6510 - Health Insurance
|Policy: Health Insurance||Policy Number: 6510|
|Date of Original Policy: 07/10/2002||Date Revision Adopted: 11/07/2018|
|Reviewed by Policy Committee: 10/17/2018||Date of Next Review: 12/09/2021|
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Health insurance for certified and support staffs shall be in accordance with their respective negotiated agreements.
The District agrees to negotiate with its employees for health insurance coverage. A person appointed to a position in the Jordan Elbridge Central School District is eligible to apply for enrollment immediately upon employment, if: (a) The employee works a regular schedule work week of 20 hours or more; (b) Any employee was eligible and was a member of the plan prior to the date of adoption of this policy.
Continuation of Medical Insurance Coverage at Termination of Employment
Under the provisions of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA), employees and their dependents are eligible to continue their insurance coverage for up to eighteen (18) months when termination of their insurance is due to a reduction in their hours worked, or upon termination of their employment.
Dependents of employees are eligible to continue their insurance for up to thirty-six (36) months upon occurrence of one of the following events:
a) Death of the covered employee
b) Divorce or legal separation from the covered employee
c) An employee becomes eligible for Medicare
d) The dependents of a covered employee reach the maximum age for dependent coverage
Those who are eligible to continue coverage have up to sixty (60) days to complete the Continuation of Coverage Election Form. They must pay the full cost of the premium plus administrative costs incurred by the District.
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985