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Enrolled Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Survivor health coverage. Provides that, if the employer of a public safety officer who dies in the line of duty after June 30, 2019, offers health coverage for active employees, the employer shall offer to provide and pay for health coverage under the plan covering active employees for the surviving spouse and each natural child, stepchild, and adopted child of the public safety officer. Provides that health coverage for a surviving child continues: (1) until the child becomes 18 years of age; (2) until the child becomes 23 years of age, under certain circumstances; or (3) during the entire period Survivor health coverage. Provides that, if the employer of a public safety officer who dies in the line of duty after June 30, 2019, offers health coverage for active employees, the employer shall offer to provide and pay for health coverage under the plan covering active employees for the surviving spouse and each natural child, stepchild, and adopted child of the public safety officer. Provides that health coverage for a surviving child continues: (1) until the child becomes 18 years of age; (2) until the child becomes 23 years of age, under certain circumstances; or (3) during the entire period of the child's physical or mental disability; whichever period is longest. Changes the application date from a death occurring after June 30, 2019, to a death occurring after December 31, 2017. Requires the department of local government finance to establish a state address confidentiality form to be used to restrict access to the home address of certain persons. Adds to the definition of "covered person" the surviving spouse of a covered person if the person is killed in the line of duty. Provides that the state address confidentiality form may be used when applying for address confidentiality. ... View more