OPEA, once again, has done a great job in telling their legislators how important the benefit allowance is to state employees and their families. After visiting with OPEA members and staff, Rep. Mulready has agreed to remove the benefit allowance section from SB 305.
SB 305 is no longer harmful to state employees, but will actually be helpful. As written the bill only sets up health savings accounts pre-tax for employees who choose that option.
OPEA appreciates Rep. Mulready amending SB 305. He has told us that he would like to work with OPEA during the interim to address health insurance and total compensation issues for state employees.
If you would like to thank Rep. Mulready for amending the bill, his e-mail address is email@example.com.