§5-16-15. Optional dental, optical, disability and prepaid retirement plan and audiology and hearing-aid service plan


Published: 2015

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WVC 5 - 16 - 15

§5-16-15. Optional dental, optical, disability and prepaid

retirement plan and audiology and hearing-aid

service plan.

(a) On and after the first day of July, one thousand nine

hundred eighty-nine, the director shall make available to

participants in the public employees insurance system: (1) A

dental insurance plan; (2) an optical insurance plan; (3) a

disability insurance plan; (4) a prepaid retirement insurance plan;

and (5) an audiology and hearing-aid services insurance plan.

Public employees insurance participants may elect to participate in

any one of these plans separately or in combination. All actuarial

and administrative costs of each plan shall be totally borne by the

premium payments of the participants or local governing bodies

electing to participate in that plan. The director is authorized

to employ such administrative practices and procedures with respect

to these optional plans as are authorized for the administration of

other plans under this article. The director shall establish

separate funds: (1) For deposit of dental insurance premiums and

payment of dental insurance claims; (2) for deposit of optical

insurance premium payments and payment of optical insurance claims;

(3) for deposit of disability insurance premium payments and

payment of disability insurance claims; and (4) for deposit of

audiology and hearing-aid service insurance premiums and payment of

audiology and hearing-aid insurance claims. Such funds shall not

be supplemented by nor be used to supplement any other funds.

(b) The Finance Board shall study the feasibility of an oral

health benefit for children of participants.





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