On December 15, 2008, a bill (A3557) was introduced to require municipalities or local governmental entities providing health insurance and prescription benefits to provide 45-days notice if it intends to change providers for these benefits. The governing body also would be required to provide its employees, or their majority representative, with the master plan documents of both the current benefit plan as well as the proposed provider plan prior to the implementation of the new benefit plan.

Note: This article was published in the January 2009 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority.


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