41.05.075  <<  41.05.080 >>   41.05.085

Participation in insurance plans and contractsRetired, disabled, or separated employeesCertain surviving spouses, state registered domestic partners, and dependent children.

(1) Under the qualifications, terms, conditions, and benefits set by the public employees' benefits board:
(a) Retired or disabled state employees, retired or disabled school employees, retired or disabled employees of county, municipal, or other political subdivisions, or retired or disabled employees of tribal governments covered by this chapter may continue their participation in insurance plans and contracts after retirement or disablement;
(b) Separated employees may continue their participation in insurance plans and contracts if participation is selected immediately upon separation from employment;
(c) Surviving spouses, surviving state registered domestic partners, and dependent children of emergency service personnel killed in the line of duty may participate in insurance plans and contracts.
(2) Rates charged surviving spouses and surviving state registered domestic partners of emergency service personnel killed in the line of duty, retired or disabled employees, separated employees, spouses, or dependent children who are not eligible for parts A and B of medicare shall be based on the experience of the community-rated risk pool established under RCW 41.05.022.
(3) Rates charged to surviving spouses and surviving state registered domestic partners of emergency service personnel killed in the line of duty, retired or disabled employees, separated employees, spouses, or children who are eligible for parts A and B of medicare shall be calculated from a separate experience risk pool comprised only of individuals eligible for parts A and B of medicare; however, the premiums charged to medicare-eligible retirees and disabled employees shall be reduced by the amount of the subsidy provided under RCW 41.05.085.
(4) Surviving spouses, surviving state registered domestic partners, and dependent children of emergency service personnel killed in the line of duty and retired or disabled and separated employees shall be responsible for payment of premium rates developed by the authority which shall include the cost to the authority of providing insurance coverage including any amounts necessary for reserves and administration in accordance with this chapter. These self pay rates will be established based on a separate rate for the employee, the spouse, state registered domestic partners, and the children.
(5) The term "retired state employees" for the purpose of this section shall include but not be limited to members of the legislature whether voluntarily or involuntarily leaving state office.

NOTES:

IntentEffective date2007 c 114: See notes following RCW 41.05.011.
Effective dateApplication2001 c 165: See note following RCW 41.05.011.
Effective dates1996 c 39: See note following RCW 41.32.010.
IntentEffective dates1994 c 153: See notes following RCW 41.05.011.
Effective date1993 c 386 §§ 3, 7, and 11: See note following RCW 41.04.205.
Intent1993 c 386: See note following RCW 28A.400.391.
Effective dateConditions prerequisite to implementing sections1977 ex.s. c 136: See note following RCW 41.05.050.
Effective dateEffect of vetoSavingsSeverability1973 1st ex.s. c 147: See notes following RCW 41.05.050.
Severability1970 ex.s. c 39: See note following RCW 41.05.050.
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