Oregon Statutes - Chapter 243 - Public Employee Rights and Benefits - Section 243.291 - Plan eligibility; costs to be paid by participants; fees.

(1) The Public Employees’ Benefit Board shall make available one or more fully insured long term care insurance plans. The plans shall be made available to eligible employees, retired employees and family members. Notwithstanding ORS 243.105, for purposes of this subsection, “family members” includes family members as defined by the board and also includes the parents of the employee or retiree and the parents of the spouse of the employee or retiree.

(2) Employees of local governments and employees of political subdivisions may participate in the plans under terms and conditions established by the board, if it does not jeopardize the financial viability of the board’s long term care insurance plans. However, unless the local government or political subdivision provides otherwise, the employee’s participation is a personal action of the employee and does not obligate the local government or political subdivision to pay for the provision of benefits under this subsection.

(3) Participation of eligible employees or retired employees in any long term care insurance plan made available by the board is voluntary and is subject to reasonable underwriting guidelines and eligibility rules established by the board.

(4) The employee or retired employee is solely responsible for the payment of the long term care premium rates developed by the board. The board is authorized to charge a reasonable administrative fee, in addition to the premium charged by the long term care insurer, to cover the cost of administration and consumer education materials. [1997 c.757 §1; 1999 c.59 §60]

Note: 243.291 and 243.296 were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 243 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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