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  169.590.  Health plans for school district employees to include retirees, families of retirees and survivors. — 1.  Any insurance contract or plan, including a noninsurance health benefit program, which provides group health insurance or benefits for employees who are members of any retirement system established pursuant to this chapter shall contain provisions that permit:

  (1)  Any employee who retires, or who has retired, and is receiving or is eligible to receive retirement benefits under this chapter to remain or become a member of the group, including a noninsurance health benefit program, and to receive benefits at the same rate as all other members of the group;

  (2)  The spouse or surviving spouse of any employee to remain or become a member of the group, including a noninsurance health benefit program, so long as such spouse is receiving or is eligible to receive retirement benefits under this chapter; and

  (3)  The children or children who survive any employee to remain or become members of the group, including a noninsurance health benefit program, so long as they are receiving or are eligible to receive retirement benefits under this chapter.

  2.  The plan or contract may provide a different level of coverage for any person electing to remain or become a member of an eligible group, including a noninsurance health benefit program, as provided in subsection 1 of this section if such person is eligible for Medicare under the federal Health Insurance for the Aged Act, 42 U.S.C. 1395, as amended.

  3.  A person electing to become or remain a member of a group, including a noninsurance health benefit program, under subsection 1 of this section shall pay the premium for such coverage, including the premium for any covered dependents.

  4.  School districts entering into a contract with an insurance company which provides group health insurance or benefits for employees, including provisions for a noninsurance health benefit program, shall specify that such contract provides coverage for persons who have retired, their spouses and unmarried dependent children and that the enrollment period for such coverage shall be clearly stated for a period of time of not less than thirty days.  Employees shall have one year from the date last employed by a school district that is subject to coverage pursuant to this section to qualify for the coverage provided.

  5.  School districts failing to comply with the provisions of this section shall have deducted from the state aid due such school district an amount equal to the premium for group health insurance, including a noninsurance health benefit program, for those persons denied the benefits required under the provisions of this section.

  6.  As used in this section, the term "noninsurance health benefit program" includes all group health plans or programs providing coverage on an expense-incurred basis, group service or indemnity type contracts issued by a nonprofit corporation, and all self-insured group health benefit plans or programs, of any type or description.

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(L. 1987 S.B. 264 § 1, A.L. 1989 S.B. 352 merged with H.B. 610, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1513, A.L. 1992 H.B. 1425, A.L. 2003 H.B. 346 & 174)


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