New Jersey Administrative Code
Title 17 - TREASURY - GENERAL
Chapter 9 - STATE HEALTH BENEFITS PROGRAM
Subchapter 11 - PART-TIME EMPLOYEES GROUP
Section 17:9-11.1 - Establishment of Part-time Employees Group

Universal Citation: NJ Admin Code 17:9-11.1

Current through Register Vol. 55, No. 48, December 18, 2023

(a) The SHBP Part-Time Employees Group was established under the provisions of P.L. 2003, c. 172 (52:14-17.3 3a).

(b) Enrollment for coverage is voluntary. A separate election will be required for enrollment, change in or a voluntary termination of coverage in the Part-time Employees Group. If an employee does not elect coverage within 60 days of eligibility for participation in the Part-time Employees Group, the employee may only enroll during an open-enrollment period.

(c) The laws and rules governing the SHBP, except as modified in this subchapter, are construed to apply to part-time employees or faculty members and their dependents to the extent possible.

(d) Except under the provisions of the Federal COBRA law, coverage is not continued in the event of death, or other termination of the group coverage.

(e) Duplicate coverage is not permitted; an individual may be covered only once. An individual eligible as both a subscriber and as the dependent of someone else can be enrolled as an employee or as a dependent but not as both an employee and a dependent.

(f) Coverage may be continued during an approved leave of absence without pay of not more than nine months provided the employee pays the monthly premium.

(g) Eligible dependents may be added during the open enrollment or if a qualifying event occurs as defined by 17:9-2.4.

(h) Where the otherwise eligible employee elects a volunteer furlough or a voluntary furlough extension, as authorized by 11A:6-1.1, coverage shall continue with the employee paying the costs as if the member were an active employee, provided that the employee remits, in advance, the monthly amount required for the employee's coverage.

Amended by R.2009 d.150, effective 5/4/2009.
See: 41 N.J.R. 101(a), 41 N.J.R. 2037(a).
In (a) and (c), substituted "SHBP" for "State Health Benefits Program"; in (a), substituted "c. 172" for "c.172"; in (c), substituted "rules" for "regulations"; and in (d), deleted "Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, 29 U.S.C. §§1161-1168 (" preceding and a closing parenthesis following "COBRA", and deleted the last sentence.

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