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Relating to the provision of certain health information and other information to school districts and other participating entities in the Texas school employees uniform group health coverage program.
The fiscal implications of the bill cannot be determined at this time as the number of districts that would request data is not known.
HB 1342 would require the Teacher Retirement System of Texas to provide "de-identified health
information, enrollment information, or other relevant information
available to the trustee as requested by the entity in connection
with a search for alternative health benefit plan coverage for the
entity’s employees and the employees’ dependents." The information provided could not include any personally identifying information of the covered individuals that that would be protected from disclosure under HIPPA.
Texas Action is neutral on HB 1342 which is administrative in nature with no apparent connection to our Liberty Principles.