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2013 -- H5127

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ARTICLE 3

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RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS

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     SECTION 1. Chapter 36-12 of the General Law entitled "Insurance Benefits" is hereby

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amended by adding thereto the following section:

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     36-12-2.5. Health insurance benefits effect of divorce on continuing coverage of

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former spouse. -- Former spouses of state employees shall be removed from the state employee's

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family health plan on January 1, 2014, or on the date of the entry of final judgment for divorce.

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The former spouse may purchase COBRA coverage consistent with federal law.

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     SECTION 2. This article shall take effect upon passage.

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