Participation in benefit plan by local government
(1) The governing body of a local government may elect to participate in a benefit plan offered by the Public Employees’ Benefit Board.
(2) The decision of the governing body of a local government to participate in a benefit plan offered by the board is in the discretion of the governing body of the local government and is a permissive subject of collective bargaining.
(3) If the governing body of a local government elects to offer a benefit plan through the board, the governing body may elect one time only to provide alternative group health and welfare insurance benefit plans to eligible employees if:
(a) The alternative benefit plan is offered through the health insurance exchange under ORS 741.310 (Requirements for purchase of insurance through exchange and for participation of insurers in exchange) (1)(b); and
(b) The participation of the local government is not precluded under federal law on or after January 1, 2017. [2013 c.731 §14]
Note: 243.129 (Participation in benefit plan by local government) was added to and made a part of 243.105 (Definitions for ORS 243.105 to 243.285) to 243.285 (Salary deductions) by legislative action but was not added to any other series. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
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