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Atascadero USD |  BP  4254, 4154,4354  Personnel

Health And Welfare Benefits   

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The District shall provide health and welfare benefits for certificated and classified employees in bargaining units in accordance with state and federal law and subject to negotiated employee agreements.

(cf. 4140/4240 - Bargaining Units)

(cf. 4141/4241 - Collective Bargaining Agreement)

Employees who are not in bargaining units shall receive benefits as specified in Board policy and administrative regulation.

Retired Employees

Retired employees and other qualified persons may continue to participate in the district's group health and welfare benefit plan and dental care benefit plan in accordance with state and federal law. The Superintendent or designee shall advise all employees of their rights and responsibilities related to continuing their health insurance benefits when their eligibility changes.

To receive continuation coverage under this program, the qualified beneficiary shall pay the premiums, dues and other charges, including any increases in premiums or dues, and costs incurred by the District in administering this program.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

7000-7008 Health and welfare benefits, retired certificated employees

35208 Liability insurance

35214 Liability insurance (self-insurance)

44041 Deductions in salary payment as requested by employee

44042 Payroll deduction for collection of insurance premium

44986 Leave of absence for disability allowance applicant

45136 Benefits for classified

GOVERNMENT CODE

22156 Medicare coverage for school District employees

22751-22883 Public Employees' Medical and Hospital Care Act

22858 Application of education code provisions relating to mandatory inclusion of certain retirees in local health and welfare benefit plans

22859 Participation in Medicare reimbursement program

53200-53210 Group insurance, especially:

53200 Definitions: group insurance, local agency; health and welfare benefits, employees

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

1366.20-1366.28 Cal-COBRA program, health insurance

1373.621 Continuation coverage, age 60 or older after five years with District

INSURANCE CODE

10116.5 Continuation coverage, age 60 or older after five years with District

10128.50-10128.58 Cal-COBRA program, disability insurance

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CODE

2613 Education program; notice of rights and benefits

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 26

4980B Failure to satisfy continuation coverage

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 29

1161-1168 COBRA continuation coverage

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42

1395-1395ggg Medicare benefits

Policy ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: May 2, 2000 Atascadero, California