Law:Title 8. Health Insurance And Other Health Coverages. Subtitle H. Health Benefits And Other Coverages For Governmental Employees from Chapter 1552. Group Long-term Care Insurance For State Employees (Texas)

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Subtitle H. Health Benefits And Other Coverages For Governmental Employees

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Chapter 1552. Group Long-term Care Insurance For State Employees

Section  1552.001.  Definitions. In

this chapter, "annuitant," "board of trustees," and "employee" have the meanings assigned by Section 1551.003.

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1419, Sec. 3, eff. June 1, 2003.



Section  1552.002.  Establishment Of Program.

(a) The board of trustees may establish a group long-term care insurance program to provide long-term care insurance coverage for:

(1)  an individual eligible to participate in the program provided by Chapter 1551 as an employee or annuitant;

(2)  the spouse, parent, or grandparent of an employee or annuitant; and

(3)  a parent of a spouse described by Subdivision (2).

(b)  The board of trustees may not implement a group long-term care insurance program unless any cost or administrative burden associated with the development of, implementation of, or communications about the program is incidental.

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1419, Sec. 3, eff. June 1, 2003.



Section  1552.003.  Administering Firm.

The board of trustees may select an administering firm to administer the group long-term care insurance program under contract with the board.

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1419, Sec. 3, eff. June 1, 2003.



Section  1552.004.  Premiums.

(a) The administering firm shall bill each program participant directly for premiums and any other program costs. Each participant is responsible for required payments.

(b)  Premiums and program costs may not be deducted from a program participant's monthly compensation or annuity.

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1419, Sec. 3, eff. June 1, 2003.



Section  1552.005.  Program Not Part Of Other Group Coverages.

(a) The group long-term care insurance program is not part of the group coverages offered under Chapter 1551.

(b)  The state may not contribute any part of the premiums for coverage offered under this chapter.

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1419, Sec. 3, eff. June 1, 2003.



Section  1552.006.  Rules.

The board of trustees may adopt rules as necessary to implement this chapter, including rules specifying the coverage to be offered under the group long-term care insurance program.

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1419, Sec. 3, eff. June 1, 2003.


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