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While the FY2018-FY2019 state budget revisions do increase spending by about 2.1%, they do not contain any tax hikes and allowed for the deposit of approximately $1.1 billion into the rainy day fund.
Amended with language from SB 321, which previously failed in two legislative committees. Mandates the restaurant, retail, lodging, and other select industries pay one-half of an employee's regular pay if a shift is cancelled or reduced within 24 hours of its scheduled start.
Requires certain health insurance policies to cover, at an annual physical, screenings for mental or nervous conditions. Also: expands reporting requirements for the insurance commissioner, and changes to the data that must be included in the Consumer Report Card.
Mandates that as of January 1, 2019, individual and group health insurance policies issued in Connecticut cover conditions listed as "essential health benefits" by the federal Affordable Care Act.
Requires insurance coverage for certain prosthetic devices. Insurance coverage for a prosthetic device must be at least equivalent to the coverage Medicare provides for such devices. It also requires policies to cover repairs or replacements of prosthetic devices that the patient's health care provider determines are medically necessary.