS 79.080, upon request, regardless of other insurance coverage.


     HFA (1, K. Stein) - Add new section to require the provision of hospital and medical insurance to police and firefighter retirees and disabled members in urban-counties, as provided; require members to qualify in same manner as for an annuity; require coverage to be set out by board of trustees in contract and regulations; permit the board of trustees to promulgate regulations for operation of program, require the urban-county to provide amount necessary, to be determined by the appropriate actuarial method; require group rates to be provided for spouses, dependents, and disabled children, as provided.

     Feb 26-introduced in Senate
     Feb 27-to State and Local Government (S)
     Mar 19-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 20-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 23-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for March 25, 1998
     Mar 25-3rd reading, passed 37-0
     Mar 26-received in House
     Mar 27-to Cities (H); reassigned to Labor and Industry (H); posting waived Labor and Industry (H)
     Mar 30-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 31-2nd reading, to Rules

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