House Bill 81, reforms employee health and pension benefits with certain changes becoming effective for individuals hired on, or after January 1, 2012. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions on changes resulting from the legislation. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
(The following table summarizes provisions of House Bill 81. Please note that provisions in the right column apply only to participants, typically non-exempt employees, in the Delaware Employees' Pension Plan.)
|Benefits-Eligible Faculty, Staff and/or Retirees||Non-Exempt (Salaried & Hourly) Staff|
|Employees hired on or after January 1, 2012: Eliminate Double State Share for employees hired (or who become benefit eligible) on or after this date.
Effective July 1, 2012: Current Double State Share employees will pay a $25 monthly charge for each non-Medicare supplemental contract
Effective July 1, 2012: First State Basic Plan no longer no-cost option for participants. Establishes a fixed cost percentage for the State health insurance plans.
Retirees after July 1, 2012: State share for post-Medicare retirees will be reduced by 5%. Based on FY 2011 rates, that equates to approximately $20 per month for someone who is otherwise eligible for the full University/State share.
|Non-exempt employees hired after January 1, 2007: Subject to a change in the number of years to vest for the state share of retiree healthcare
Non-exempt employees first hired on or after January 1, 2012: