Prescription Drug Program and health benefits to retired members
On or before April 1, 2001, the board shall report to the Legislature on a prescription drug program and a program to provide health benefits to retired members. The report shall include an analysis of all potential methods of financing and administering the programs. These shall include, but are not limited to, (1) the system providing those health benefits under contracts with carriers or other entities that administer health benefits plans, (2) reimbursing employers for the costs of providing those health benefits to retired employees, and (3) crediting employers and employing agencies, against the amount contributed pursuant to Section 22950, a monthly amount, adjusted annually, for each retiree the employer or employing agency certifies is enrolled in one or more health care benefits programs administered or sponsored by the employer or employing agency. The report shall include an estimate of the fiscal impact of each program on the system, including administration and program costs, and recommended statutory language to implement each program.
(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 874, Sec. 1.)