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  104.403.  Certain retirees eligible to apply for medical coverage benefits, amount of contribution, limitations. — 1.  Any state employee or retiree who retires pursuant to section 104.404, and who is also eligible for medical coverage as described in section 103.115, shall be eligible to apply for the following coverage:

  (1)  Such retiree may elect to continue coverage for himself or herself and any eligible dependents at the same cost as if such retiree was an active employee;

  (2)  Such retiree may continue to pay the applicable rate as if the retiree were an active employee for a maximum period of five years or upon becoming eligible for Medicare, whichever occurs first; and

  (3)  After five years or upon becoming eligible for Medicare, the cost for medical coverage for such retiree and any dependents shall revert to the applicable rate in place at that time.

  2.  Any employee or retiree of a participating member agency who retires pursuant to section 104.404 shall only be eligible to have the provisions of subsection 1 of this section applied to his or her coverage if the governing body of the participating member agency elects to provide such benefits.

  3.  The governing boards of Truman State University, Lincoln University, the educational institutions described in section 174.020, the highway commission that governs the health care plans of the Missouri department of transportation and the Missouri state highway patrol, and the conservation commission of the department of conservation may elect to provide its employees or retirees who retire pursuant to section 104.404 the same benefits as described in subsection 1 of this section under the respective medical plans of those institutions and departments.  If the highway commission elects to provide retirees the benefits of this section, any special consultant pursuant to section 104.515 who is a member of the Missouri department of transportation and Missouri state highway patrol medical and life insurance plan and who retired on or after February 1, 2003, but prior to July 1, 2003, shall be eligible to receive the benefits of this section.


(L. 2003 S.B. 248, et al. § 1)

Effective 7-01-03

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