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40.51

SUBCHAPTER IV
HEALTH AND LONG-TERM CARE BENEFITS
40.51 Health care coverage.

40.51(1)

(1) The procedures and provisions pertaining to enrollment, premium transmitted and coverage of eligible employees for health care benefits shall be established by contract or rule except as otherwise specifically provided by this chapter.

40.51(2)

(2) Except as provided in subs. (10), (10m), (11) and (16), any eligible employee may become covered by group health insurance by electing coverage within 30 days of being hired, to be effective as of the first day of the month which begins on or after the date the application is received by the employer, or by electing coverage prior to becoming eligible for employer contribution towards the premium cost as provided in s. 40.05 (4) (a) to be effective upon becoming eligible for employer contributions. An eligible employee who is not insured, but who is eligible for an employer contribution under s. 40.05 (4) (ag) 1., may elect coverage prior to becoming eligible for an employer contribution under s. 40.05 (4) (ag) 2., with the coverage to be effective upon becoming eligible for the increase in the employer contribution. Any employee who does not so elect at one of these times, or who subsequently cancels the insurance, shall not thereafter become insured unless the employee furnishes evidence of insurability satisfactory to the insurer, at the employee's own expense or obtains coverage subject to contractual waiting periods. The method to be used shall be specified in the health insurance contract.

40.51(2m)

(2m)

40.51(2m)(a)

(a) In addition to the restriction under par. (b), a domestic partner of an eligible employee may not become covered under a group health insurance plan under this subchapter unless the eligible employee submits an affidavit, designed by the group insurance board, attesting that the eligible employee and his or her domestic partner satisfy the requirements for a domestic partnership under s. 40.02 (21d). The eligible employee shall submit this affidavit to his or her employer at the time the eligible employee first enrolls in a group health insurance plan under this subchapter or at the time the eligible employee requests a change in dependent status while the eligible employee is enrolled in a group health insurance plan under this subchapter. Upon the dissolution of a domestic partnership, the eligible employee shall submit in a timely manner to his or her employer an affidavit, designed by the group insurance board, attesting to the dissolution of the domestic partnership.

40.51(2m)(b)

(b) If an eligible employee is divorced or was a domestic partner in a dissolved domestic partnership, the eligible employee may not enroll a new spouse or domestic partner in a group health insurance plan under this subchapter until 6 months have elapsed since the date of the divorce or dissolved domestic partnership.

40.51(3)

(3) The health insurance contract shall establish provisions by which an insured employee or dependents may continue group coverage or convert group coverage to a nongroup policy which, at a minimum, comply with s. 632.897.

40.51(4)

(4) The group insurance board shall establish provisions for the continuance of insurance coverage which shall, at a minimum, comply with s. 632.897.

40.51(5)

(5) The health insurance contract shall comply with s. 632.897.

40.51(6)

(6) This state shall offer to all of its employees at least 2 insured or uninsured health care coverage plans providing substantially equivalent hospital and medical benefits, including a health maintenance organization or a preferred provider plan, if those health care plans are determined by the group insurance board to be available in the area of the place of employment and are approved by the group insurance board. The group insurance board shall place each of the plans into one of 3 tiers established in accordance with standards adopted by the group insurance board. The tiers shall be separated according to the employee's share of premium costs.

40.51(7)

(7) Any employer, other than the state, may offer to all of its employees a health care coverage plan through a program offered by the group insurance board. Notwithstanding sub. (2) and ss. 40.05 (4) and 40.52 (1), the department may by rule establish different eligibility standards or contribution requirements for such employees and employers and may by rule limit the categories of employers, other than the state, which may be included as participating employers under this subchapter.

40.51(8)

(8) Every health care coverage plan offered by the state under sub. (6) shall comply with ss. 631.89, 631.90, 631.93 (2), 631.95, 632.72 (2), 632.746 (1) to (8) and (10), 632.747, 632.748, 632.798, 632.83, 632.835, 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.87 (3) to (6), 632.885, 632.89, 632.895 (5m) and (8) to (17), and 632.896.

40.51 - ANNOT.

NOTE: Sub. (8) is shown as affected effective 1-1-11 by 2009 Wis. Acts 14, 28, 146, 218, and 346 and as merged by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (2) (i). Sub. (8) is shown below as affected effective 12-1-10 by 2009 Wis. Acts 14, 28, 218, and 346 and as merged by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (2) (i):

40.51 - ANNOT.

(8) Every health care coverage plan offered by the state under sub. (6) shall comply with ss. 631.89, 631.90, 631.93 (2), 631.95, 632.72 (2), 632.746 (1) to (8) and (10), 632.747, 632.748, 632.83, 632.835, 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.87 (3) to (6), 632.885, 632.89, 632.895 (5m) and (8) to (17), and 632.896.

40.51 - ANNOT.

NOTE: Prior to 12-1-10 sub. (8) reads:

40.51 - ANNOT.

(8) Every health care coverage plan offered by the state under sub. (6) shall comply with ss. 631.89, 631.90, 631.93 (2), 631.95, 632.72 (2), 632.746 (1) to (8) and (10), 632.747, 632.748, 632.83, 632.835, 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.87 (3) to (6), 632.885, 632.895 (5m) and (8) to (17), and 632.896.

40.51(8m)

(8m) Every health care coverage plan offered by the group insurance board under sub. (7) shall comply with ss. 631.95, 632.746 (1) to (8) and (10), 632.747, 632.748, 632.798, 632.83, 632.835, 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.885, 632.89, and 632.895 (11) to (17).

40.51 - ANNOT.

NOTE: Sub. (8m) is shown as affected effective 1-1-11 by 2009 Wis. Acts 14, 28, 146, 218, and 346 and as merged by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (2) (i). Sub. (8m) is shown below as affected effective 12-1-10 by 2009 Wis. Acts 14, 28, 218, and 346 and as merged by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (2) (i):

40.51 - ANNOT.

(8m) Every health care coverage plan offered by the group insurance board under sub. (7) shall comply with ss. 631.95, 632.746 (1) to (8) and (10), 632.747, 632.748, 632.83, 632.835, 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.885, 632.89, and 632.895 (11) to (17).

40.51 - ANNOT.

NOTE: Prior to 12-1-10 sub. (8m) reads:

40.51 - ANNOT.

(8m) Every health care coverage plan offered by the group insurance board under sub. (7) shall comply with ss. 631.95, 632.746 (1) to (8) and (10), 632.747, 632.748, 632.83, 632.835, 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.885, and 632.895 (11) to (17).

40.51(9)

(9) Every health maintenance organization and preferred provider plan offered by the state under sub. (6) shall comply with s. 632.87 (2m).

40.51(10)

(10) Beginning on July 1, 1988, any eligible employee, as defined in s. 40.02 (25) (b) 11., may become covered by group health insurance by electing coverage within 60 days after the date on which he or she ceases to be a participating employee, and by paying the cost of the required premiums, as provided in s. 40.05 (4) (ad). Any eligible employee who does not so elect at the time specified, or who later cancels the insurance, shall not thereafter become insured unless the employee furnishes evidence of insurability satisfactory to the insurer, at the employee's expense or obtains coverage subject to contractual waiting periods, and pays the cost of the required premiums, as provided in s. 40.05 (4) (ad). The method of payment shall be specified in the health insurance contract.

40.51(10m)

(10m) Any eligible employee, as defined in s. 40.02 (25) (b) 6e. and 6g., may become covered under any health care coverage plan offered under sub. (6), without furnishing evidence of insurability, by submitting to the department, on a form provided by the department and within 30 days after the date on which the department receives the employee's application for a retirement annuity or for a lump sum payment under s. 40.25 (1), an election to obtain the coverage, by obtaining coverage subject to contractual waiting periods and by paying the cost of the required premiums, as provided in s. 40.05 (4) (ad).

40.51(11)

(11) An eligible state employee who elects insurance coverage with a county under s. 978.12 (6) may not elect coverage under this section.

40.51(12)

(12) Every defined network plan, as defined in s. 609.01 (1b), and every limited service health organization, as defined in s. 609.01 (3), that is offered by the state under sub. (6) shall comply with ch. 609.

40.51(13)

(13) Every defined network plan, as defined in s. 609.01 (1b), and every limited service health organization, as defined in s. 609.01 (3), that is offered by the group insurance board under sub. (7) shall comply with ch. 609.

40.51(15m)

(15m) Every health care plan, except a health maintenance organization or a preferred provider plan, offered by the state under sub. (6) shall comply with s. 632.86.

40.51(16)

(16) Beginning on the date specified by the department, but not earlier than March 20, 1992, and not later than July 1, 1992, any eligible employee, as defined in s. 40.02 (25) (b) 6m., may elect coverage under any health care coverage plan offered under sub. (6) by furnishing, at the employee's expense, evidence of insurability satisfactory to the insurer or by obtaining coverage subject to contractual waiting periods, and by paying the cost of the required premiums, as provided in s. 40.05 (4) (ad). The method to be used shall be specified in the health insurance contract.

40.51 - ANNOT.

History: 1981 c. 96; 1983 a. 27; 1985 a. 29; 1987 a. 27, 107, 356; 1987 a. 403 s. 256; 1989 a. 31, 93, 121, 129, 182, 201, 336, 359; 1991 a. 39, 70, 113, 152, 269, 315, 1993 a. 450, 481; 1995 a. 289; 1997 a. 27, 155, 202, 237, 252; 1999 a. 32, 95, 115, 155; 2001 a. 16, 38, 104; 2003 a. 33; 2005 a. 194; 2007 a. 36; 2009 a. 14, 28, 146, 218, 346; s. 13.92 (2) (i).

40.51 - ANNOT.

Monies appropriated to the Public Employee Trust Fund are not "state funds"; the legislature may not restrict the use of those funds by a statute governing the use of "state or local funds." The restrictions on the use of "state and local" funds for abortions under s. 20.927 do not apply to health plans offered under this section. OAG 1-95

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Wisconsin > 40 > 40.51

40.51

SUBCHAPTER IV
HEALTH AND LONG-TERM CARE BENEFITS
40.51 Health care coverage.

40.51(1)

(1) The procedures and provisions pertaining to enrollment, premium transmitted and coverage of eligible employees for health care benefits shall be established by contract or rule except as otherwise specifically provided by this chapter.

40.51(2)

(2) Except as provided in subs. (10), (10m), (11) and (16), any eligible employee may become covered by group health insurance by electing coverage within 30 days of being hired, to be effective as of the first day of the month which begins on or after the date the application is received by the employer, or by electing coverage prior to becoming eligible for employer contribution towards the premium cost as provided in s. 40.05 (4) (a) to be effective upon becoming eligible for employer contributions. An eligible employee who is not insured, but who is eligible for an employer contribution under s. 40.05 (4) (ag) 1., may elect coverage prior to becoming eligible for an employer contribution under s. 40.05 (4) (ag) 2., with the coverage to be effective upon becoming eligible for the increase in the employer contribution. Any employee who does not so elect at one of these times, or who subsequently cancels the insurance, shall not thereafter become insured unless the employee furnishes evidence of insurability satisfactory to the insurer, at the employee's own expense or obtains coverage subject to contractual waiting periods. The method to be used shall be specified in the health insurance contract.

40.51(2m)

(2m)

40.51(2m)(a)

(a) In addition to the restriction under par. (b), a domestic partner of an eligible employee may not become covered under a group health insurance plan under this subchapter unless the eligible employee submits an affidavit, designed by the group insurance board, attesting that the eligible employee and his or her domestic partner satisfy the requirements for a domestic partnership under s. 40.02 (21d). The eligible employee shall submit this affidavit to his or her employer at the time the eligible employee first enrolls in a group health insurance plan under this subchapter or at the time the eligible employee requests a change in dependent status while the eligible employee is enrolled in a group health insurance plan under this subchapter. Upon the dissolution of a domestic partnership, the eligible employee shall submit in a timely manner to his or her employer an affidavit, designed by the group insurance board, attesting to the dissolution of the domestic partnership.

40.51(2m)(b)

(b) If an eligible employee is divorced or was a domestic partner in a dissolved domestic partnership, the eligible employee may not enroll a new spouse or domestic partner in a group health insurance plan under this subchapter until 6 months have elapsed since the date of the divorce or dissolved domestic partnership.

40.51(3)

(3) The health insurance contract shall establish provisions by which an insured employee or dependents may continue group coverage or convert group coverage to a nongroup policy which, at a minimum, comply with s. 632.897.

40.51(4)

(4) The group insurance board shall establish provisions for the continuance of insurance coverage which shall, at a minimum, comply with s. 632.897.

40.51(5)

(5) The health insurance contract shall comply with s. 632.897.

40.51(6)

(6) This state shall offer to all of its employees at least 2 insured or uninsured health care coverage plans providing substantially equivalent hospital and medical benefits, including a health maintenance organization or a preferred provider plan, if those health care plans are determined by the group insurance board to be available in the area of the place of employment and are approved by the group insurance board. The group insurance board shall place each of the plans into one of 3 tiers established in accordance with standards adopted by the group insurance board. The tiers shall be separated according to the employee's share of premium costs.

40.51(7)

(7) Any employer, other than the state, may offer to all of its employees a health care coverage plan through a program offered by the group insurance board. Notwithstanding sub. (2) and ss. 40.05 (4) and 40.52 (1), the department may by rule establish different eligibility standards or contribution requirements for such employees and employers and may by rule limit the categories of employers, other than the state, which may be included as participating employers under this subchapter.

40.51(8)

(8) Every health care coverage plan offered by the state under sub. (6) shall comply with ss. 631.89, 631.90, 631.93 (2), 631.95, 632.72 (2), 632.746 (1) to (8) and (10), 632.747, 632.748, 632.798, 632.83, 632.835, 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.87 (3) to (6), 632.885, 632.89, 632.895 (5m) and (8) to (17), and 632.896.

40.51 - ANNOT.

NOTE: Sub. (8) is shown as affected effective 1-1-11 by 2009 Wis. Acts 14, 28, 146, 218, and 346 and as merged by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (2) (i). Sub. (8) is shown below as affected effective 12-1-10 by 2009 Wis. Acts 14, 28, 218, and 346 and as merged by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (2) (i):

40.51 - ANNOT.

(8) Every health care coverage plan offered by the state under sub. (6) shall comply with ss. 631.89, 631.90, 631.93 (2), 631.95, 632.72 (2), 632.746 (1) to (8) and (10), 632.747, 632.748, 632.83, 632.835, 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.87 (3) to (6), 632.885, 632.89, 632.895 (5m) and (8) to (17), and 632.896.

40.51 - ANNOT.

NOTE: Prior to 12-1-10 sub. (8) reads:

40.51 - ANNOT.

(8) Every health care coverage plan offered by the state under sub. (6) shall comply with ss. 631.89, 631.90, 631.93 (2), 631.95, 632.72 (2), 632.746 (1) to (8) and (10), 632.747, 632.748, 632.83, 632.835, 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.87 (3) to (6), 632.885, 632.895 (5m) and (8) to (17), and 632.896.

40.51(8m)

(8m) Every health care coverage plan offered by the group insurance board under sub. (7) shall comply with ss. 631.95, 632.746 (1) to (8) and (10), 632.747, 632.748, 632.798, 632.83, 632.835, 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.885, 632.89, and 632.895 (11) to (17).

40.51 - ANNOT.

NOTE: Sub. (8m) is shown as affected effective 1-1-11 by 2009 Wis. Acts 14, 28, 146, 218, and 346 and as merged by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (2) (i). Sub. (8m) is shown below as affected effective 12-1-10 by 2009 Wis. Acts 14, 28, 218, and 346 and as merged by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (2) (i):

40.51 - ANNOT.

(8m) Every health care coverage plan offered by the group insurance board under sub. (7) shall comply with ss. 631.95, 632.746 (1) to (8) and (10), 632.747, 632.748, 632.83, 632.835, 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.885, 632.89, and 632.895 (11) to (17).

40.51 - ANNOT.

NOTE: Prior to 12-1-10 sub. (8m) reads:

40.51 - ANNOT.

(8m) Every health care coverage plan offered by the group insurance board under sub. (7) shall comply with ss. 631.95, 632.746 (1) to (8) and (10), 632.747, 632.748, 632.83, 632.835, 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.885, and 632.895 (11) to (17).

40.51(9)

(9) Every health maintenance organization and preferred provider plan offered by the state under sub. (6) shall comply with s. 632.87 (2m).

40.51(10)

(10) Beginning on July 1, 1988, any eligible employee, as defined in s. 40.02 (25) (b) 11., may become covered by group health insurance by electing coverage within 60 days after the date on which he or she ceases to be a participating employee, and by paying the cost of the required premiums, as provided in s. 40.05 (4) (ad). Any eligible employee who does not so elect at the time specified, or who later cancels the insurance, shall not thereafter become insured unless the employee furnishes evidence of insurability satisfactory to the insurer, at the employee's expense or obtains coverage subject to contractual waiting periods, and pays the cost of the required premiums, as provided in s. 40.05 (4) (ad). The method of payment shall be specified in the health insurance contract.

40.51(10m)

(10m) Any eligible employee, as defined in s. 40.02 (25) (b) 6e. and 6g., may become covered under any health care coverage plan offered under sub. (6), without furnishing evidence of insurability, by submitting to the department, on a form provided by the department and within 30 days after the date on which the department receives the employee's application for a retirement annuity or for a lump sum payment under s. 40.25 (1), an election to obtain the coverage, by obtaining coverage subject to contractual waiting periods and by paying the cost of the required premiums, as provided in s. 40.05 (4) (ad).

40.51(11)

(11) An eligible state employee who elects insurance coverage with a county under s. 978.12 (6) may not elect coverage under this section.

40.51(12)

(12) Every defined network plan, as defined in s. 609.01 (1b), and every limited service health organization, as defined in s. 609.01 (3), that is offered by the state under sub. (6) shall comply with ch. 609.

40.51(13)

(13) Every defined network plan, as defined in s. 609.01 (1b), and every limited service health organization, as defined in s. 609.01 (3), that is offered by the group insurance board under sub. (7) shall comply with ch. 609.

40.51(15m)

(15m) Every health care plan, except a health maintenance organization or a preferred provider plan, offered by the state under sub. (6) shall comply with s. 632.86.

40.51(16)

(16) Beginning on the date specified by the department, but not earlier than March 20, 1992, and not later than July 1, 1992, any eligible employee, as defined in s. 40.02 (25) (b) 6m., may elect coverage under any health care coverage plan offered under sub. (6) by furnishing, at the employee's expense, evidence of insurability satisfactory to the insurer or by obtaining coverage subject to contractual waiting periods, and by paying the cost of the required premiums, as provided in s. 40.05 (4) (ad). The method to be used shall be specified in the health insurance contract.

40.51 - ANNOT.

History: 1981 c. 96; 1983 a. 27; 1985 a. 29; 1987 a. 27, 107, 356; 1987 a. 403 s. 256; 1989 a. 31, 93, 121, 129, 182, 201, 336, 359; 1991 a. 39, 70, 113, 152, 269, 315, 1993 a. 450, 481; 1995 a. 289; 1997 a. 27, 155, 202, 237, 252; 1999 a. 32, 95, 115, 155; 2001 a. 16, 38, 104; 2003 a. 33; 2005 a. 194; 2007 a. 36; 2009 a. 14, 28, 146, 218, 346; s. 13.92 (2) (i).

40.51 - ANNOT.

Monies appropriated to the Public Employee Trust Fund are not "state funds"; the legislature may not restrict the use of those funds by a statute governing the use of "state or local funds." The restrictions on the use of "state and local" funds for abortions under s. 20.927 do not apply to health plans offered under this section. OAG 1-95

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State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Wisconsin > 40 > 40.51

40.51

SUBCHAPTER IV
HEALTH AND LONG-TERM CARE BENEFITS
40.51 Health care coverage.

40.51(1)

(1) The procedures and provisions pertaining to enrollment, premium transmitted and coverage of eligible employees for health care benefits shall be established by contract or rule except as otherwise specifically provided by this chapter.

40.51(2)

(2) Except as provided in subs. (10), (10m), (11) and (16), any eligible employee may become covered by group health insurance by electing coverage within 30 days of being hired, to be effective as of the first day of the month which begins on or after the date the application is received by the employer, or by electing coverage prior to becoming eligible for employer contribution towards the premium cost as provided in s. 40.05 (4) (a) to be effective upon becoming eligible for employer contributions. An eligible employee who is not insured, but who is eligible for an employer contribution under s. 40.05 (4) (ag) 1., may elect coverage prior to becoming eligible for an employer contribution under s. 40.05 (4) (ag) 2., with the coverage to be effective upon becoming eligible for the increase in the employer contribution. Any employee who does not so elect at one of these times, or who subsequently cancels the insurance, shall not thereafter become insured unless the employee furnishes evidence of insurability satisfactory to the insurer, at the employee's own expense or obtains coverage subject to contractual waiting periods. The method to be used shall be specified in the health insurance contract.

40.51(2m)

(2m)

40.51(2m)(a)

(a) In addition to the restriction under par. (b), a domestic partner of an eligible employee may not become covered under a group health insurance plan under this subchapter unless the eligible employee submits an affidavit, designed by the group insurance board, attesting that the eligible employee and his or her domestic partner satisfy the requirements for a domestic partnership under s. 40.02 (21d). The eligible employee shall submit this affidavit to his or her employer at the time the eligible employee first enrolls in a group health insurance plan under this subchapter or at the time the eligible employee requests a change in dependent status while the eligible employee is enrolled in a group health insurance plan under this subchapter. Upon the dissolution of a domestic partnership, the eligible employee shall submit in a timely manner to his or her employer an affidavit, designed by the group insurance board, attesting to the dissolution of the domestic partnership.

40.51(2m)(b)

(b) If an eligible employee is divorced or was a domestic partner in a dissolved domestic partnership, the eligible employee may not enroll a new spouse or domestic partner in a group health insurance plan under this subchapter until 6 months have elapsed since the date of the divorce or dissolved domestic partnership.

40.51(3)

(3) The health insurance contract shall establish provisions by which an insured employee or dependents may continue group coverage or convert group coverage to a nongroup policy which, at a minimum, comply with s. 632.897.

40.51(4)

(4) The group insurance board shall establish provisions for the continuance of insurance coverage which shall, at a minimum, comply with s. 632.897.

40.51(5)

(5) The health insurance contract shall comply with s. 632.897.

40.51(6)

(6) This state shall offer to all of its employees at least 2 insured or uninsured health care coverage plans providing substantially equivalent hospital and medical benefits, including a health maintenance organization or a preferred provider plan, if those health care plans are determined by the group insurance board to be available in the area of the place of employment and are approved by the group insurance board. The group insurance board shall place each of the plans into one of 3 tiers established in accordance with standards adopted by the group insurance board. The tiers shall be separated according to the employee's share of premium costs.

40.51(7)

(7) Any employer, other than the state, may offer to all of its employees a health care coverage plan through a program offered by the group insurance board. Notwithstanding sub. (2) and ss. 40.05 (4) and 40.52 (1), the department may by rule establish different eligibility standards or contribution requirements for such employees and employers and may by rule limit the categories of employers, other than the state, which may be included as participating employers under this subchapter.

40.51(8)

(8) Every health care coverage plan offered by the state under sub. (6) shall comply with ss. 631.89, 631.90, 631.93 (2), 631.95, 632.72 (2), 632.746 (1) to (8) and (10), 632.747, 632.748, 632.798, 632.83, 632.835, 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.87 (3) to (6), 632.885, 632.89, 632.895 (5m) and (8) to (17), and 632.896.

40.51 - ANNOT.

NOTE: Sub. (8) is shown as affected effective 1-1-11 by 2009 Wis. Acts 14, 28, 146, 218, and 346 and as merged by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (2) (i). Sub. (8) is shown below as affected effective 12-1-10 by 2009 Wis. Acts 14, 28, 218, and 346 and as merged by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (2) (i):

40.51 - ANNOT.

(8) Every health care coverage plan offered by the state under sub. (6) shall comply with ss. 631.89, 631.90, 631.93 (2), 631.95, 632.72 (2), 632.746 (1) to (8) and (10), 632.747, 632.748, 632.83, 632.835, 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.87 (3) to (6), 632.885, 632.89, 632.895 (5m) and (8) to (17), and 632.896.

40.51 - ANNOT.

NOTE: Prior to 12-1-10 sub. (8) reads:

40.51 - ANNOT.

(8) Every health care coverage plan offered by the state under sub. (6) shall comply with ss. 631.89, 631.90, 631.93 (2), 631.95, 632.72 (2), 632.746 (1) to (8) and (10), 632.747, 632.748, 632.83, 632.835, 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.87 (3) to (6), 632.885, 632.895 (5m) and (8) to (17), and 632.896.

40.51(8m)

(8m) Every health care coverage plan offered by the group insurance board under sub. (7) shall comply with ss. 631.95, 632.746 (1) to (8) and (10), 632.747, 632.748, 632.798, 632.83, 632.835, 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.885, 632.89, and 632.895 (11) to (17).

40.51 - ANNOT.

NOTE: Sub. (8m) is shown as affected effective 1-1-11 by 2009 Wis. Acts 14, 28, 146, 218, and 346 and as merged by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (2) (i). Sub. (8m) is shown below as affected effective 12-1-10 by 2009 Wis. Acts 14, 28, 218, and 346 and as merged by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (2) (i):

40.51 - ANNOT.

(8m) Every health care coverage plan offered by the group insurance board under sub. (7) shall comply with ss. 631.95, 632.746 (1) to (8) and (10), 632.747, 632.748, 632.83, 632.835, 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.885, 632.89, and 632.895 (11) to (17).

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NOTE: Prior to 12-1-10 sub. (8m) reads:

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(8m) Every health care coverage plan offered by the group insurance board under sub. (7) shall comply with ss. 631.95, 632.746 (1) to (8) and (10), 632.747, 632.748, 632.83, 632.835, 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.885, and 632.895 (11) to (17).

40.51(9)

(9) Every health maintenance organization and preferred provider plan offered by the state under sub. (6) shall comply with s. 632.87 (2m).

40.51(10)

(10) Beginning on July 1, 1988, any eligible employee, as defined in s. 40.02 (25) (b) 11., may become covered by group health insurance by electing coverage within 60 days after the date on which he or she ceases to be a participating employee, and by paying the cost of the required premiums, as provided in s. 40.05 (4) (ad). Any eligible employee who does not so elect at the time specified, or who later cancels the insurance, shall not thereafter become insured unless the employee furnishes evidence of insurability satisfactory to the insurer, at the employee's expense or obtains coverage subject to contractual waiting periods, and pays the cost of the required premiums, as provided in s. 40.05 (4) (ad). The method of payment shall be specified in the health insurance contract.

40.51(10m)

(10m) Any eligible employee, as defined in s. 40.02 (25) (b) 6e. and 6g., may become covered under any health care coverage plan offered under sub. (6), without furnishing evidence of insurability, by submitting to the department, on a form provided by the department and within 30 days after the date on which the department receives the employee's application for a retirement annuity or for a lump sum payment under s. 40.25 (1), an election to obtain the coverage, by obtaining coverage subject to contractual waiting periods and by paying the cost of the required premiums, as provided in s. 40.05 (4) (ad).

40.51(11)

(11) An eligible state employee who elects insurance coverage with a county under s. 978.12 (6) may not elect coverage under this section.

40.51(12)

(12) Every defined network plan, as defined in s. 609.01 (1b), and every limited service health organization, as defined in s. 609.01 (3), that is offered by the state under sub. (6) shall comply with ch. 609.

40.51(13)

(13) Every defined network plan, as defined in s. 609.01 (1b), and every limited service health organization, as defined in s. 609.01 (3), that is offered by the group insurance board under sub. (7) shall comply with ch. 609.

40.51(15m)

(15m) Every health care plan, except a health maintenance organization or a preferred provider plan, offered by the state under sub. (6) shall comply with s. 632.86.

40.51(16)

(16) Beginning on the date specified by the department, but not earlier than March 20, 1992, and not later than July 1, 1992, any eligible employee, as defined in s. 40.02 (25) (b) 6m., may elect coverage under any health care coverage plan offered under sub. (6) by furnishing, at the employee's expense, evidence of insurability satisfactory to the insurer or by obtaining coverage subject to contractual waiting periods, and by paying the cost of the required premiums, as provided in s. 40.05 (4) (ad). The method to be used shall be specified in the health insurance contract.

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History: 1981 c. 96; 1983 a. 27; 1985 a. 29; 1987 a. 27, 107, 356; 1987 a. 403 s. 256; 1989 a. 31, 93, 121, 129, 182, 201, 336, 359; 1991 a. 39, 70, 113, 152, 269, 315, 1993 a. 450, 481; 1995 a. 289; 1997 a. 27, 155, 202, 237, 252; 1999 a. 32, 95, 115, 155; 2001 a. 16, 38, 104; 2003 a. 33; 2005 a. 194; 2007 a. 36; 2009 a. 14, 28, 146, 218, 346; s. 13.92 (2) (i).

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Monies appropriated to the Public Employee Trust Fund are not "state funds"; the legislature may not restrict the use of those funds by a statute governing the use of "state or local funds." The restrictions on the use of "state and local" funds for abortions under s. 20.927 do not apply to health plans offered under this section. OAG 1-95

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