2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:64A-13.1 - County college employee permitted to waive health care coverage.
18A:64A-13.1 County college employee permitted to waive health care coverage.
3.Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law to the contrary, a county college that enters into a contract providing group health care benefits to its employees may allow any employee who is eligible for other health care coverage to waive coverage under the county college's plan to which the employee is entitled by virtue of employment with the county college. The waiver shall be in such form as the county college shall prescribe and shall be filed with the county college. In consideration of filing such a waiver, a county college may pay to the employee annually an amount, to be established in the sole discretion of the county college, which shall not exceed 50% of the amount saved by the county college because of the employee's waiver of coverage, and, for a waiver filed on or after the effective date of P.L.2010, c.2, which shall not exceed 25%, or $5,000, whichever is less, of the amount saved by the county college because of the employee's waiver of coverage. An employee who waives coverage shall be permitted to resume coverage under the same terms and conditions as apply to initial coverage if the employee ceases to be covered through the other health care coverage for any reason, including, but not limited to, the retirement or death of the employee's spouse or divorce. An employee who resumes coverage shall repay, on a pro rata basis, any amount received which represents an advance payment for a period of time during which coverage is resumed. An employee who wishes to resume coverage shall file a declaration with the county college in such form as the county college shall prescribe, that the waiver is revoked. The decision of a county college to allow its employees to waive coverage and the amount of consideration to be paid therefor shall not be subject to the collective bargaining process.
L.2003, c.3, s.3; amended 2010, c.2, s.17.
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