Insurance/Work Comp

 Senate Committee advances two retirement bills (3/23/2017) 
   The Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee on Thursday advanced two working after retirement bills that will likely be the subject of conference committee deliberations later this session.
 House committee passes out WAR bill (3/22/2017) 
   The House Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance today passed out a bill that makes changes to state law for KPERS employees who work after retirement.
 KASB's school finance tracking document (3/17/2017) 
   Here is a link to that document. Next week, more in-depth discussions are expected on school finance.
 No health insurance savings next year, but more study requested (3/16/2017) 
   The House Appropriations Committee was told no savings could be achieved by consolidating school district health insurance programs next year.
 KASB Risk Management Division works to maximize funding (3/14/2017) 
   KASB’s Risk Management Division continues evolving to help school districts reduce their risks and maximize their dollars so they can provide more funding in the classroom.
 Kansas Capitol Connection for March 10, 2017 (3/10/2017) 
   This coming week may be a busy one for school advocates as the Kansas Senate may consider a two percent cut to public schools in the current year.
 Procurement and health care bills halted for now (3/9/2017) 
   House K-12 Budget Committee Chairman Larry Campbell, R-Olathe, announced on Wednesday he would not advance legislation regarding school district procurement contracts and public school employee health insurance this year.
 House K-12 Budget to Discuss Procurement and Insurance Wednesday (3/6/2017) 
   As the House K-12 Budget Committee continues to work through the process of developing a new school funding formula, it will take a slight detour on Wednesday to hear from Kansas Secretary of Administration Sarah Shipman on the Alvarez & Marsal propo
 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.
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