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SENATE BILL NO. 1452
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S1452......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM - Adds to existing law to require that
for retirees under the Public Employee Retirement System, the rights to
health insurance coverage shall be maintained for a surviving spouse after
the death of the retiree.
02/14 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/15 Rpt prt - to Com/HuRes
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-sixth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2002
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1452
BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT BENEFITS; AMENDING CHAPTER 13, TITLE
3 59, IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 59-1366, IDAHO CODE, TO
4 REQUIRE THAT RIGHTS TO HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE BE MAINTAINED.
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. That Chapter 13, Title 59, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
7 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des-
8 ignated as Section 67-1366, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
9 59-1366. INSURANCE RIGHTS TO BE EXTENDED. A health insurance program or
10 options in effect for a retired member and his or her spouse at the time of
11 death of the retired member shall, at the option of the surviving spouse, be
12 continued in effect at the cost of the spouse, until he or she reaches the age
13 of sixty-five (65) years.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation is for those eligible for coverage under the
State's health insurance program. It would extend coverage beyond
the 36-month cobra on the same terms and with the same conditions
for the spouse and adult dependent children of a state retiree
should the retiree precede them in death. It would require that
spouse and/or dependent bear the full cost of that coverage.
At tHe time this legislation would go into effect, the spouse or
adult dependent would be bearing the full cost of the health
insurance so that there would be no cost to the general fund.
Name: Sen. Gary Schroeder
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1452