2015 ORS 243.874¹
Flexible benefit plans
  • rules

(1) In addition to the powers and duties otherwise provided by law to provide benefit plans for eligible employees, the Oregon Educators Benefit Board may provide and administer flexible benefit plans under which eligible employees may choose among taxable and nontaxable benefits as provided in the federal Internal Revenue Code.

(2) In providing flexible benefit plans, the board may offer:

(a) Health or dental benefits as described in ORS 243.864 (Duties) and 243.866 (Benefit plans).

(b) Other insurance benefits as described in ORS 243.868 (Benefit plans for other than health and dental benefits).

(c) Any other benefit that may be excluded from an employee’s gross income under the federal Internal Revenue Code.

(d) Any part or all of the district or local government contribution for employee benefits in cash to the employee.

(3) In developing flexible benefit plans, the board shall design the plans on the best basis possible with regard to the welfare of the employees and affordability for the districts and local governments.

(4) The board may pay some or all of the cost of administering flexible benefit plans from funds authorized to pay general administrative expenses incurred by the board.

(5) The board shall adopt rules as the board considers necessary for the establishment and administration of flexible benefit plans.

(6) The board may contract with private organizations for administration of flexible benefit plans in accordance with rules adopted under subsection (5) of this section. [2007 c.7 §8; 2013 c.731 §20]

Note: See note under 243.860 (Definitions for ORS 243.860 to 243.886).

Chapter 243

Notes of Decisions

Effect of Public Employe Rela­tions Act is to modify authority of Personnel Division so that, while division retains responsibility for es­tab­lishing general job salary grades and classifica­tions, specific salary within each range which is paid to employe in public employe bargaining unit is subject to negotia­tion or arbitra­tion under terms of this chapter. AFSCME v. Executive Dept., 52 Or App 457, 628 P2d 1228 (1981), Sup Ct review denied

Provision of collective bargaining agree­ment giving present employes lateral transfer rights was valid under ORS 240.321 (Collective bargaining) and fact that its imple­menta­tion resulted in male succeeding female employe did not violate state af­firm­a­tive ac­tion statutes. State Executive Dept. v. OPEU, 91 Or App 124, 754 P2d 582 (1988)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

State agencies paying carpooling employes' parking fees, (1974) Vol 36, p 1015

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 23, 44 (1971)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 243—Public Employee Rights and Benefits, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors243.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 243, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano243.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.