[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Hills 2-26-2007 by L.L. No. 2-2007. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Every employee, Trustee or Village official who shows proof of valid health insurance in place may decline all NYSHIP health benefits provided by the Incorporated Village of East Hills. In the event that single NYSHIP coverage is declined, then the sum of $3,000 shall be paid to the employee for each year the coverage is not accepted. In the event that family NYSHIP coverage is declined, then the sum of $5,000 shall be paid for each year the coverage is not accepted. This payment shall be paid in three equal installments as follows: May 1 for the period covering January 1 through April 30; September 1 for the period covering May 1 through August 31; and December 31 for the period covering September 1 through December 31. In the event of dual-family employment where a second family member works for the Village and forgoes health care coverage, he, she or they shall each receive the sum of $2,000 for each year the coverage is declined. Proof of valid health insurance which is in effect must be shown on or before January 1 of each year. An employee, Trustee or Village official who separates from service during the year shall be paid only a pro rata share of the annual payment. The pro rata share shall be paid on the date of departure. The buyout shall be for a period of one year, and employees will not be allowed to reenter NYSHIP health coverage until the end of the buyout period, unless the enrollee loses coverage involuntarily. Proof needs to be provided to the Incorporated Village of East Hills.