Notwithstanding any other provision of this part, a former Member of the Legislature who has served six or more years as a Member of the Legislature may elect, within 60 days after permanent separation from state service, to enroll or continue enrollment in a health benefit plan and dental care plan provided to annuitants. Upon that election, the former member shall pay the total premiums related to that coverage and an additional 2 percent thereof for the administrative costs incurred by the board and the Department of Personnel Administration in administering this section.
The health and dental benefits shall be provided without discrimination as to premium rates or benefits coverage. A person who subsequently terminates his or her coverage under this section may not reenroll pursuant to this section.
(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 69, Sec. 22.)