[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Eagleswood 2-20-1997 by Ord. No. 3-97 (Ch. 23 of the 1977 Township Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Personnel policies — See Ch. 42.
As they become eligible, new 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.
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 health benefits plan offered by the spouse's 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.
In consideration of filing a waiver as permitted in Subsections A and B of this section, an employer may pay to the employee annually an amount, to be established in the sole discretion of the employer, which shall not exceed 50% of the amount saved by the employer because of the employee's waiver of coverage, and, for a waiver filed on or after the effective date of P.L. 2010, c. 2, which shall not exceed 25%, or $5,000, whichever is less, of the amount saved by the employer because of the employee's waiver of coverage.
[Amended 7-27-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-4]
Any employee who waives health benefits pursuant to Subsection B 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/her spouse's health benefits plan. 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.