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Record #: O2016-1706   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 3/16/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Workforce Development and Audit
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-32 by adding new Section 2-32-087 regarding voluntary supplemental health or life insurance payroll deductions for City employees
Sponsors: Austin, Carrie M.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 32 Dept. of Finance
Attachments: 1. O2016-1706.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago is a home rule unit of government under Article VII, Section 6(a) of the 1970 Constitution of the State of Illinois and, as such, may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and
WHEREAS, City employees should be permitted to voluntarily elect to purchase supplemental health insurance products through voluntary payroll deductions; and
WHEREAS, City employees who retire or leave City employment should remain eligible to keep their current policies and coverages at no increased cost over payroll deducted premiums; and
WHEREAS, Insurers must agree that City employees who retire or leave City employment would remain eligible to keep their current policies and coverages at no increased cost over payroll deducted premiums; and
WHEREAS, insurers must agree to hold the City of Chicago harmless for any claim that may arise directly or indirectly from the insurers' participation in the program, or from endorsing or sponsoring any and all products provided by the insurer; now, therefore,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
SECTION 1. The above recitals are expressly incorporated herein and made part hereof as though fully set forth herein.
SECTION 2. Chapter 2-32 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding a new Section 2-32-087, as follows:
2-32-087 Voluntary supplemental health or life insurance payroll deductions.
(a) For purposes of this section:
"Insurer" means any entity that provides supplemental health or life insurance coverage pursuant to an agreement entered into between the entity and a city employee.
"program" means the voluntary supplemental health or life insurance payroll deductions program created pursuant to this section.
"Supplemental health or life insurance" means any health or life insurance coverage that a city employee acquires in order to supplement the health or life insurance coverage that the city provides to the employee ...

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