Medical Benefits After State Employee Work-related Death
State employees group benefit act - continuation of dental or medical benefits - dependents of employee - work-related death. The dependents of a state employee (employee) who dies in a work-related death are automatically qualified for the continuation of dental or medical benefits through the "State Employee Group Benefits Act" (act) for 12 months from the end of the month in which the work-related death occurred, so long as the dependents had dental or medical benefits pursuant to the act at the time of the employee's work-related death. The dental or medical benefits allowed to dependents will be the same coverage that the dependents were enrolled in at the time of the employee's work-related death.
The state agency that employs an employee at the time of his or her work-related death is required to pay the cost of providing dental or medical benefits on behalf of the employee's dependents for the 12-month period.
The director of the department of personnel or the director's designee may promulgate rules necessary to implement the dental or medical benefit coverage continuation.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)