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Substitute House Bill No. 6866

Public Act No. 05-63

AN ACT CONCERNING LIFE INSURANCE OFFERED TO STATE EMPLOYEES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 5-257 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2005):

(a) (1) The Comptroller, with the approval of the Attorney General and [of] the Insurance Commissioner, may revise the group insurance plan for employees of the state by amendment of any existing group life insurance policy or policies or by procuring from one or more life insurance companies authorized to do business in Connecticut a policy or policies of group life insurance covering employees of the state. Each employee in active state service shall be eligible for insurance under this section, provided [he shall have] the employee has completed more than six months' continuous state service, and each member of the General Assembly shall be eligible for insurance under this section [,] six months after taking office. On and after July 1, 2005, no employee or member shall be eligible for a group life insurance policy under this section as both a retiree and an active employee or member, except that an employee, member or retiree may maintain any policy issued under this section, in such manner as may be provided in the policy, if the policy was in effect on June 30, 2005.

(2) Any such group policy may provide that each employee or member of the General Assembly eligible for insurance [thereunder] under the policy shall become insured on the date [he] the employee or member becomes eligible unless [he] the employee or member declines the insurance in such manner as may be provided in the policy.

Approved June 2, 2005