21.1 Me Too Agreement
Any agreements reached with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) regarding Hospitalization and Medical Care (Section 21), Dental Care (Section 22), and/or Vision Care (Section 23) shall be extended to this Memorandum of Understanding. The intent of this paragraph is to memorialize a “me-too” agreement regarding medical, dental and vision benefit changes entered into with AFSCME.
21.2 Medical Insurance
(a) Employees Assigned to Work Eighty (80) Hours Per Pay Period:
The County pays eighty-five percent (85%) of the total premium for Kaiser HMO, Blue Shield HMO, or Kaiser High Deductible Health plans (employees pay fifteen percent (15%) of the total premium.
The County pays seventy-five percent (75%) of the total premium for Blue Shield PPO plan (employees pay twenty-five percent (25%) of the total premium).
(b) Employees Occupying Permanent Part-Time Positions Who Work Less Than Eighty (80) Hours Per Pay Period:
For employees occupying permanent part-time positions, who work a minimum of forty (40), but less than sixty (60) hours in a biweekly pay period, the County will pay one-half (1/2) of the hospital and medical care premiums described above.
For employees occupying permanent part-time positions who work a minimum of sixty (60) but less than eighty (80) hours in a biweekly pay period, or qualify for health benefits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) the County will pay eighty-five percent (85%) of the Kaiser High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) or three-fourths (3/4) of the hospital and medical care premiums described above.