[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Little Egg Harbor; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As they become eligible, new full-time employees will be advised by the Township Clerk that they are permitted to enroll in the current health benefit plan. It is the employee's option to accept or waive coverage beginning with the first day of the month in permanent employee status. Any change in the employee's dependent status must be reported immediately to the Township Clerk or designated responsible employee.
Any employee eligible for the Township's health benefits plan who is also eligible for coverage as a dependent of the employee's spouse under another plan offered by the spouse's employer or through the health benefit plan of another employer may waive coverage under the Township's plan. The waiver shall be made on a form provided by and filed with the Township Clerk.
[Amended 6-10-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-13]
Any employee filing for a waiver of health benefits pursuant to § 65-2 subsequent to May 21, 2010, will annually be paid by the Township a sum equal to 25% of the amount saved by the Township because of the employee’s waiver of coverage, or $5,000, whichever is less, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-17.31. Employees receiving payment for waiver of health benefits, which was filed before May 21, 2010, shall receive the same percentage of payment he or she is currently receiving, until a change in status occurs.
Any employee who waives health benefits pursuant to § 65-2 above shall be permitted to resume coverage under the same terms and conditions as applied to initial coverage if the employee ceases to be covered under his or her spouse's health benefits plan or through the health benefit plan of another employer. Any employee resuming coverage shall repay to the Township on a pro rata basis any amount received in advance for a period of time during which coverage has been resumed.
Any employee who wishes to resume coverage shall file with the Township Clerk a declaration on a form provided by the Township Clerk.