Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The uproar at work....

We received this e-mail.

"Proposed changes from "Senate Bill 287" sponsored by Senator Tony Rand (I am just providing highlights from the conference and not the entire bill).

Effective 7/1/09 there will be no more Plus (90/10) plan.

Rates are projected to increase 7.8 % effective 7/1/09 and another 7.8% effective 7/1/2010. Rates will no longer be on the biennium but will increase each year if a rate increase is approved by the General Assembly.

Effective 7/1/2010, all members will be moved to the 70/30 plan. Members may apply for coverage under the 80/20 plan. However, if you are a smoker, you will not be allowed to have coverage on the 80/20 plan. And since the plan rules don't allow you to cover a dependant/spouse on a different plan than you the employee are enrolled in, any family members you are covering would have to also be covered by the 70/30 plan.

Effective 7/1/2011, all members who have a BMI (body mass index) of 40% or higher, will be moved to the 70/30 plan and will have to cover dependants as listed for the smokers above. Then in 2012, they will lower the BMI to 30 or 35% restrictions.

The entire bill can be viewed on the GA's website by typing S287 in the "bill text" field.

http://www.ncleg.net/ "

Unbelieveable! That being said, anyone want to join my Weight Loss Blog??


jinglchelle said...

i would TOTALLY love to do that for you!

let me know when you're coming in and what your schedule is - i don't know what your email address is these days, so email me at rmefird@gmail.com and we can start emailing back and forth

i already have ideas forming :)

Kerry said...

I just got an email about this through my UNC email account - saying how we need to email our senators/reps whatever about voting NO to this. so i'll do it!