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Introduced by   Representatives Brooks of Montpelier, Dostis of Waterbury, Howard of Rutland City, McCullough of Williston and Monti of Barre City

Referred to Committee on


Subject:  Executive branch; state employees; retirement; life insurance

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to increase the state employee entitlement to the continuation of life insurance to $10,000.00.


It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  3 V.S.A. § 479(a) is amended to read:

(a)  As provided under section 631 of this title, a member who is insured by the respective group insurance plans immediately preceding the member's effective date of retirement shall be entitled to continuation of group insurance as follows:

(1)  coverage in the group medical benefit plan provided by the state of Vermont for active state employees; and

(2)  members who have completed 20 years of creditable service at their effective date of retirement shall be entitled to the continuation of life insurance in the amount of $5,000.00 $10,000.00.

Sec. 2.  3 V.S.A. § 631(a)(9) is amended to read:

(9)  The amount of life insurance for any retired employee shall be reduced and limited to $5,000.00 $10,000.00 on the date of his or her retirement.  The provisions of this section shall apply to all retirees who complete 20 creditable years of service with the state before their retirement and are insured for group life insurance on their retirement dates.  The total premiums for group life insurance provided under this section and section 632 of this title shall be paid by the state on behalf of employees retired in accordance with the terms of subdivision (2) of this subsection, on behalf of employees who are on sick leave without pay for a period not to exceed twelve 12 months and on behalf of any employee on disability retirement until proof of total and permanent disability has been accepted by the insurance company.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont