Department of Management Services

Legislative and Policy Resources

The Division of State Group Insurance offers and manages a comprehensive package of health and welfare insurance benefits for active and retired state employees and their eligible dependents.

Governing Authority
Section 110.123, Florida Statutes: State Group Insurance Program
Section 110.161, Florida Statutes: State Employees; Pretax Benefits Program
Section 112.08, Florida Statutes: Group Insurance for Public Officers, Employees, and Certain Volunteers; Physical Examinations
General Appropriations Act 2016-2017, Section 8(3) (Adobe PDF Document 16.26 KB)
Chapter 627, Florida Statutes: Insurance Rates and Contracts
Chapter 641, Florida Statutes: Health Care Service Program
Florida Administrative Code, Rule 60P: State Group Insurance Program
Federal Laws and Internal Revenue Code

Cafeteria Plan
The State Group Insurance Program is a Cafeteria Plan, a plan that meets the requirements and regulations of Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code. The State of Florida Cafeteria Plan (Adobe PDF Document 767.63 KB) permits employees to select the benefits that are most relevant to their personal situation.

Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
The U.S. Congress passed legislation (H.R. 3950 and H.R. 4872) known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, that was signed by the president. Implementation of that legislation will occur over many years. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is developing rules to guide implementation for the provisions of this legislation.

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) allows a temporary extension of health coverage to employees and their families who lose their health care benefits under certain circumstances. For more information about COBRA please visit the U.S. Department of Labor website.

DSGI Vendor Contracts
The Division manages the contracts for health, prescription drugs, life, dental and vision.

Policy Clarifications
Policy Clarifications are used to communicate clarifications of current program policies and procedures.