June 2000

Health Care Legislation for State and Education Employees

Summary of Actions

Disability Insurance

SB 108 (Robinson/Cox): Section 49 of this bill reduces the eligibility period for employees to draw benefits under the Disability Insurance Program from six months of employment to one month of employment. It also eliminates the preexisting condition limitation for disability insurance benefits. Effective November 1, 2000.

Flexible Benefit Allowance

SB 901 (Haney/Settle): This bill increases the flexible benefit allowance for education support personnel from $150.42 to $170.24 per month. Effective July 1, 2000. The fiscal year 2001 cost will be $5,921,164.00.

Pilot Disease Program

SB 1396 (Monson/Askins): This bill requires the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board to implement a pilot disease management program. The purpose of this program is to reduce cost in the three most costly disease categories.


Contact For More Information:
Selden Jones
Legislative Analyst/Attorney
(405) 521-5559

Brian Phillips
Fiscal Analyst
(405) 521-5627

Prepared By:
The Oklahoma State Senate, Senate Staff
Senator Stratton Taylor, President Pro Tempore

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