LD 555 LR 1326(02)
An Act To Reduce Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Mortality by Updating Screening Coverage
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Minor cost increase - State Employee Health Plan
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill would require the state employee health plan to cover all colorectal examinations and laboratory tests that are recommended by a provider in accordance with published guidelines. The health plan has indicated that this would require coverage of additional services not currently offered by the plan. The health plan anticipates coverage of these additional services to cost $11,000 per fiscal year, but these costs would not have an impact on premiums. As a result, any additional costs to the health plan are expected to be minor and can be absorbed within existing resources.