Will we see SustiNet in Ct. sooner than later? State employees take notice of this!

Will we see SustiNet in Ct. sooner than later? State employees take notice of this!
Is this the reason Governor Malloy is asking Unions to open the 2017 agreement now? Is this what he is referring to in his recent budget address of moving State Employees to a plan similar to that that covers Federal employees?

Click the links for info on Sustinet

http://www.ct.gov/sustinet/lib/sustinet/sn.final_report.appendix.cga.010711.pdf

http://www.cga.ct.gov/2011/PHdata/Tmy/2011HB-06305-R000214-Office%20of%20Policy%20and%20Management-TMY.PDF

http://www.cga.ct.gov/2011/TOB/H/2011HB-06305-R00-HB.htm

http://www.cga.ct.gov/2009/FN/2009HB-06600-R000615-FN.htmState

Employee & Retiree Health Plan

This bill may require conversion of the state health plans to self-funded SustiNet Plan coverage beginning on or after July 1, 2011. For this change to occur, consent would be required from the State Employees’ Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) to amend a collectively bargained agreement in effect until 2017. As a self-insured health care delivery plan, the SustiNet Plan would pay directly for participant claims on an incurred-and-reported basis. When the state health plans move from fully-insured plans to a self-insured mechanism, the premiums paid to private contracted health insurers cease and claims begin to be paid directly from a self-insured pool. In the event that SEBAC decides not to offer only one plan through SustiNet, there is no requirement that the remaining state employee health care coverage be moved to a self-insured plan. Therefore, the savings accrued from a delay in claims payments would be diminished.

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