Insurance/Work Comp

 KASB Workers Comp board approves six percent rate reduction for members (4/24/2017) 
   The board of trustees of the KASB Workers Compensation Fund Inc. has approved the second consecutive annual decrease in the fund’s rating structure.
 KPERS discussions continue (4/4/2017) 
   The House and Senate conference committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance met briefly Tuesday to consider the respective chambers’ positions on KPERs-related bills.
 Health Insurance (3/30/2017) 
   KASB offers health insurance alternative for all districts interested in lowering their costs while maintaining comparable plans.
 Appropriations budget includes proviso aimed at school savings (3/30/2017) 
   The House Appropriations Committee this morning advanced to the House floor HB 2364, its “mega” budget bill for state agencies for the next two years, FY 2018 and FY 2019.
 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
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