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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 345         FILED ON: 1/10/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2429

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

John W. Scibak

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to clarify Chapter 32B, Section 9A1/2.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 345        FILED ON: 1/10/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2429

By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2429) of John W. Scibak relative to the contribution for insurance premiums of retired employees.  Public Service. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to clarify Chapter 32B, Section 9A1/2.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Section1. Section 9A ½ of Chapter 32B of the General Laws is hereby stricken in its entirety and replaced with the following section:-

              Section 9A1/2. Whenever a retired employee or beneficiary receives a healthcare premium contribution from a governmental unit, as defined by Chapter 32B, in a case where a portion of the retiree’s creditable service is attributable to service in 1 or more other governmental units, the first governmental unit shall be reimbursed in accordance with this paragraph by the other governmental units for the portion of the premium contributions that corresponds to the percentage of the retiree’s creditable service that is attributable to each governmental unit. For the purpose of this section the other governmental units shall be assumed to contribute 50% of the premium cost for the plan/plans in which the retiree and their dependents were enrolled in for the prior fiscal year and any calculation shall be based on that amount.

              Each Chapter 32 retirement board operating under the provisions of Chapter 32 under the General Laws shall annually on or by December 1 certify and distribute to the treasurer of each member unit the amount of creditable service for each individual with creditable service from more than one governmental unit who retired after January 1, 2011. Upon certification from their retirement board of such creditable service under Chapter 32 of any individual who retired on or after January 1, 2011, the treasurer of the first governmental unit may annually, on or before January 15, notify the treasurer of the other governmental units of the amount of reimbursement due for the previous fiscal year. The treasurer of the other governmental unit shall immediately take all necessary steps to insure prompt payment of this amount. Any governmental unit receiving a bill may pay the bill from its current health benefits appropriation or from any other funds that may be available for such purposes. In default of any such payment, the first governmental unit may maintain an action of contract to recover the same.

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