Illinois General Assembly - Full Text of Public Act 094-0415
Illinois General Assembly

Previous General Assemblies

Public Act 094-0415




Public Act 094-0415
HB1384 Enrolled LRB094 05898 AMC 35952 b

    AN ACT in relation to public employee benefits.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Pension Code is amended by adding
Section 15-158.4 as follows:
    (40 ILCS 5/15-158.4 new)
    Sec. 15-158.4. Election of medicare coverage.
    (a) The System shall conduct a divided medicare coverage
referendum, open to employees continuously employed by the same
employer since March 31, 1986. The referendum shall be
conducted in accordance with the applicable provisions of
federal law and Article 21 of this Code.
    (b) As used in this Section and in compliance with federal
law, "referendum" means the process whereby employees are
granted the opportunity to make an irrevocable individual
election to participate in the medicare program on a
prospective basis.
    (c) Employers shall pay the necessary employer
contributions and make the necessary deductions from salary for
employees who elect to participate in the federal medicare
program under this Section, as required by the System, Article
21 of this Code, and federal law.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/2/2005