Amended in Senate June 22, 2015

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 1031


Introduced by Assembly Member Thurmond

February 26, 2015


An act to add Section 22892.1 to the Government Code, relating to public employee health benefits.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 1031, as amended, Thurmond. Public Employees’ Medical and Hospital Care Act: contracting entities.

The Public Employees’ Medical and Hospital Care Act (PEMHCA), which is administered by the Board of Administration of the Public Employees’ Retirement System, governs the funding and provision of postemployment health care benefits for eligible retired public employees and their families. PEMHCA permits certain public entities that meet specified eligibility criteria to elect to obtain health benefit plans through PEMHCA as contracting members.

This bill would specify that a contracting agency that has elected to be subject to PEMHCA is required to fulfill its employer contribution obligations for health benefits,begin delete includingend deletebegin insert which may includeend insert reimbursement for Medicare Part B premiums, as specified.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1.  

Section 22892.1 is added to the Government
2Code
, to read:

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22892.1.  

A contracting agency that has elected to be subject
2to this part shall fulfill its obligations with respect to employer
3contributions for health benefits,begin delete includingend deletebegin insert which may includeend insert
4 reimbursement for Medicare Part B premiums, as mutually agreed
5upon through collective bargaining or as required by statute, or
6pursuant to a vesting schedule statutorily imposed or approved in
7a memorandum of understanding.



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