SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of enrollment in health insurance with the Group Insurance Commission pursuant to General Law Chapter 32B, Section 219, any employee who retires from the service of the City of Pittsfield or has retired from the service of the City of Pittsfield and is enrolled in a health plan offered by the City and who, on the date of their retirement, received a ninety percent contribution to said health plan from the City of Pittsfield and their spouse and dependents shall be entitled to continue to receive a ninety per cent of premium contribution from the City of Pittsfield for so long as the retiree remains continuously enrolled in the benefit plan, notwithstanding any alteration in health plan premiums by the City.
SECTION 2. If the Commonwealth mandates an increase in the minimum percentage contribution active employees only shall pay toward their health insurance, the provisions of this Act governing the percentages to be paid by retirees shall not be affected.
SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its passage
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