Legislative Assembly SENATE BILL NO. 2171
of North Dakota
Senators Dever, K. Roers
1 A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 54-52.1 of the North Dakota
2 Century Code, relating to public employees retirement system health benefits; and to amend
3 and reenact subdivision a of subsection 2 of section 54-52.1-18 of the North Dakota Century
4 Code, relating to public employees retirement system health benefits.
5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF NORTH DAKOTA:
6 SECTION 1. AMENDMENT. Subdivision a of subsection 2 of section 54-52.1-18 of the
7 North Dakota Century Code is amended and reenacted as follows:
8 a. Except as provided in subdivision b, subject to the limits of section 223(b) of the
9 Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C. 223(b)], the difference between the cost of the
10 uniform group insurance program single and family premium for eligible state
11 employees under section 54-52.1-06 and the premium for those employees
12 electing to participate under the high-deductible health plan under this section
13 must be deposited in a health savings account for the benefit of each
14 participating employee.
15 SECTION 2. A new section to chapter 54-52.1 of the North Dakota Century Code is created
16 and enacted as follows:
17 Enhanced coverage option - State employees.
18 The board shall develop and implement, for eligible state employee members of the uniform
19 group insurance program, an enhanced coverage option for federal Affordable Care Act [Pub. L.
20 111-148] services not covered by the the uniform group insurance program under section
21 54-52.1-02. By January 1, 2024, the board shall make the enhanced coverage option available
22 to eligible employees of the state. The board shall determine enhanced coverage option costs
23 for each biennium. Enhanced coverage option costs must be paid by eligible employees of the
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1 state and collected by state employers. A state employer shall pay enhanced coverage option
2 costs to the board each month pursuant to section 54-52.1-06.
Page No. 2 23.0688.01000Statutes affected: