This study extends the work of existing comparative studies of insurance regulation and benefits by considering the full range of mandated
health insurance benefits and their adoption since 1949.
According to the study, the number of state mandated
benefits - which has increased steadily for 20 years - is now up to 2,271 mandates nationwide.
benefits have been an attractive tool because they do not require collecting new taxes or shifting government revenues to provide a benefit that policymakers believe should be required--possibly for reasons of paternalism, because of externalities, or due to problems of adverse selection (Summers 1989).
Rhode Island and Virginia have the most mandated
benefits (70 each) while Idaho has the least (13), according to the council, which says that state-mandated
benefits can increase costs and make health insurance less affordable.
If the amount appropriated to fund a mandate does not fully cover the mandated
activity, the school district or private school may discontinue or modify the mandated
activity so that the costs of compliance do not exceed the funding received.
The governor noted that the policy mandated
by AB 606 prohibits discrimination based on characteristics already covered in law.
In January 2001, we reported that Treasury instituted a formal process in 1999 to systematically promote congressionally mandated
policies at the IMF.
objectives need to be adapted to be on the developmental level of the Involved learner.
While Saskatchewan and Quebec's offices contained all communications functions with British Columbia and Newfoundland rating second followed by Alberta and Manitoba rated at third and Nova Scotia fourth, Ontario had no discernible communications in any of the comparison functions, including no mandated
information materials describing the Advocacy Office.
Section 1038 of that Act mandated
that all federally funded projects must use a percentage of rubberized asphalt, he says.
For those who want mandated
coverages, Hillman points out that all of Colorado's existing mandates continue to apply to the dozens of other policies offered by every insurance company.
Nine students indicated that their agencies' in-service training curriculum was constructed around the needs of the agency and mandated
topics, which personnel often resented due in large part to the perceived minimization of the officers' intelligence and abilities and curricula not tailored for adult learners and their career objectives.