Senator Rosenwald’s Wellness Incentive Legislation Passes Senate HHS Committee
Contact Name: Marina Altschiller
Phone: (603) 271-3375
CONCORD – Today, in a vote of 3-2, the Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted Ought to Pass with Amendment on SB 319, Senator Cindy Rosenwald’s (D-Nashua) bill to enable all full risk group market health coverage offered by health carriers to employers to provide a wellness financial incentive to insured persons when voluntarily supplied with sufficient evidence the insured is currently fully vaccinated for Covid-19 at the time of enrollment. The bill repeals this requirement in 2023. Senators Sherman, Whitley, and Bradley voted in favor of the legislation. The bill will next be brought before the full Senate for a vote.
After the vote, prime sponsor Senator Cindy Rosenwald (D-Nashua) issued the following statement:
“We all know that the way out of the COVID-19 pandemic is through the majority of the population making the responsible choice and getting vaccinated. As amended, this bill puts one more tool in our toolbox by giving carriers the opportunity to provide financial incentives for vaccination, much in the same way they do for the flu shot. I am grateful for the bipartisan support of this legislation and look forward to bringing it before the rest of the Senate.”