Sections 19, 20, 21, 22 & 23: Insurance Partnership Eligibility

Expands employee eligibility for participation in the Insurance Partnership Program to 300% of the Federal Poverty Level. • Ensures that Insurance Partnership subsidies are consistent with those provided under the Commonwealth Care program. • Specifies that self-employed individuals enrolled in the Insurance Partnership Program are eligible for employee subsidies only.

Section 29 (Part 1): MassHealth Adult Benefits

Restores all MassHealth adult benefits cut in 2002, including dental, vision, chiropractic, and prosthetics, effective July 1, 2006. (Note: This section was partially superseded by a provision in the FY 2011 budget authorizing reduction of dental benefits to adults in MassHealth.)

Section 29 (Part 2): MassHealth Wellness Program

Creates a Wellness Program for MassHealth recipients to encourage healthy outcomes by authorizing incentives, including reduction of MassHealth premiums or copayments, as wellness goals are met.

Section 112: MassHealth Waiver Amendment

Requires the Commonwealth to request an amendment to the MassHealth demonstration waiver to implement Chapter 58 of the Acts of 2006 and to seek maximum federal reimbursement available for subsidized health insurance programs.