|HB 1087-S - DIGEST|
|(DIGEST OF PROPOSED 1ST SUBSTITUTE)|
Addresses alternative funding for long-term care access.
States that the creation of a long-term care insurance benefit of an established dollar amount per day for eligible employees, paid through an employee payroll premium, is in the best interest of the state.
Creates the long-term services and supports trust commission.
Creates the long-term services and supports trust program.
Gives the state health care authority, the department of social and health services, and the employment security department distinct responsibilities in the implementation and administration of the program.
Requires the joint legislative audit and review committee to: (1) Report on the performance of the commission in providing oversight to the program; and
(2) Make recommendations to the legislature on improving the functioning, efficiency, and membership, as well as whether the commission should continue to exist or expire.
Creates the long-term services and supports trust account.