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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

1VAC55-20-340. Payment of contributions.

A. Active employees shall pay their portion, if any, of contributions through payroll deduction.

B. State retirees will have their contributions deducted from VRS or other retirement system. If the retirement payment is not sufficient to pay the entire contribution, they may pay their contributions directly to the department's designee. There may be an administrative fee for direct payment. Such fee may be waived by the department if payment is made monthly by bank draft.

A credit toward the cost of coverage is made by the Commonwealth on behalf of retired state employees as provided in § 51.1-1400 of the Code of Virginia.

C. Retired employees of local employers shall pay contributions by either of two methods. The retired employee may authorize contributions to be deducted from the retiree's pension payment, whether it be through the VRS or otherwise. Alternatively, if the employer so provides, the retiree may pay his contribution to the employer who shall be responsible for remitting the contributions to the department or its designee. In either case the employer is responsible for collecting and submitting the premium to the plan at the time that the active premium is submitted.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR525-01-02 § 4.3, eff. November 21, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 20, Issue 20, eff. July 16, 2004.

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