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§ 1314.3. Supplemental benefits--Transfer to State Plan--Employer contributions--Preexisting co...

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 74. State Government

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 74. State Government (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 37. Oklahoma Employees Insurance and Benefits Act
74 Okl.St.Ann. § 1314.3
§ 1314.3. Supplemental benefits--Transfer to State Plan--Employer contributions--Preexisting conditions--Satisfaction of deductible--Dental and life insurance plans
(1) All otherwise eligible employees hired by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission after the effective date of this act1 shall participate in the State Plan and shall not be entitled to the supplemental health insurance for which provision is made in this act2 nor to any other Commission benefit plan not generally available to state employees, and no other provisions of this act shall apply to such future hirees.
(2) All otherwise eligible Commission employees not participating in the Agency Plan as of the effective date of this act shall be enrolled in the State Plan on July 1, 1990. Said nonparticipating Commission employees shall not be entitled to the supplemental health insurance for which provision is made in this act.
(3) All Commission employees, retirees and dependents participating in the Agency Plan as of the effective date of this act shall be permitted to transfer to the State Plan and receive the supplemental insurance benefits for which provision is made in Section 1314.4 of this title at such time as the supplemental insurance is available. If not sooner transferred, all Agency Plan participants shall be transferred to the State Plan on January 1, 1991. Such mandatory transfer shall occur simultaneously with any cancellation by the insurance provider of the Agency Plan, occurring prior to January 1, 1991.
(4) All Commission employees, retirees and dependents enrolling in or transferring to the State Plan under the provisions of this section shall be given the opportunity to participate in all options under the State Plan at the time of their enrollment or transfer.
(5) For active employees of the Commission, the Commission shall pay the same monthly premium toward employee-only coverage as that set by the Office of Management and Enterprise Services and paid by the other state agencies participating in the state health insurance program. For retirees of the Commission who retired pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System, the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System shall pay the same monthly contribution towards premiums for regular or Medicare supplement health insurance coverage for those retirees as the amount paid towards the premiums for the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System retirees from other agencies. For retirees of the Commission who retired under the provisions of another retirement plan, the Commission shall pay the same monthly contribution towards premiums for regular or Medicare supplement health insurance coverage for those retirees as the amount paid towards premiums by the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System for retirees of other state agencies.
(6) Except as provided in this subsection, employees and retirees of the Commission, and their dependents, shall be covered under the dental and life insurance plans provided by the Office of Management and Enterprise Services pursuant to the same provisions and premiums as apply to the employees and retirees of other state agencies. Employees and retirees may elect to keep their present agency offered life insurance, in addition to the state life insurance. Any employee who elects to keep their agency offered life insurance shall pay the premium for the life insurance provided pursuant to the Oklahoma Employees Insurance and Benefits Act. Any Commission retiree who elects to participate in the life insurance program provided pursuant to the Oklahoma Employees Insurance and Benefits Act shall pay the premium for such coverage.
(7) In the event that the agency offered life insurance plan is canceled by the insurer offering it, the Commission shall contract with the Office for replacement coverage equal to that lost by said cancellation. The Office is expressly authorized and directed to enter into such a contract. The Commission and the participants shall pay the full actuarial costs and all reasonable administrative costs for such coverage. Said actuarial and administrative costs shall be divided between the Commission and the participants in the same ratio as premiums are now divided for the agency offered life insurance. The Office shall maintain separate reserves for said coverage. On January 1, 2005, the Commission shall convert the agency offered life insurance to the life insurance plans provided by the Office pursuant to the same provisions and premiums as apply to the employees and retirees of other state agencies. The Commission may offer eligible employees an opportunity to voluntarily relinquish their agency life insurance upon a payment to the eligible employee, provided funds exist to do so.

Credits

Laws 1990, c. 303, § 2, emerg. eff. May 30, 1990; Laws 2004, c. 278, § 1, emerg. eff. May 10, 2004; Laws 2012, c. 304, § 957.

Footnotes

O.S.L.1990, c. 303, emergency effective May 30, 1990.
Title 74, § 1314.2 et seq.
74 Okl. St. Ann. § 1314.3, OK ST T. 74 § 1314.3
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 106 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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