Government Employees (Health Insurance) Amendment Act 1999

Link to law: http://www.bermudalaws.bm/Laws/Annual%20Laws/1999/Acts/Government%20Employees%20%28Health%20Insurance%29%20Amendment%20Act%201999.pdf

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Government Employees (Health Insurance) Amendment Act 1999
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES (HEALTH INSURANCE)
AMENDMENT (NO. 2) ACT 1999

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BERMUDA
1999 : 43

GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES (HEALTH INSURANCE)
AMENDMENT (NO. 2) ACT 1999

[Date of Assent 22 December 1999]

[Operative Date 1 March 2000]

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the Government Employees
(Health Insurance) Act 1986 to extend health insurance coverage to
members of the Senate and the House of Assembly:

Be it enacted by The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and
with the advice and consent of the Senate and the House of Assembly of
Bermuda, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Citation
1 This Act may be cited as the Government Employees (Health
Insurance) Amendment (No. 2) Act 1999.

Insertion of new section 2A in principal Act
2 The Government Employees (Health Insurance) Act 1986 ("the
principal Act") is amended by inserting next following section 2 the
following—

GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES (HEALTH INSURANCE)
AMENDMENT (NO. 2) ACT 1999

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"Application to members of the Senate and the House of
Assembly
2A This Act applies to members of the Senate and the
House of Assembly as if—

(a) such members were government employees; and

(b) the Government were their employer,

except that in relation to such members and their non-employed
spouses and dependants enrolment under the Scheme shall be
voluntary.".

Insertion of new section 22A in principal Act
3 The principal Act is amended by inserting next following section
22 the following—

"Retired members of the Senate and House of Assembly
22A For the purposes of this Part, a person who—

(a) is a member of the Senate or the House of Assembly;

(b) ceases to be a member after this section comes into
operation; and

(c) is in receipt of a pension under the Ministers and
Members of the Legislature (Salaries and Pensions)
Act 1975,

shall be deemed to be a retired Government employee and
references in this Part to a pension include a pension under the
Ministers and Members of the Legislature (Salaries and
Pensions) Act 1975.".

Commencement
4 This Act comes into operation on such day as the Minister of
Finance may appoint by notice published in the Gazette.