CHAPTER 79

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 215

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 52, TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE TO CORRECT AN INEQUITY IN HEALTH CARE INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR RETIREES OVER AGE 65 AND EXTENDING AN APPROPRIATION THEREFORE.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend §5202(a), Chapter 52, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by adding a subsection(3) as follows:

"(3) For eligible pensioners entitled to services, rights"or benefits under the Federal Medicare Program 100% of the cost of a basic contract or contracts of health care insurance coverage selected by such pensioner which coverage may include coverage for such pensioner's eligible dependents."

Section 2. Funds appropriated and unexpended in Fiscal 1981 for health insurance coverage premiums shall not be reverted on June 30, 1981, but shall be continued Into Fiscal 1982 to carry out the provisions of this act.

Section 3. The effective date of coverage under this act shall be July 1, 1981.

Approved June 30, 1981.