S.P. 729 - L.D. 1988
An Act to Increase the Opportunities of Retired State Employees to Enroll a Spouse or Dependents in the Maine State Health Insurance Plan
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 5 MRSA §285, sub-§3-B is enacted to read:
3-B. Enrollment of spouse and dependents of retirees. Effective January 1, 2003, a retiree eligible for participation in the group health insurance plan under this section may enroll a spouse and dependents in the group plan as follows:
A. Upon retirement, the retiree may enroll a spouse and dependent or dependents for coverage under the plan effective on the date of retirement; or
B. Subsequent to retirement, the retiree may enroll a spouse and dependent or dependents for coverage under the plan if:
(1) At the time of retirement, the retiree designated in writing the name of the spouse and dependent or dependents to be enrolled at a future date; and
(2) The spouse and dependent or dependents can demonstrate coverage for at least 18 months immediately prior to enrollment under another health insurance plan or can demonstrate that health insurance coverage for that person pursuant to the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 under a prior plan has been exhausted.
Effective July 25, 2002, unless otherwise indicated.
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