Section 110.1239, Florida Statutes 2004
1110.1239 State group health insurance program funding.--It is the intent of the Legislature that the state group health insurance program be managed, administered, operated, and funded in such a manner as to maximize the protection of state employee health insurance benefits. Inherent in this intent is the recognition that the health insurance liabilities attributable to the benefits offered state employees should be fairly, orderly, and equitably funded. Accordingly:
(1) The division shall determine the level of premiums necessary to fully fund the state group health insurance program for the next fiscal year. Such determination shall be made after each Self-Insurance Estimating Conference as provided in s. 216.136(11), but not later than December 1 and April 1 of each fiscal year.
(2) The Governor, in the Governor's recommended budget, shall provide premium rates necessary for full funding of the state group health insurance program, and the Legislature shall provide in the General Appropriations Act for a premium level necessary for full funding of the state group health insurance program.
(3) For purposes of funding, any additional appropriation amounts allocated to the state group health insurance program by the Legislature shall be considered as a state contribution and thus an increase in the state premiums.
History.--ss. 25, 38, ch. 98-46; ss. 25, 53, ch. 99-228; s. 63, ch. 2000-171; s. 47, ch. 2001-254; s. 45, ch. 2002-402; s. 48, ch. 2003-399; ss. 30, 76, ch. 2004-269; s. 2, ch. 2004-347.
A. Section 30, ch. 2004-269, amended s. 110.1239 "[i]n order to implement section 8 of the 2004-2005 General Appropriations Act."
B. Section 76, ch. 2004-269, provides that "[i]f any other act passed in 2004 contains a provision that is substantively the same as a provision in this act, but that removes or is otherwise not subject to the future repeal applied to such provision by this act, the Legislature intends that the provision in the other act shall take precedence and shall continue to operate, notwithstanding the future repeal provided by this act." Section 2, ch. 2004-347, amended s. 110.1239 to continue the provision and did not include a repeal provision.