Insurance/Work Comp

 Report cites savings, cost shifts to employees in K-12 health insurance consolidation proposal (2/8/2017) 
   Consolidating K-12 plans would reduce coverage for most districts in the sample and increase employees’ share of premiums, the report said.
 HB 2143 Testimony (2/1/2017) 
   School districts; relating to the department of administration; procurement of certain items and services
 HB 2059 - Testimony (1/31/2017) 
   Workers compensation; relating to medical guides for the determination of permanent
 Kansas Capital Connection: A weekly summary of education-related developments before the Legislature (1/27/2017) 
   Over the past week, several bills affecting public schools were considered, more were introduced and legislators continued working on the state’s budget mess.
 Kansas Capitol Connection: A weekly summary of education developments before the Legislature (1/20/2017) 
   Kansas legislators this week started work on the budget and taxes and some key votes are expected next week. Meanwhile, the Kansas Supreme Court rejected a challenge to a 2014 law that stripped teachers of some procedural rights.
 Kansas Capitol Connection: A weekly summary of education-related developments before the Legislature (1/13/2017) 
   Gov. Sam Brownback introduced his budget to kick off the 2017 legislative session and while his plan didn’t gain much support, it did show what a mess the state’s finances are in.
 Report on a consolidated K-12 health plan will be released next month (1/12/2017) 
   State auditors announced Thursday it will complete its report on the possibility of establishing a consolidated K-12 health insurance plan early next month. On Wednesday, Gov. Sam Brownback made the consolidation part of his budget plan.
 Senate committee rosters announced (12/22/2016) 
   Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, has announced the makeup of the Senate committees for the 2017 legislative session, which starts Jan. 9. Committee chairs and vice chairs had been announced earlier.
 Legislators to review budget issues in advance of session (12/15/2016) 
   A panel of legislative leaders will review the challenging state of the state budget Friday, less than a month before the start of the 2017 session.
 Risk Management Adds Health Insurance Consulting (11/21/2016) 
   KASB Risk Management newest service helps members management health insurance costs.
 Efficiency group discusses statewide health insurance plan for schools (2/12/2016) 
   A recommendation to consolidate the health insurance plans of all K-12 school districts was aired out before legislative committees on Thursday.
 Affordable Care Act Update (4/15/2015) 
   Several important provisions in the Affordable Care Act have already gone into effect, including requirements that will impact school districts and other education-related entities.