The Committee on Health, Economic Development, Homeland Security and Senior Citizens will be conducting a Public, Status and Confirmation Hearing  on Wednesday, April 8, 2015  at 9:00 A.M., 2:00 P.M. and 5:30 P.M. in the Legislature’s Public Hearing Room:

  

**9:00 A.M. Public and Confirmation Hearing:

 

-The Executive Appointment of Mr. David John to serve as a Member of the Guam Economic Development Authority Board of Trustees.

 

-The Executive Appointment of Mr. Edward J. Calvo to serve as a Member of the Guam Economic Development Authority Board of Trustees.

-Bill No. 26-33 (COR) - T.R. Muña Barnes

An act to add a new § 10315 to Chapter 10, of Title 5 of the Guam Code Annotated; Relative to the online and public disclosure of medical licenses issued by the Guam Board of Medical Examiners. 

-Bill No. 54-33 (COR) - J.V. Espaldon / D.G. Rodriguez, Jr. / B.J.F. Cruz

An act to amend § 4301(b) of 4 GCA, Relative to the Calculation of Government of Guam Group Health Insurance Plan Employee Contributions.  

**2:00 P.M. Status Hearing on the implementation of Public Law 31-73, the DPHSS Rules and Regulations relative to Child Care Facilities and Child Care Homes.  The Guam Early Learning Council will be invited to participate. 

**5:30 P.M. Public Hearing

-Bill No. 45-33 (COR) - D.G. Rodriguez, Jr.

An act to adopt the Rules and Regulations governing the issuance of health certificates, by amending Article 4 of Division 1, Title 26, Guam Administrative Rules and Regulations.

-Bill No. 53-33 (COR) - D.G. Rodriguez, Jr.

An act to adopt Rules and Regulations governing the sanitary operations and inspections of temporary workforce housing pursuant to §21102 of Chapter 21 and §26305 of Chapter 26A, Title 10 Guam Code Annotated. 

Written testimony should be addressed to Senator Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr. and may be submitted via email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  faxed to 649-0520; or hand-delivery/mail to 155 Hesler Place, Hagåtña, Guam 96910. 

The hearings will be broadcast live on Docomo channel 117 and GTA channel 21. 

Individuals who may require special assistance or accommodations are asked to please contact my office at 649-8638/0511 no later than 48 hours prior to the scheduled hearing.

Si Yu’os ma’åse’!

 

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH TO HOST TOWN HALL PRESENTATION ON MEDICARE

 

Chairperson Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr. and the Legislative Committee on Health and Senior Citizens will be hosting a Town Hall presentation on Medicare by the Division of Senior Citizens of the Department of Public Health and Social Services.  The presentation will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 5:30 PM in the Guam Legislature Public Hearing Room.

 

“It is my intent to reach out to senior citizens who are Medicare eligible for both government of Guam and private sector retirees.  The presentation will also be of interest to active employees who are eligible,” Senator Rodriguez stated.  “Currently there are over 12,000 Medicare members on Guam.  And many more that are eligible who are not members.”

 

“This includes a surprisingly large number of government of Guam retirees and active employees who are eligible but do not take advantage of it for lack of information.   They choose to solely remain with the GovGuam health plan.  I am constantly approached by these retirees requesting for a more cost effective, affordable interaction between the two,” Rodriguez added.

 

The Division of Senior Citizens provided an excellent informational presentation on Thursday for the Government of Guam Group Health Insurance Negotiating Team on Medicare and how Medicare interacts with the GovGuam insurance plans.  “I believe this will be of interest to others as well, which is why we are going to conduct it,” stated Rodriguez.

 

Senator Rodriguez concluded, “I am sincerely grateful to the Division of Senior Citizens administrator Arthur San Agustin and to Joleen Almandres, the program expert on Medicare, for their active cooperation and support in conducting this presentation.”

 

Division of Senior Citizens representatives will be on hand to assist any eligible retiree to schedule to enroll or answer any questions.  Representatives from the Department of Administration Human Resource Benefits Program and the Government of Guam Retirement Fund have been invited to attend and facilitate the presentation.  The deadline for open enrolment into Medicare for 2015 is Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

 

The Town Hall Presentation on Medicare will be broadcast live on the legislative Channel 117 for Docomo Pacific subscribers and Channel 2 for GTA customers.

 

For more information, please contact the office of Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr.: 649-8338/0511

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