Senate Bill 1444 was enacted in the 2021 Texas legislative session that amends law relating to participation in the uniform group coverage program for school employees. Senate Bill 1444 mandates a study with assessments to be conducted on the health care needs and health coverage options available to employees of Texas public school districts including charter schools.
Senate Bill 1444 Survey Results due November 1 may show:
- The majority of respondents are satisfied or somewhat satisfied with benefit coverage, costs, and access to care.
- An alternative self-funded health plan risk pool has 36,000 members in 160 districts
- A level funded (self-funded) health plan risk pool has 38,000 members in 14 school districts
Survey results will become public record November 1.