Legislative Goals

 

GSRA’s specific outcomes for the current legislative session are to:

 

  1. Enhance ERS Retirees Benefits by:

 

  1. Providing $76.05 million of state funds ($117 million total including federal matching funds) in the FY 2019 Budget to provide a 1% COLA to ERS retirees beginning on July 1, 2018.

 

  1. Seeking legislative affirmation that the ERS Board is authorized to add annually a percentage of a minimum of .45% to the ADEC (Actuarially Determined Employer Contribution) to help pay down the unfunded liability of the ERS retirement fund.

 

  1. Attain a 3% pay raise for all active state employees and teachers.

 

  1. Maintain SHBP benefits at the current level with minimal increased cost (both premiums and out of pocket expenses).

 

  1. Support passage of legislation that protects against surprise medical billing for patients when receiving medical care from an in-network provider in an in-network facility even if other medical personnel may be out-of-network contract employees.
 
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