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Title VIII PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, BONDS AND RECORDS

Chapter 104

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  104.518.  Disability income benefits, employees covered — certain members of water patrol eligible. — 1.  The board shall provide or contract, or both, for disability income benefits for employees pursuant to sections 104.320 to 104.540, and persons covered by the provisions of sections 287.812 to 287.855, and an employee covered pursuant to the provisions of subdivision (4) of subsection 1 of section 476.515 as follows:

  (1)  Members of the water patrol who qualify for receiving benefits pursuant to subsection 1 of section 104.410 are not eligible for benefits pursuant to this section.  Members of the water patrol who do not qualify for receiving benefits pursuant to subsection 1 of section 104.410 are eligible for benefits pursuant to this section;

  (2)  Effective January 1, 1986, employees other than members of the water patrol who qualify for receiving benefits pursuant to subsection 1 of section 104.410 shall be eligible for coverage on the first of the month following the date of employment;

  (3)  Definitions of disability and other rules and procedures necessary for the operation and administration of the disability benefit shall be established by the board provided that such definitions, rules and procedures may be established in any contract between the board and any insurer or service organization to provide the disability benefits provided for pursuant to this section or in any policy issued to the board by such insurer or service organization;

  (4)  An employee may elect to waive the receipt of the disability benefit provided for pursuant to this section at any time.

  2.  To the extent that the board enters or has entered into any contract with any insurer or service organization to provide the disability benefits provided for pursuant to this section:

  (1)  The obligation to provide such disability benefits shall be primarily that of the insurer or service organization and secondarily that of the board;

  (2)  Any member who has been denied disability benefits by the insurer or service organization and has exhausted all appeal procedures provided by the insurer or service organization may appeal such decision by filing a petition against the insurer or service organization in a court of law in the member's county of residence;

  (3)  The board and the system shall not be liable for the disability benefits provided for by an insurer or service organization pursuant to this section and shall not be subject to any cause of action with regard to disability benefits or the denial of disability benefits by the insurer or service organization unless the member has obtained judgment against the insurer or service organization for disability benefits and the insurer or service organization is unable to satisfy that judgment.

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(L. 1988 H.B. 1643 & 1399, A.L. 1994 S.B. 772, A.L. 2001 S.B. 371)


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