Town of Haverstraw, NY
Rockland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Haverstraw 11-8-2004 by L.L. No. 9-2004; amended in its entirety 6-27-2011 by L.L. No. 3-2011. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 34-1 Eligibility.

[Amended 6-13-2014 by L.L. No. 5-2014; 6-12-2017 by L.L. No. 2-2017]
Employees of the Town of Haverstraw hired prior to November 18, 2004, who have completed five years of full-time service and who are employed by the Town of Haverstraw at the time of their retirement and who are eligible for retirement under the New York State Retirement System and who are actually receiving a pension from the New York State Retirement System will receive health insurance coverage from the Town of Haverstraw. Employees of the Town of Haverstraw hired after November 18, 2004, who have completed 10 years of full-time service and who are employed by the Town of Haverstraw at the time of their retirement and who are eligible for retirement under the New York State Retirement System and who are actually receiving a pension from the New York State Retirement System will receive health insurance coverage from the Town of Haverstraw. Employees of the Town of Haverstraw hired after August 1, 2011, who have completed 15 years of full-time service and who are employed by the Town of Haverstraw at the time of their retirement and who are eligible for retirement under the New York State Retirement System and who are actually receiving a pension from the New York State Retirement System will receive health insurance coverage from the Town of Haverstraw. Employees of the Town of Haverstraw hired after July 1, 2014, who have completed 20 years of full-time service and who are employed by the Town of Haverstraw at the time of their retirement and who are eligible for retirement under the New York State Retirement System and who are actually receiving a pension from the New York State Retirement System will receive health insurance coverage from the Town of Haverstraw. In each instance cited above, based on either five, 10, 15 or 20 years of service, upon the death of the eligible employee, the employee's surviving spouse, if any, shall be entitled to receive individual health insurance coverage until the death or remarriage of the surviving spouse. Coverage shall be for individual or family benefit, as the retiree's situation shall warrant. This provision shall not apply to Town of Haverstraw employees who are members of collective bargaining units.

§ 34-2 Employee contributions.

Employees that are eligible to receive health insurance, as provided in § 34-1 that contribute towards health insurance before retirement, will pay the same percentage of contribution towards health insurance that they paid prior to retirement, after the employee has retired.

§ 34-3 Coordination of benefits.

In the event that the employee receives health coverage from any other source, including other private coverage, or from any government program, such as Medicare, the other coverage shall be considered primary and the coverage to be provided by the Town shall be secondary in nature.

§ 34-4 Applicability.

The provisions of Chapter 34 shall only apply to those individuals actually employed by the Town of Haverstraw at the time of their retirement.