Bill Status of HB4160 103rd General Assembly
Short Description: SURVIVOR STATE HEALTH COVERAGE
Rep. Norine K. Hammond, Gregg Johnson and Brandun Schweizer
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971. Provides that the participation of a dependent in the program of health benefits shall not be suspended or terminated upon the death of the member from whom the dependent derived health benefits coverage until the dependent begins to receive an annuity as a survivor of an employee or annuitant and receives survivor health benefits. Amends the Line of Duty Compensation Act. In provisions concerning definitions, provides that, in the case of employees of the Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice, "killed in the line of duty" means losing one's life after contracting COVID-19 on or after January 1 of 2020 or losing one's life after contracting a disease for which a State or federal emergency is declared during the period of the declaration. Effective immediately.