TITLE 40
Human services

CHAPTER 40-8.4
Health Care For Families

SECTION 40-8.4-18


§ 40-8.4-18 Public health access beneficiary employer report.

The department of human services shall annually prepare a public health access beneficiary employer report. A "public health access program beneficiary" means any person who receives medical benefits from RIte Care, RIte Share, or Medicaid. Any applicant for public health benefits through RIte-Care, RIte Share, and/or Medicaid shall identify the employer or the employers of the proposed beneficiary of the health care benefits. The report shall provide the following information for each employer of fifty (50) or more public health access beneficiaries:

(1) the name and address of the employer;

(2) the number of public health access program beneficiaries who are employees of the employer;

(3) the number of public health access program beneficiaries who are spouses or dependents of employees of the employer;

(4) whether the employer offers health benefits to its employees;

(5) whether the employer participates in the RIte Share program; and

(6) the cost to the state of Rhode Island for providing public health access benefits to their employees and enrolled dependents.

In determining whether the fifty (50) employee threshold is met, the department of human services shall include all public health access program beneficiaries employed by the employer and their subsidiaries throughout the state. The report shall not include the names of any individual public health access program beneficiaries and shall be subject to privacy standards pursuant to Public Law 104-91, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The report shall be submitted annually on the third Tuesday in January to the joint committee on health care oversight, the house finance committee, and the senate finance committee.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2006, ch. 327, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 445, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 378, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 459, § 1.)