WHEREAS, Executive Order No. MJF 2001-40, signed on September 17, 2001, established the Uniform Payroll Insurance Commission (hereafter "Commission") within the executive branch, Office of the Governor;
WHEREAS, the Commission has fulfilled the bulk of its duties and additional and ongoing work by the Commission is required to assist the state to offer a properly administered payroll deduction plan providing high quality insurance-related products at a reasonable rate; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend Executive Order No. MJF 2001-40, as amended by Executive Order No. MJF 2002-1, in order to continue the Commission and modify is duties;
NOW THEREFORE, I, M.J. "MIKE" FOSTER, JR., Governor of the state of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and the laws of the state of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: Subsection 2 of Executive Order No. MJF 2001-40, signed on September 17, 2001, is amended to provide as follows:
The duties and functions of the Commission shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
A. Examining all reasonable options to improve the efficiency and cost effective administration of all voluntary insurance products (exclusive of those offered by the Office of Group Benefits) offered under the uniform payroll system operated by the Division of Administration, including program structure, oversight, offerings, method of selection, internal administration, etc.; and
B. Establishing criteria for vendor and employee participation, as well as definable and measurable quality control measures.
SECTION 2: Subsection 3 of Executive Order No. MJF 2001-40, signed on September 17, 2001, as amended by Executive Order No. MJF 2002-1, signed on January 30, 2002, is amended to provide as follows:
SECTION 3: All other sections, subsections, and/or paragraphs of Executive Order No. MJF 2001-40, as amended by Executive Order No. MJF 2002-1, shall remain in full force and effect.
SECTION 4: This Order is effective upon signature and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.
M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
Secretary of State