5 U.S. Code § 8707 - Employee deductions; withholding

(a) Subject to subsection (c)(2), during each period in which an employee is insured under a policy purchased by the Office of Personnel Management under section 8709 of this title, there shall be withheld from the employee’s pay a share of the cost of the group life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.
(b)
(1) Subject to subsection (c)(2), whenever life insurance continues after an employee retires on an immediate annuity or while the employee is receiving compensation under subchapter I of chapter 81 of this title because of disease or injury to the employee, as provided in section 8706 (b) of this title, deductions for insurance shall be withheld from the employee’s annuity or compensation, except that, in any case in which the insurance is continued as provided in section 8706 (b)(3)(A) of this title, the deductions shall not be made for months after the calendar month in which the employee becomes 65 years of age.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) of this subsection, insurance shall be so continued without cost (other than as provided under section 8706 (b)(3)(B)) to each employee who so retires, or commences receiving compensation, on or before December 31, 1989.
(c)
(1) The amount withheld from the pay, annuity, or compensation of each employee subject to insurance deductions shall be at the rate, adjusted to the nearest half-cent, of 662/3 percent of the level cost as determined by the Office for each $1,000 of the employee’s basic insurance amount.
(2) An employee who is subject to withholdings under this section and whose pay, annuity, or compensation is insufficient to cover such withholdings may nevertheless continue insurance if the employee arranges to pay currently into the Employees’ Life Insurance Fund, through the agency or retirement system that administers pay, annuity, or compensation, an amount equal to the withholdings that would otherwise be required under this section.
(d) If an agency fails to withhold the proper amount of life insurance deductions from an individual’s salary, compensation, or retirement annuity, the collection of unpaid deductions may be waived by the agency if, in the judgment of the agency, the individual is without fault and recovery would be against equity and good conscience. However, if the agency so waives the collection of unpaid deductions, the agency shall submit an amount equal to the sum of the uncollected deductions and related agency contributions required under section 8708 of this title to the Office for deposit to the Employees’ Life Insurance Fund.

Source

(Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 595; Pub. L. 90–206, title IV, § 402,Dec. 16, 1967, 81 Stat. 647; Pub. L. 95–454, title IX, § 906(a)(2), (3),Oct. 13, 1978, 92 Stat. 1224; Pub. L. 96–427, § 4(a),Oct. 10, 1980, 94 Stat. 1833; Pub. L. 105–311, § 6(1),Oct. 30, 1998, 112 Stat. 2951.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Derivation U.S. Code Revised Statutes and Statutes at Large
5 U.S.C. 2094(a) (1st par.). Aug. 17, 1954, ch. 752, § 5(a) (1st par.), 68 Stat. 738.
Sept. 23, 1959, Pub. L. 86–377, § 4(b), 73 Stat. 701.

Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface to the report.
Amendments

1998—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–311, § 6(1)(A), substituted “Subject to subsection (c)(2), during” for “During”.
Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 105–311, § 6(1)(B), substituted “Subject to subsection (c)(2), whenever” for “Whenever”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 105–311, § 6(1)(C), designated existing provisions as par. (1) and added par. (2).
1980—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 96–427designated first sentence of existing section as subsec. (a) and substituted “a policy purchased” for “a policy of insurance purchased” and “the employee’s pay a share of the cost” for “the pay of the employee his share of the cost”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 96–427added subsec. (b).
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 96–427designated second sentence of existing section as subsec. (c) and inserted reference to pay, annuity, or compensation of each employee.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 96–427added subsec. (d).
1978—Pub. L. 95–454substituted “Office of Personnel Management” and “Office” for “Civil Service Commission” and “Commission”, respectively.
1967—Pub. L. 90–206struck out reference to the Civil Service Commission’s function of determining the amount to be withheld for group insurance and substituted provisions setting a rate of 662/3 percent of the level cost of each $1,000 of insurance as determined by the Commission for provisions setting a limit of 25 cents biweekly for each $1,000 of group life insurance and directing the withholding of the amount from employees paid on other than a biweekly basis at a proportional rate adjusted to the nearest cent.
Effective Date of 1998 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 105–311effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after Oct. 30, 1998, see section 11(d) ofPub. L. 105–311, set out as a note under section 8701 of this title.
Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–427effective Oct. 10, 1980, with the amendment to have no effect in case of an employee who died, was separated, or retired before Oct. 10, 1980, see section 10(a) ofPub. L. 96–427, set out as a note under section 8701 of this title.
Effective Date of 1978 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 95–454effective 90 days after Oct. 13, 1978, see section 907 ofPub. L. 95–454, set out as a note under section 1101 of this title.
Effective Date of 1967 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 90–206effective on first day of first pay period which begins on or after sixtieth day following Dec. 16, 1967, see section 405(a) ofPub. L. 90–206, set out as a note under section 8704 of this title.
Retroactive Effect of 1967 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 90–206to have no effect in case of an employee who died, was finally separated, or retired prior to Dec. 16, 1967, see section 405(c) ofPub. L. 90–206, set out as a note under section 8704 of this title.

 

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