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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4824        FILED ON: 1/25/2010

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 4451



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Frank I. Smizik, Cynthia Stone Creem


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 passage of the accompanying bill:

An Act Relative to Health In surance Coverage For Retired Employees of the Town of Brookline.






Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Cynthia Stone Creem

First Middlesex and Norfolk

Michael J. Moran

18th Suffolk

Jeffrey Sánchez

15th Suffolk

Michael F. Rush

10th Suffolk

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand and Ten



An Act Relative to Health Insurance Coverage for Retired Employees of the Town of Brookline.


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

SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or s pecial laws to the contrary, notwithstanding in particular, but not limited to, the provisions of Section .nineteen (g) of Chapter thirty-two B of the General Laws, and n otwithstanding the terms of any agreement reached pursuant to the provisions of Section nineteen (g) of Chapter thirty-two B of the General Laws, subscribers within the meaning of S ection nineteen (a) of said Chapter thirty-two B who are retirees of the Town of Brookline, including but not limited to retirees of said Town's public schools, shall continue to receive health insurance coverage based on the percentage contributed by said Town to the premium or cost of such coverage which is applicable to the health insurance coverage provided through non-indemnity plans by said Town to subscribers who are employees of said Town. This section shall not prevent said Town from determining th e percentage contribution for such subscribers who ·are retirees by an agreement pursuant to Section nineteen (g) of Chapter thirty-two B of the General Laws.

SECTION 2. The foregoing provisions of section one of this act shall be limited to retirees who are retired on or before June 30, 2013 and who, by reason of residence or domicile as of June 30, 2013 are able to obtain health insurance coverage only· through the indemnity plan by which such retirees are covered on such date.


SECTION 3. This act shal l take effect upon its passage.

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