FY 2019-20 INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES BUDGET                                         S.B. 141 (P.A. 55 of 2019):

                                                                                                             INITIAL APPROPRIATIONS WITH VETOES**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHANGES FROM

FY 2018-19 YEAR-TO-DATE

FULL-TIME EQUATED (FTE) CLASSIFIED POSITIONS/FUNDING SOURCE

FY 2018-19

YEAR-TO-DATE*

FY 2019-20

INITIAL APPROPS.

AMOUNT

PERCENT

FTE Positions..............................................................

                      336.5

                      346.5

                         10.0

               3.0 

GROSS..........................................................................

            67,971,900

            68,814,800

                  842,900

               1.2 

Less:

 

 

 

 

   Interdepartmental Grants Received.........................

                  713,800

                  723,100

                      9,300

               1.3 

ADJUSTED GROSS....................................................

            67,258,100

            68,091,700

                  833,600

               1.2 

Less:

 

 

 

 

   Federal Funds...........................................................

              2,017,300

              1,017,600

                (999,700)

           (49.6)

   Local and Private.......................................................

                              0

                              0

                              0

               0.0 

TOTAL STATE SPENDING.........................................

            65,240,800

            67,074,100

              1,833,300

               2.8 

Less:

 

 

 

 

   Other State Restricted Funds..................................

            64,690,800

            66,924,100

              2,233,300

               3.5 

GENERAL FUND/GENERAL PURPOSE...................

                  550,000

                  150,000

                (400,000)

           (72.7)

PAYMENTS TO LOCALS...........................................

                              0

                              0

                              0

               0.0 

*As of September 30, 2019.


 

 

 

Gross

GF/GP

FY 2018-19 Year-to-Date Appropriation......................................................

$67,971,900

$550,000

 

Changes from FY 2018-19 Year-to-Date:

 

 

Items Included by the Senate and House

 

 

  1.  Anti-Fraud Unit. The Governor and Senate included $499,300 in Restricted funds and 6.0 FTEs for the Anti-Fraud Unit created by Executive Order 2018-9. The Anti-Fraud Unit will investigate fraud and criminal activity in the insurance and financial services sectors.

499,300

0

  2.  Removal of One-Time Actuarial Study. The Governor and Senate removed a one-time $400,000 GF/GP appropriation for an evaluation of the State's pursuit of a health care innovation waiver under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

(400,000)

(400,000)

  3.  Economic Adjustments. Includes $818,600 Gross and $0 GF/GP for total economic adjustments, of which an estimated negative $575,500 Gross and $0 GF/GP is for legacy retirement costs (pension and retiree health).

818,600

0

Conference Agreement on Items of Difference

 

 

  4.  Fund Shift. The House reduced GF/GP funding by $100,000 and increased authorized restricted spending from the Insurance Bureau Fund by the same amount. The Conference did not include this fund shift.

0

0

  5.  Boilerplate Vetoes. The Governor vetoed three boilerplate sections (Secs. 304, 305, and 307) and eliminated $75,000 in associated restricted funding.

(75,000)

0

 

Total Changes...............................................................................................

$842,900

($400,000)

FY 2019-20 Initial Ongoing/One-Time Appropriations**...............................

$68,814,800

$150,000

 

Boilerplate Changes from FY 2018-19 Year-to-Date:

Items Included by the Senate and House

  1.  Out-of-State Travel Report. The Governor replaced this report with a less detailed version that is consistent with the report found in most other budget bills. The replacement section also removed restrictions on the circumstances for such travel. The Senate and House retained. (Sec. 207) 

  2.  Communication with the Legislature. The Governor removed a prohibition against taking disciplinary action against Department employees who communicate with the Legislature. The Senate and House retained. (Sec. 216)

  3.  Healthy Michigan Plan Accounting Structure. The Governor removed a section requiring LARA and DHHS to maintain an accounting structure allowing for identification of expenditures related with the administration of the Health Michigan Plan. The Senate and House retained. (Sec. 218)

  4.  Healthy Michigan Reporting. The Governor removed a section that limited GF/GP expenditures for executive director programs to uses necessary to comply with Healthy Michigan reporting requirements. The Senate and House retained. (Sec. 219)

  5.  Insurance Bureau Fund Expenditures. The Governor removed a section noting that funds in the Insurance Bureau Fund may be expended to support legislative participation in insurance activities coordinated by insurance and legislative associations. This use is already permitted by statute. The Senate and House retained. (Sec. 220)

  6.  Health Insurance Rate Filings Report. The Governor removed a section requiring the Department to report annual rate filings to the Legislature. The Senate and House retained. (Sec. 301)

  7.  Innovation Waiver Actuarial Study. The Governor removed language specific to a one-time actuarial study of the State's pursuit of a health care innovation waiver under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Senate and House concurred. (Sec. 401)

Conference Agreement on Items of Difference

  8.  Contingency Funds. The Senate removed language appropriating contingency funds. The House retained. Conference included reduced contingency fund authorizations. (Sec. 210)

  9.  TV or Radio Productions. The Governor removed a prohibition against the Department producing radio or TV productions. The Senate retained. The House deleted. The Conference modified to prohibit third-party vendor contracts for this purpose. (Sec. 217)

10.  Enhanced 0850 Reporting Requirements. The House included language requiring the Department to differentiate the primary and specific claims functions of third party administrators in its 0805 report. The Conference did not include. (Sec. 304)

11.  Auto Insurance Marketplace Feasibility Study. The House included language requiring the Department to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of an auto insurance marketplace that would allow consumers to compare rates and plans among insurance providers. The Conference included. (Sec. 304) The Governor vetoed this Section.

12.  Anti-Fraud Unit Cost Savings Report. The House included language requiring the Department to provide a report detailing the cost savings to the State and consumers achieved through the new Anti-Fraud unit. The Conference included. (Sec. 305) The Governor vetoed this Section.

13.  Consumer Services Complaints Report. The House included language requiring the Department to produce a report on the complains received by the Office of Consumer Services. The Conference included. (Sec. 306)

14.  Guidance on Financial Services to Marijuana Businesses. The Conference included language requiring the Department to issue a letter of guidance and an examination manual for state-chartered financial institutions that provide services to marijuana-related businesses. (Sec. 307) The Governor vetoed this Section.

 

 

Date Completed:  10-1-19                                                                                   Fiscal Analyst:  Elizabeth Raczkowski

 

**This reflects action taken by the State Administrative Board on 10-1-19 if applicable.

 

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.