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6.321 Health Insurance Premiums

6.321 Health Insurance Premiums

Chapter 6.00: Personnel

6.321

HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS

POLICY

I. The School Board may pay the employees’ normal health insurance contribution as provided

herein.

A. The health insurance premium for one (1) month may be paid when an employee enters a non-pay leave status. The employee shall be provided an opportunity to continue the total health insurance payment after the School Board’s one (1) month contribution.

B. The employer contribution may be paid when an employee enters a non-pay leave status involving a worker’s compensation claim. The normal contribution shall be paid until the employee is released to return to work or a settlement is reached in the worker’s compensation case through regular channels.

C. Any employee who is on unpaid sick leave or unpaid approved family leave will receive up to a maximum of twelve weeks of Board portion of health insurance per insurance fiscal year. This rule is in compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. Twelve (12) weeks will equal six (6) cumulative Board portions which will occur when missing six (6) paychecks with Board portions.

II. School Board members and employees who are a Florida resident and a member of the Florida National Guard or a reserve in any branch of the United States military and who are called into active military duty are entitled to health insurance pursuant to the provisions and conditions prescribed in Section 250.341, Florida Statutes.

III. The School Board shall not pay the contribution for dependents who are included in the

employee’s health insurance premium. This contribution shall be paid by the employee.

IV. Retired School Board personnel and their eligible dependents may continue to participate in the current group health insurance program of the District provided the person enrolls immediately upon retirement and continues without interruption. The health insurance coverage shall be identical to that offered to School Board employees. Health insurance premiums for continued participation shall be paid by the retiree.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED: 1001.43, 1012.65, F.S.

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULES: 6A-1.052

HISTORY: Adopted: 07/14/1998

Revision Date(s):

Formerly: New

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