1999 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Couric
Retiree Health Insurance (language only)

Item 567 #3s

Item 567 #3s

Independent Agencies
Virginia Retirement System

Page 446, following line 25, insert:
"C. State Medicare Retirees who elected to enroll in a
Medicare + Choice plan when first eligible for Medicare or who
transferred from a state-sponsored program to a Medicare + Choice plan
and maintained continuous coverage in such a plan shall be eligible to
participate in the state-sponsored Medicare Supplement health plan.  If
the retired Medicare-eligible employee first enrolled in a Medicare +
Choice plan prior to January 1, 1999, the coverage effective date for
returning to the state Medicare Supplement plan will be July 1, 1999."

(This amendment is self explanatory.)