Employees hired on or after January 1, 2011, whose employment with the County is severed by reason of retirement during the term of this MOU shall be reimbursed by the County for the unused sick leave at time of retirement on the following basis:

For each 8 hours of unused sick leave at time of retirement, the County shall contribute toward one month’s premium for health or dental coverage for the worker and eligible dependents (if such dependents are enrolled in the plan at the time of retirement.) The County shall not be obligated to contribute at a rate in excess of $400 per 8 hours of unused sick leave per month for the retired worker to continue health or dental coverage (e.g., if a worker retires with 320 hours of unused sick leave, the County will continue to pay the health or dental premiums for a period of 40 months.)

Should a retired worker die while receiving benefits under this section, the worker’s spouse and eligible dependents shall continue to receive coverage to the limits provided above.

None of the provisions of Section 21.3 shall apply to employees hired on or after January 1, 2011, unless specifically provided in this Section