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(a) All persons in the employment of the State of Alabama who are eligible for coverage under the provisions of this chapter and the rules and regulations of the board adopted pursuant thereto shall have the option to be included in such coverage and shall have an option as to whether they will subscribe to such coverage for their dependents, such option to be exercised in the manner and within the time limitation prescribed by the board.
(b) All persons who become employees of the State of Alabama, as defined by the terms of this chapter and the rules and regulations promulgated by the board pursuant thereto, shall have the option to become members of the plan hereby provided and shall have an option as to whether they will subscribe to such coverage for their dependents; provided, that the exercise of such option shall be contingent upon acceptance by the board subject to proper documentation of eligibility and such coverage may be deferred during any reasonable waiting period provided in the contract or contracts.
(c) Any employee or retiree knowingly and willfully submitting materially false information to the board or engaging in fraudulent activity that causes financial harm to the plan, may, upon a determination by the board, (1) repay all claims and other expenses, including an interest charge based on the applicable interest rate paid by the state under Section 40-1-44, incurred by the plan related to the intentional submission of false or misleading information or fraudulent activity and (2) may be subject to disqualification from coverage under the plan.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Alabama Code Title 36. Public Officers and Employees § 36-29-8 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/al/title-36-public-officers-and-employees/al-code-sect-36-29-8/
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