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SF 2433

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/14/2019 09:16am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to employment; requiring outreach to Minnesota workers on the availability
of short-term disability insurance.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginOUTREACH ON SHORT-TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE
AVAILABILITY.
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new text begin (a) The commissioner of employment and economic development shall conduct outreach
to Minnesota workers to communicate the availability of purchasing short-term disability
insurance in the private insurance market as a means to be paid a portion of a salary if a
worker cannot work because of a disabling illness, injury, or pregnancy.
new text end

new text begin (b) In conducting the outreach, the commissioner must:
new text end

new text begin (1) develop materials communicating that short-term disability insurance:
new text end

new text begin (i) pays a portion of a salary if a worker cannot work because of the worker's disabling
illness, injury, or pregnancy; and
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new text begin (ii) is not a government benefit, and is not connected to any public benefit program, but
is private insurance coverage that a worker purchases through a private insurance company;
new text end

new text begin (2) develop and make available publicly on the department's website:
new text end

new text begin (i) a list of short-term disability insurance providers offering policies to Minnesota
workers in the private market; and
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new text begin (ii) a list of agents licensed to sell short-term disability insurance in Minnesota; and
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new text begin (3) provide a telephone number and contact for assistance about other sources of
information on short-term disability insurance.
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