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2007 Senate Bill 418: Require MESSA to disclose claims history data

Public Act 106 of 2007

  1. Introduced by Sen. Mark Jansen (R) on April 19, 2007, to create at least two different state-sponsored catastrophic “stop loss” coverage health insurance plans that public employers could pay to join, including local governments, school districts, community colleges and state universities. These state plans would cover insurance claims of any employee that exceed $50,000. The actual public employer would be responsible for any insurance coverage for claims less than this amount. Public employers would be allowed to create purchasing pools or coalitions to procure employee insurance up to the $50,000 amount, or self-insurance pools to provide that coverage. The bill establishes standards and regulations for the latter.
    • Referred to the Senate Local, Urban, & State Affairs Committee on April 19, 2007.
      • Reported in the Senate on May 24, 2007, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Motion by Sen. Alan L. Cropsey (R) on June 26, 2007, to separate the question of approving the substitute for this bill from the vote to concur with the other bills that were recommended by the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed 21 to 17 in the Senate on June 26, 2007.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Substitute offered in the Senate on June 26, 2007, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that that does not include the state-sponsored "stop loss" policy provisions, but does include the provisions that make it easier for schools and local governments to form insurance purchasing pools. An amendment offered by Senator Kahn and adopted which would effectively eliminate a provision require the Michigan Education Special Services Association, an insurance agency subsidiary of the MEA teachers union that provides health insurance to most school districts, to release individual school district claims history data. This information is said to be necessary to allow other insurance providers to bid on a district's health insurance purchases. The substitute failed 18 to 19 in the Senate on June 26, 2007.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Motion by Sen. Alan L. Cropsey (R) on September 4, 2007, that the previous question be ordered on the passage of the bill, the substitute, and the amendments. The motion passed 20 to 18 in the Senate on September 4, 2007.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Ray Basham (D) and Sen. Roger Kahn (R) on September 4, 2007, to remove the provision that would require the MESSA insurance agency (an arm of the MEA teachers union) to release individual school district claims history data. This information is said to be necessary to allow other insurance providers to produce competitive bids on a school district's health insurance purchases. The amendment passed 19 to 19 in the Senate on September 4, 2007.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Substitute offered by Sen. Mark Jansen (R) on September 4, 2007, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that includes the provision that would require MESSA to release individual school district claims history data. This information is said to be necessary to allow other insurance providers to bid on a district's health insurance purchases. The substitute failed by voice vote in the Senate on September 4, 2007.
    • Moved to reconsider by Sen. Alan L. Cropsey (R) on September 4, 2007, the vote by which the substitute, as amended, offered by Senator Jansen was not adopted. The motion passed 20 to 18 in the Senate on September 4, 2007.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Moved to reconsider by Sen. Alan L. Cropsey (R) on September 4, 2007, the vote by which the amendments offered by Senators Basham and Kahn to the substitute were adopted. The motion passed 20 to 18 in the Senate on September 4, 2007.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Ray Basham (D) and Sen. Roger Kahn (R) on September 4, 2007, to remove the provision that would require the MESSA insurance agency (an arm of the MEA teachers union) to release individual school district claims history data. This information is said to be necessary to allow other insurance providers to produce competitive bids on a school district's health insurance purchases. The amendment failed 18 to 20 in the Senate on September 4, 2007.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Substitute offered by Sen. Mark Jansen (R) on September 4, 2007, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that does not include the state-sponsored "stop loss" policy provisions of the original bill, but does include the provisions that make it easier for schools and local governments to form insurance purchasing pools, and also the provision that would require the Michigan Education Special Services Association (MESSA), an insurance agency subsidiary of the MEA teachers union that provides health insurance to most school districts, to release individual school district claims history data. This information is said to be necessary to allow other insurance providers to bid on a district's health insurance purchases. The substitute passed 20 to 18 in the Senate on September 4, 2007.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  2. Failed 19 to 19 in the Senate on September 4, 2007, to allow schools and local governments to form health insurance purchasing pools, and prescribe standards and regulations for these. The bill would require the MEA teacher union's insurance affiliate MESSA to release individual school district claims history data. This information is said to be necessary to allow other insurance providers to bid on a district's health insurance purchases.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Moved to reconsider by Sen. Alan L. Cropsey (R) on September 4, 2007, the vote by which the bill was defeated. The motion passed 21 to 17 in the Senate on September 4, 2007.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  4. Received in the Senate on September 4, 2007, to allow schools and local governments to form health insurance purchasing pools, and prescribe standards and regulations for these. The bill would require the MESSA insurance subsidiary of the state's largest teachers union (the MEA), to release individual school district claims history data. This information is said to be necessary to allow other insurance providers to bid on a district's health insurance purchases. The bill also requires pools to seek competitive bids and to re-bid insurance purchases every three years. Passed 20 to 18 in the Senate on September 4, 2007.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on September 5, 2007.
    • Referred to the House Education Committee on September 5, 2007.
      • Reported in the House on September 11, 2007, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on September 11, 2007, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that removes the Senate-passed provisions requiring MESSA to release individual school district claims history data, and requiring the pools to seek competitive bids. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 11, 2007.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. Marty Knollenberg (R) on September 11, 2007, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that would mirror the Senate-passed version by requiring MESSA to release individual school district claims history data, and requiring the pools to seek competitive bids. The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on September 11, 2007.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Melton (D) on September 11, 2007, to tie-bar the bill to Senate Bill 549, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. SB 549 would require all regular school districts within an Intermediate School District to adopt a common school calendar. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on September 11, 2007.
  6. Passed 64 to 42 in the House on September 11, 2007, to allow schools and local governments to form health insurance purchasing pools, and prescribe standards and regulations for these. The House-passed bill would not require the MESSA insurance subsidiary of the state's largest teachers union (the MEA) to release individual school district claims history data, and would not require the pools to seek competitive bids.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Received in the Senate on September 12, 2007.
  8. Failed 17 to 20 in the Senate on September 18, 2007, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  9. Received in the House on September 19, 2007.
  10. Passed 56 to 53 in the House on September 30, 2007, to require MESSA, the MEA teacher union's insurance affiliate, to release individual school district claims history data. This information is said to be necessary to allow other insurance providers to bid on a district's health insurance purchases, but releasing it is bitterly opposed by MESSA and the MEA. The bill would also allow schools and local governments to form health insurance purchasing pools, and prescribe standards and regulations for these. Its passage occurred as part of a deal to avoid reducing state spending in the 2007-2008 Fiscal Year by imposing $1.5 billion in tax increases, including an increase in the state income tax from 3.9 percent to 4.35 percent (House Bill 5194) and imposing a 6 percent tax on many personal and business services (House Bill 5198).
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  11. Received in the Senate on September 20, 2007.
  12. Passed 22 to 15 in the Senate on September 30, 2007, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  13. Moved to reconsider by Sen. Alan L. Cropsey (R) on September 30, 2007, the vote by which the conference report was adopted. The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 30, 2007.
  14. Received in the Senate on September 30, 2007, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill. Failed 19 to 17 in the Senate on September 30, 2007.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  15. Motion by Sen. Alan L. Cropsey (R) on September 30, 2007, that rule 3.311 be suspended to permit reconsideration of the vote by which the conference report was not adopted. This was a procedural motion to allow another "try" at passing the bill after it failed to garner sufficient votes in a previous passage attempt. The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 30, 2007.
  16. Received in the Senate on September 30, 2007. Failed 18 to 17 in the Senate on September 30, 2007.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  17. Motion by Sen. Alan L. Cropsey (R) on September 30, 2007, that rule 3.311 be suspended to permit reconsideration of the vote by which the conference report was not adopted. This was a procedural motion to allow another "try" at passing the bill after it failed to garner sufficient votes in a previous passage attempt. The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 30, 2007.
  18. Received in the Senate on September 30, 2007, to require MESSA, the MEA teacher union's insurance affiliate, to release individual school district claims history data. This information is said to be necessary to allow other insurance providers to bid on a district's health insurance purchases, but releasing it is bitterly opposed by MESSA and the MEA. The bill would also allow schools and local governments to form health insurance purchasing pools, and prescribe standards and regulations for these. Its passage occurred as part of a deal to avoid reducing state spending in the 2007-2008 Fiscal Year by imposing $1.5 billion in tax increases, including an increase in the state income tax from 3.9 percent to 4.35 percent (House Bill 5194) and imposing a 6 percent tax on many personal and business services (House Bill 5198). Passed 21 to 17 in the Senate on September 30, 2007.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  19. Motion by Sen. Alan L. Cropsey (R) on September 30, 2007, to give the bill immediate effect. Immediate effect was granted in a later "voice vote". The motion failed 23 to 15 in the Senate on September 30, 2007.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  20. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on October 1, 2007.

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