[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Southampton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Defense and indemnification of employees — See Ch. 14.
With regard to the requirements that an employee must complete five years of service to be eligible for continuation of health insurance benefits pursuant to Article XI of the Civil Service Law of the State of New York and Part 73 of the rules and regulations adopted which implement said law, years of service shall be determined by the years of member service attributable to the Town under the New York State Employees Retirement System.
An employer may establish a service requirement greater than five years for purposes of determining eligibility for retirement for any employee hired after April 1, 1975, and may elect not to provide continuance of coverage for any employee hired on or after April 1, 1977.
This policy shall be for the sole purpose of determining eligibility of employees of the Town for continued health insurance benefits and shall not be applicable for determining the rights or benefits of any employee under any other law or contractual agreement.
The eligibility of any employee under this policy shall be subject to the approval of appropriate state officials.
This policy shall apply to all employees retiring after April 30, 1992.
Members of all appointed boards in the Town of Southampton shall not be considered employees under this article, nor shall they be entitled to continued health insurance benefits regardless of the years of service to the Town.