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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 1. Administration
Agency 55. Department of Human Resource Management
Chapter 20. Commonwealth of Virginia Health Benefits Program

1VAC55-20-260. Minimum local employer contributions.

A. The department shall require, as a condition of local employer participation in the health benefits program, that a local employer pay a minimum portion of the plan contribution attributable to an active local employee's coverage. Contributions toward the cost of retiree coverage are permitted but not required. Unless otherwise specified in a local employer's adoption agreement, participating local employers shall contribute, at a minimum, 80% of the cost of single coverage, and 20% of the cost of dependent coverage as a condition of participation. In the event that an employer enrolls 75% or more of all eligible employees, the employer will not be required to contribute the above amounts towards the cost of dependent coverage.

B. Local employers allowing part-time employees to participate in the program must contribute a minimum of 50% of the amount they contribute toward active employee coverage (at all membership levels) on behalf of their participating part-time employees.

For purposes of this section, amounts contributed on behalf of an employee who has requested a reduction in salary pursuant to a plan qualified under § 125 of the Internal Revenue Code (Tax Treatment of Cafeteria Plans) will not be counted as an employer contribution.

Statutory Authority

§§ 2.2-1204 and 2.2-2818 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR525-01-02 § 3.5, eff. November 21, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 20, Issue 20, eff. July 16, 2004.

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