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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 the same benefits as those specified in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement for employees of a similar employment status.

The Superintendent or designee shall maintain the confidentiality of employee health records in accordance with law.

(cf. 4112.6/4212.6/4312.6 - Personnel Files)

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 employees of their rights and responsibilities related to continuing their health insurance benefits when their eligibility changes in accordance with law and administrative regulation.

To receive continuation coverage under this program, covered employees and qualified beneficiaries 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.

The district contribution toward continuation health coverage for covered employees or qualified beneficiaries under this program shall be the same as for current employees participating in the group health plan.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

7000-7008 Health and welfare benefits, retired certificated employees

35208 Liability insurance

35214 Liability insurance (self-insurance)

44041-44042 Payroll deductions for collection of premiums

44986 Leave of absence, state disability benefits

45136 Benefits for classified employees

FAMILY CODE

297-297.5 Rights, protections and benefits under law; registered domestic partners

GOVERNMENT CODE

22750-22944 Public Employees' Medical and Hospital Care Act, especially:

22931 Application of education code provisions relating to inclusion of certain retirees in local health and welfare benefit plans

53200-53210 Group insurance

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

1366.20-1366.29 Cal-COBRA program, health insurance

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

1374.58 Coverage for registered domestic partners, health service plans and health insurers

INSURANCE CODE

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

10128.50-10128.59 Cal-COBRA program, disability insurance

12670-12692.5 Conversion coverage

LABOR CODE

2800.2 Notification of conversion and continuation coverage

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CODE

2613 Education program; notice of rights and benefits

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 26

4980B COBRA continuation coverage

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 29

1161-1168 COBRA continuation coverage

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42

1395-1395g Medicare benefits

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 26

54.4980B-1-54.4980B-10 COBRA continuation coverage

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 45

164.500-164.534 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

California Department of Industrial Relations: http://www.dir.ca.gov

California Employment Development Department: http://www.edd.ca.gov

U.S. Department of Labor: http://www.dol.gov

Policy LA CA–ÅDA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: January 18, 2005 La Canada, California