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As used in this part, the term "annuitant" shall include:

(a) A family member of a deceased retired member or participant of the State Teachers' Retirement Plan who retired within 120 days of separation from employment, and who at the time of his or her death, was receiving a retirement allowance that did not provide for a survivor allowance to family members and who elects coverage as an annuitant prior to January 1, 2003. This subdivision shall not apply to any family member of a retired member or participant of the State Teachers' Retirement Plan who retired on or after January 1, 2003, from a school contracting under this part prior to January 1, 2001.

(b) A family member of a deceased retired member or participant of the State Teachers' Retirement Plan who retired within 120 days of separation from employment, who retired before the member's or participant's school elected to contract for health benefit coverage under this part, and who, at the time of his or her death, was receiving a retirement allowance that did not provide for a survivor allowance to family members and who elects coverage as an annuitant within one calendar year from the date that the member's or participant's school elected to contract for health benefit coverage under this part.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 803, Sec. 51.)