SENATE, No. 2640

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

215th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED MARCH 11, 2013

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  JENNIFER BECK

District 11 (Monmouth)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires SHBP to provide certain information to participating public employers.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

 


An Act concerning the State Health Benefits Program and supplementing P.L.1961, c.49 (C.52:14-17.25 et seq.).

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    The State Health Benefits Program shall provide at no cost to the requestor, and not more than once in a 24-month period, complete claims experience data to a public employer other than the State that participates in the State Health Benefits Program and makes a written request for its claims experience information, including loss reports and large claims data.  The State Health Benefits Program shall provide the information in an electronic and manual format to the participating public employer who has made a written request for its information, within 30 days of the receipt of the written request made by the public employer.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill requires the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) to provide at no cost, and not more than once in a 24-month period, complete claims experience data to a public employer other than the State that participates in the SHBP and makes a written request for its claims experience information including loss reports and large claims data.  The bill requires the SHBP to provide the complete claims information in an electronic and manual format to the participating public employer who has made a request for its information within 30 days of receipt of the written request made by the public employer.

     Under current law, provisions concerning the SHBP apply also to the School Employees Health Benefits Program (SEHBP).  Therefore, this provision will apply to requests made by school districts participating in the SEHBP.