(1) In addition to contracting for health and dental benefit plans, the Public Employees'
Benefit Board may contract with carriers to provide at the expense of participating
eligible employees and with or without state or local government participation for
coverage, including but not limited to, insurance or other benefit based on life,
supplemental medical, supplemental dental, optical, accidental death or disability
(2) The monthly contribution of each eligible employee for other benefit plan or plans
coverage, as described in subsection (1) of this section, shall be the total cost
per month of the benefit coverage afforded the employee under the plan or plans, for
which the employee exercises an option, including the cost of enrollment and administrative
(3) For any benefit plan or plans described in subsection (1) of this section in which
the state or a local government participates, the monthly contribution of each eligible
employee for the benefit plan, for which the employee exercises an option and there
is state or local government participation, shall be reduced by an amount equal to
the portion contributed by the state or the local government, including the cost of
enrollment and administrative expenses.
(4) The board may withdraw approval of any such additional benefit plan coverage in
the same manner as it withdraws approval of health benefit plans as described and
authorized by ORS 243.145.
(5) If any state agency or local government contracts for any of the benefits described
in subsection (1) of this section on behalf of any eligible employees, the administrative
expenses of the contract shall be paid by assessment of the participating employees.
The contracts are subject to approval of the board before they become operative. The board may withdraw approval for any such benefit in the same manner as it withdraws
approval under ORS 243.145.
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