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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2388         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2363

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to employee plus one plans.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

Donald Humason

 

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Peter J. Durant

6th Worcester

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2388        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2363

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2363) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to define employee plan, employee plus one plan and family plan options for public employee health insurance.  Public Service. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2456 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to employee plus one plans.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Section 2 of chapter 32A of the General Laws, as most recently amended by chapter 224 of the acts of 2012, is hereby further amended by inserting after the definition of “Wellness program” the following new definitions:-

              (j) “Employee plus one health coverage”, health insurance coverage for an employee plus one dependent.

              (k) “Family health coverage”, health insurance coverage for an employee and his or her eligible dependents.

              (l) “Individual health coverage”, health insurance coverage for an employee.

              SECTION 2. Section 4 of chapter 32A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “commonwealth”, in line 11, the following words:

              ; provided that the commission shall negotiate with and purchase from one or more insurance companies, savings banks or non-profit hospital or medical service corporations health insurance coverage for employee plus one health coverage plans

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