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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 14. Education, Libraries, and Museums
- Chapter 25. Teachers' Retirement
- Section 168. Medical Benefits.
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AS 14.25.168. Medical Benefits.
- (a) Except as provided in (c) of this section, the following persons are entitled to major medical insurance coverage
under this section:
- (1) for teachers first hired before July 1, 1990,
- (A) a teacher who is receiving a monthly benefit from the plan and who has elected coverage;
- (B) the spouse and dependent children of the teacher described in (A) of this paragraph;
- (C) the surviving spouse of a deceased teacher who is receiving a monthly benefit from the plan and who has elected coverage;
- (D) the dependent children of a deceased teacher who are dependent on the surviving spouse described in (C) of this paragraph;
- (2) for teachers first hired on or after July 1, 1990,
- (A) a teacher who is receiving a monthly benefit from the plan and who has elected coverage for the teacher;
- (B) the spouse of the teacher described in (A) of this paragraph if the teacher elected coverage for the spouse;
- (C) the dependent children of the teacher described in (A) of this paragraph if the teacher elected coverage for the dependent children;
- (D) the surviving spouse of a deceased teacher who is receiving a monthly benefit from the plan and who has elected coverage;
- (E) the dependent children of a deceased teacher who are dependent on the surviving spouse described in (D) of this paragraph if the surviving spouse has elected coverage for the dependent children.
- (b) After an election of coverage under this section, major medical insurance coverage takes effect on the same date as
retirement benefits begin and stops when the member or survivor is no longer eligible to receive a monthly benefit. The
coverage for persons age 65 or older is the same as that available for persons under age 65. The benefits payable to
those persons age 65 or older supplement any benefits provided under the federal old age, survivors and disability
insurance program. The medical premium and optional insurance premiums owed by a member or survivor shall be deducted
from the benefit owed to the member or survivor before payment of the benefit.
- (c) Receipt under a qualified domestic relations order of a monthly benefit from the plan does not entitle a person or
the person's spouse or child to insurance coverage under (a) of this section. However, a member's former spouse who
receives a monthly benefit under a qualified domestic relations order is entitled to receive major medical insurance
coverage if the former spouse
- (1) elects the coverage within 60 days after the first monthly benefit paid under the order is mailed first class or
otherwise delivered; and
- (2) pays the premium established by the administrator for the coverage.
- (d) A benefit recipient may elect major medical insurance coverage in accordance with regulations and under the following
- (1) a person who has less than 25 years of membership service and who is younger than 60 years of age must pay an amount
equal to the full monthly group premium for retiree major medical insurance coverage;
- (2) a disabled member, a disabled member who is appointed to normal retirement, a person 60 years of age or older, or a
person who has at least 25 years of membership service is not required to make premium payments.
- (e) The administrator shall inform members who have requested appointment to retirement that the health insurance coverage
available to retired members may be different from the health insurance coverage provided to employees. The
administrator shall also notify those members of time limits for selecting optional health insurance coverage and
whether the election is irrevocable. A member who has requested appointment to retirement shall indicate in writing on
a form provided by the administrator that the member has received the information required by this subsection and
whether the member has chosen to receive optional health insurance coverage.
- (f) On and after July 1, 2007, benefits under this section shall be provided in part by the Alaska retiree
health care trust established under AS 39.30.097 (a).
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