2015 AB 361 and 2015 SB 278 would require the GIB, beginning on January 1, 2018, to make the optional insurance plans available to local government employers. The local government employers that participate in the program must establish payroll deductions for the employees to pay the premiums.


2015 AB 361 was introduced by Rep. Steffen and referred to the Committee on Urban and Local Affairs.  2015 SB 278 was introduced by Sen. Kapenga and referred the committee on Elections and Local Government.


The Committee on Urban and Local Affairs held a public hearing and an executive session on 2015 AB 361. The committee passed the bill 9-0. In November, a public hearing was held on 2015 SB 278.


Please contact Tarna Hunter, ETF’s Government Relations Director, if you have any questions.