CHAPTER 572

HOUSE BILL NO. 1226

AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE STATE TREASURER TO REIMBURSE CERTAIN PENSIONERS FOR OVERPAYMENT OF BLUE CROSS PREMIUMS; AND FURTHER PROVIDING A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION THEREFOR.

WHEREAS, overpayment of premiums to certain pensioners was due to the fact proper credit was not given for a spouse's share of Blue Cross coverage who was also a pensioner at the time the State Blue Cross Program was started in June 1970; and

WHEREAS, the bulk of the overpayments were made during the period of June 1970 through May 1975; and

WHEREAS, the rules and regulations of State Treasurer's Blue Cross Section prohibit any retroactive payments exceeding the past fiscal year.

NOW, THEREFORE:

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Dela ware:

Section 1. The State Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to reimburse the following pensioners in the amounts herein shown for overpayment of the Blue Cross premiums:

For the period June, 1970 through May, 1975

Name S.S. # Amount of Overpayment

Ethel Donaway 222-03-4464 $346.20

William McGinnes 222-14-5011 $346.20

Elwood Melson, Sr. 221-09-0897 $346.20

Ruth Webb 222-22-4893 $346.20

For the period February, 1975 through May 1975 N. Watson Brown 222-10-2634 $ 57.60

Section 2. The sum of $1,442.40 is hereby appropriated to the State Treasurer's office for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act.

Section 3. This is a supplementary appropriation and the funds hereby appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of funds in the General Fund of the State of Delaware not otherwise appropriated.

Approved July 20, 1976