H.R.1111 - Federal Civilian and Uniformed Services Long-Term Care Insurance Act of 1999106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Morella, Constance A. [R-MD-8] (Introduced 03/16/1999)|
|Committees:||House - Government Reform; Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||03/29/1999 Executive Comment Requested from DOD. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1111 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/16/1999)
Federal Civilian and Uniformed Services Long-Term Care Insurance Act of 1999 - Amends Federal civil service provisions to establish a program to provide for long-term care insurance for certain Federal employees and annuitants, current and retired members of the uniformed services, and qualified relatives of such individuals.
Authorizes the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), without regard to statutes requiring competitive bidding, to contract with up to three qualified carriers to provide group long-term care insurance under this Act. Sets forth contract terms, including a requirement that coverage may not be canceled, except for nonpayment of charges. Provides for five-year, automatically renewable insurance contracts. Describes conditions under which coverage may be terminated. Sets forth required elements of contracts, including portability of benefits. Requires OPM to ensure that at least one of the benefits plans is a Governmentwide plan.
Makes insured individuals responsible for 100 percent of the charges of coverage and allows sponsoring individuals to have amounts withheld from pay for coverage for qualified relatives.
Provides for an open enrollment period at least annually.