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10,66 Section 66. 40.02 (25) (b) 8. of the statutes is amended to read:
40.02 (25) (b) 8. Any other state employee for whom coverage is authorized under a collective bargaining agreement pursuant to subch. I, V, or VI of ch. 111 or under s. 230.12 or 233.10.
10,67 Section 67. 40.02 (27) of the statutes is amended to read:
40.02 (27) "Employee required contribution" means the contribution made by an employee under s. 40.05 (1) (a) 1. to 4. or for an employee under s. 40.05 (1) (b).
10,68 Section 68. 40.03 (6) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
40.03 (6) (c) Shall not enter into any agreements to modify or expand group insurance coverage in a manner which conflicts with this chapter or rules of the department or materially affects the level of premiums required to be paid by the state or its employees, or the level of benefits to be provided, under any group insurance coverage. This restriction shall not be construed to prevent modifications required by law, prohibit the group insurance board from modifying the standard plan to establish a more cost effective benefit plan design or providing optional insurance coverages as alternatives to the standard insurance coverage when any excess of required premium over the premium for the standard coverage is paid by the employee, prohibit the group insurance board from encouraging participation in wellness or disease management programs, or prohibit the group insurance board from providing other plans as authorized under par. (b).
10,69 Section 69. 40.05 (1) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
40.05 (1) (a) (intro.) Except as provided in Subject to par. (b) and sub. (2n):
10,70 Section 70. 40.05 (1) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
40.05 (1) (a) 1. For each participating employee not otherwise specified, 5% of each payment of earnings an amount equal to one-half of all actuarially required contributions, as approved by the board under s. 40.03 (1) (e).
10,71 Section 71. 40.05 (1) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
40.05 (1) (a) 2. For each participating employee whose formula rate is determined under s. 40.23 (2m) (e) 2., 5.5% of each payment of earnings an amount equal to one-half of all actuarially required contributions, as approved by the board under s. 40.03 (1) (e).
10,72 Section 72. 40.05 (1) (a) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
40.05 (1) (a) 3. For each participating employee whose formula rate is determined under s. 40.23 (2m) (e) 3., 6% of each payment of earnings the percentage of earnings paid by a participating employee under subd. 1.
10,73 Section 73. 40.05 (1) (a) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
40.05 (1) (a) 4. For each participating employee whose formula rate is determined under s. 40.23 (2m) (e) 4., 8% of each payment of earnings the percentage of earnings paid by a participating employee under subd. 1.
10,74 Section 74. 40.05 (1) (b) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
40.05 (1) (b) Except as otherwise provided in a collective bargaining agreement entered into under subch. IV or V of ch. 111, an employer may not pay, on behalf of a participating employee, any of the contributions required by par. (a).
10,75 Section 75. 40.05 (2m) of the statutes is repealed.
10,76 Section 76. 40.05 (2n) of the statutes is repealed.
10,77 Section 77. 40.05 (4) (ag) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
40.05 (4) (ag) Except as otherwise provided in a collective bargaining agreement under subch. V of ch. 111, the employer shall pay for its currently employed insured employees:
1. For insured part-time employees other than employees specified in s. 40.02 (25) (b) 2., including those in project positions as defined in s. 230.27 (1), who are appointed to work less than 1,566 hours per year, an amount determined annually by the director of the office of state employment relations.
2. For eligible employees not specified in subd. 1. and s. 40.02 (25) (b) 2., an amount not more than 88 percent of the average premium cost of plans offered in the tier with the lowest employee premium cost under s. 40.51 (6). Annually, the director of the office of state employment relations shall establish the amount that the employer is required to pay under this subdivision.
10,78 Section 78. 40.05 (4) (ar) of the statutes is repealed.
10,79 Section 79. 40.05 (4) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
40.05 (4) (b) Except as provided under pars. (bc) and (bp), accumulated unused sick leave under ss. 13.121 (4), 36.30, 230.35 (2), 233.10, and 757.02 (5) and subch. I, V, or VI of ch. 111 of any eligible employee shall, at the time of death, upon qualifying for an immediate annuity or for a lump sum payment under s. 40.25 (1) or upon termination of creditable service and qualifying as an eligible employee under s. 40.02 (25) (b) 6. or 10., be converted, at the employee's highest basic pay rate he or she received while employed by the state, to credits for payment of health insurance premiums on behalf of the employee or the employee's surviving insured dependents. Any supplemental compensation that is paid to a state employee who is classified under the state classified civil service as a teacher, teacher supervisor, or education director for the employee's completion of educational courses that have been approved by the employee's employer is considered as part of the employee's basic pay for purposes of this paragraph. The full premium for any eligible employee who is insured at the time of retirement, or for the surviving insured dependents of an eligible employee who is deceased, shall be deducted from the credits until the credits are exhausted and paid from the account under s. 40.04 (10), and then deducted from annuity payments, if the annuity is sufficient. The department shall provide for the direct payment of premiums by the insured to the insurer if the premium to be withheld exceeds the annuity payment. Upon conversion of an employee's unused sick leave to credits under this paragraph or par. (bf), the employee or, if the employee is deceased, the employee's surviving insured dependents may initiate deductions from those credits or may elect to delay initiation of deductions from those credits, but only if the employee or surviving insured dependents are covered by a comparable health insurance plan or policy during the period beginning on the date of the conversion and ending on the date on which the employee or surviving insured dependents later elect to initiate deductions from those credits. If an employee or an employee's surviving insured dependents elect to delay initiation of deductions from those credits, an employee or the employee's surviving insured dependents may only later elect to initiate deductions from those credits during the annual enrollment period under par. (be). A health insurance plan or policy is considered comparable if it provides hospital and medical benefits that are substantially equivalent to the standard health insurance plan established under s. 40.52 (1).
10,80 Section 80. 40.05 (4) (bw) of the statutes is amended to read:
40.05 (4) (bw) On converting accumulated unused sick leave to credits for the payment of health insurance premiums under par. (b), the department shall add additional credits, calculated in the same manner as are credits under par. (b), that are based on a state employee's accumulated sabbatical leave or earned vacation leave from the state employee's last year of service prior to retirement, or both. The department shall apply the credits awarded under this paragraph for the payment of health insurance premiums only after the credits awarded under par. (b) are exhausted. This paragraph applies only to state employees who are eligible for accumulated unused sick leave conversion under par. (b) and who are entitled to the benefits under this paragraph pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement under subch. V or VI of ch. 111.
10,81 Section 81. 40.05 (4) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
40.05 (4) (c) The employer shall contribute toward the payment of premiums for the plan established under s. 40.52 (3) not more than the percentage of premium paid by the employer for health insurance coverage under par. (ag) 2 the amount established under s. 40.52 (3).
10,82 Section 82. 40.05 (4g) (a) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
40.05 (4g) (a) 4. Has received a military leave of absence under s. 230.32 (3) (a) or 230.35 (3), under a collective bargaining agreement under subch. V or VI of ch. 111 or under rules promulgated by the director of the office of state employment relations or is eligible for reemployment with the state under s. 321.64 after completion of his or her service in the U.S. armed forces.
10,83 Section 83. 40.05 (5) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
40.05 (5) Income continuation insurance premiums. (intro.) For the income continuation insurance provided under subch. V the employee shall pay the amount remaining after the employer has contributed the following or, if different, the amount determined under a collective bargaining agreement under subch. I, V , or VI of ch. 111 or s. 230.12 or 233.10:
10,84 Section 84. 40.05 (5) (b) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
40.05 (5) (b) 4. The accrual and crediting of sick leave shall be determined in accordance with ss. 13.121 (4), 36.30, 230.35 (2), 233.10 and 757.02 (5) and subch. I, V, or VI of ch. 111.
10,85 Section 85. 40.05 (6) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
40.05 (6) (a) Except as otherwise provided in accordance with a collective bargaining agreement under subch. I, V, or VI of ch. 111 or s. 230.12 or 233.10, each insured employee under the age of 70 and annuitant under the age of 65 shall pay for group life insurance coverage a sum, approved by the group insurance board, which shall not exceed 60 cents monthly for each $1,000 of group life insurance, based upon the last amount of insurance in force during the month for which earnings are paid. The equivalent premium may be fixed by the group insurance board if the annual compensation is paid in other than 12 monthly installments.
10,86 Section 86. 40.23 (2m) (e) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
40.23 (2m) (e) 2. For each participant for creditable service as an elected official or as an executive participating employee that is performed before January 1, 2000, 2.165%; for such creditable service that is performed on or after January 1, 2000, but before the effective date of this subdivision .... [LRB inserts date], 2%; and for such creditable service that is performed on or after the effective date of this subdivision .... [LRB inserts date], 1.6%.
10,87 Section 87. 40.32 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
40.32 (1) The sum of all contributions allocated to a participant's account under each defined contribution plan sponsored by the employer, including all employer contributions and picked-up contributions credited with interest at the effective rate under ss. 40.04 (4) (a) and (5) (b) and 40.05 (2) (g) and all employee contributions made under ss. 40.02 (17) and 40.05 (1) and (2m), may not in any calendar year exceed the maximum contribution limitation established under section 415 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code.
10,88 Section 88. 40.51 (7) of the statutes is amended to read:
40.51 (7) Any employer, other than the state, may offer to all of its employees a health care coverage plan through a program offered by the group insurance board. Notwithstanding sub. (2) and ss. 40.05 (4) and 40.52 (1), the department may by rule establish different eligibility standards or contribution requirements for such employees and employers and may by rule limit the categories of employers, other than the state, which may be included as participating employers under this subchapter. Beginning on January 1, 2012, except as otherwise provided in a collective bargaining agreement under subch. IV of ch. 111, an employer may not offer a health care coverage plan to its employees under this subsection if the employer pays more than 88 percent of the average premium cost of plans offered in any tier with the lowest employee premium cost under this subsection.
10,89 Section 89. 40.52 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
40.52 (3) The group insurance board, after consulting with the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System, shall establish the terms of a health insurance plan for graduate assistants, for teaching assistants, and for employees-in-training designated by the board of regents, who are employed on at least a one-third full-time basis and for teachers who are employed on at least a one-third full-time basis by the University of Wisconsin System with an expected duration of employment of at least 6 months but less than one year. Annually, the director of the office of state employment relations shall establish the amount that the employer is required to pay in premium costs under this subsection.
10,90 Section 90. 40.62 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
40.62 (2) Sick leave accumulation shall be determined in accordance with rules of the department, any collective bargaining agreement under subch. I, V , or VI of ch. 111, and ss. 13.121 (4), 36.30, 49.825 (4) (d), 49.826 (4) (d), 230.35 (2), 233.10, 757.02 (5) and 978.12 (3).
10,91 Section 91. 40.80 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
40.80 (3) Any action taken under this section shall apply to employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement under subch. V or VI of ch. 111.
10,92 Section 92. 40.81 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
40.81 (3) Any action taken under this section shall apply to employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement under subch. IV, or V, or VI of ch. 111.
10,93 Section 93. 40.95 (1) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
40.95 (1) (a) 2. The employee has his or her compensation established in a collective bargaining agreement under subch. V or VI of ch. 111.
10,94 Section 94. 46.284 (4) (m) of the statutes is repealed.
10,95 Section 95. 46.2895 (8) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
46.2895 (8) (a) 1. If the long-term care district offers employment to any individual who was previously employed by a county, which participated in creating the district and at the time of the offer had not withdrawn or been removed from the district under sub. (14), and who while employed by the county performed duties relating to the same or a substantially similar function for which the individual is offered employment by the district and whose wages, hours and conditions of employment were established in a collective bargaining agreement with the county under subch. IV of ch. 111 that is in effect on the date that the individual commences employment with the district, with respect to that individual, abide by the terms of the collective bargaining agreement concerning the individual's wages and, if applicable, vacation allowance, sick leave accumulation, sick leave bank, holiday allowance, funeral leave allowance, personal day allowance, or paid time off allowance until the time of the expiration of that collective bargaining agreement or adoption of a collective bargaining agreement with the district under subch. IV of ch. 111 covering the individual as an employee of the district, whichever occurs first.
10,96 Section 96. 46.2898 of the statutes is repealed.
10,97 Section 97. 46.48 (9m) of the statutes is repealed.
10,98 Section 98. 49.175 (1) (zh) of the statutes is amended to read:
49.175 (1) (zh) Earned income tax credit supplement. For the transfer of moneys from the appropriation account under s. 20.437 (2) (md) to the appropriation account under s. 20.835 (2) (kf) for the earned income tax credit, $6,664,200 in fiscal year 2009-10 and $6,664,200 $43,664,200 in fiscal year 2010-2011.
10,99 Section 99. 49.45 (2m) of the statutes is created to read:
49.45 (2m) Authorization for modifications to programs; study. (a) In this subsection, "Medical Assistance program" includes any program operated under this subchapter, demonstration program operated under 42 USC 1315, and program operated under a waiver of federal law relating to medical assistance that is granted by the federal department of health and human services.
(b) The department shall study potential changes to the Medical Assistance state plan and to waivers of federal law relating to medical assistance obtained from the federal department of health and human services for all of the following purposes:
1. Increasing the cost effectiveness and efficiency of care and the care delivery system for Medical Assistance programs.
2. Limiting switching from private health insurance to Medical Assistance programs.
3. Ensuring the long-term viability and sustainability of Medical Assistance programs.
4. Advancing the accuracy and reliability of eligibility for Medical Assistance programs and claims determinations and payments.
5. Improving the health status of individuals who receive benefits under a Medical Assistance program.
6. Aligning Medical Assistance program benefit recipient and service provider incentives with health care outcomes.
7. Supporting responsibility and choice of medical assistance recipients.
(c) If the department determines, as a result of the study under par. (b), that revision of existing statutes or rules would be necessary to advance a purpose described in par. (b) 1. to 7., the department may promulgate rules that do any of the following related to Medical Assistance programs:
1. Require cost sharing from program benefit recipients up to the maximum allowed by federal law or a waiver of federal law.
2. Authorize providers to deny care or services if a program benefit recipient is unable to share costs, to the extent allowed by federal law or waiver.
3. Modify existing benefits or establish various benefit packages and offer different packages to different groups of recipients.
4. Revise provider reimbursement models for particular services.
5. Mandate that program benefit recipients enroll in managed care.
6. Restrict or eliminate presumptive eligibility.
7. To the extent permitted by federal law, impose restrictions on providing benefits to individuals who are not citizens of the United States.
8. Set standards for establishing and verifying eligibility requirements.
9. Develop standards and methodologies to assure accurate eligibility determinations and redetermine continuing eligibility.
10. Reduce income levels for purposes of determining eligibility to the extent allowed by federal law or waiver and subject to the limitations under par. (e) 2.
(e) 1. The department shall submit an amendment to the state Medical Assistance plan or request a waiver of federal laws related to medical assistance, if necessary, to the extent necessary to implement any rule promulgated under par. (c). If the federal department of health and human services does not allow the amendment or does not grant the waiver, the department may not put the rule into effect or implement the action described in the rule.
2. The department shall request a waiver from the secretary of the federal department of health and human services to permit the department to have in effect eligibility standards, methodologies, and procedures under the state Medical Assistance plan or waivers of federal laws related to medical assistance that are more restrictive than those in place on March 23, 2010. If the waiver request does not receive federal approval before December 31, 2011, the department shall reduce income levels on July 1, 2012, for the purposes of determining eligibility to 133 percent of the federal poverty line for adults who are not pregnant and not disabled, to the extent permitted under 42 USC 1396a (gg), if the department follows the procedures under 42 USC 1396a (gg) (3).
10,100 Section 100. 49.45 (2m) of the statutes, as created by 2011 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is repealed.
10,101 Section 101. 49.45 (3) (n) of the statutes is created to read:
49.45 (3) (n) This subsection does not apply if the department promulgates a rule under sub. (2m) (c) 4., to the extent that the rule conflicts with this subsection.
10,102 Section 102. 49.45 (3) (n) of the statutes, as created by 2011 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is repealed.
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