5 U.S. Code § 8708 - Government contributions
(a) For each period in which an employee is insured under a policy of insurance purchased by the Office of Personnel Management under section 8709 of this title, a sum equal to one-half the amount which is withheld from the pay of the employee under section 8707 of this title shall be contributed from the appropriation or fund which is used to pay him.
(b) When an employee is paid by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, the Chief Administrative Officer may contribute the sum required by subsection (a) of this section from the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives.
(c) When the employee is an elected official, the sum required by subsection (a) of this section is contributed from an appropriation or fund available for payment of other salaries of the same office or establishment.
(1) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, for each period in which an employee continues life insurance after retirement or while in receipt of compensation under subchapter I of chapter 81 of this title because of disease or injury to the employee, as provided under section 8706 (b) of this title, a sum equal to one-half of the amount which is withheld from the employee’s annuity or compensation under section 8707 of this title shall be contributed by the Office from annual appropriations which are authorized to be made for that purpose and which may be made available until expended.
(2) Contributions under this subsection—
(A) shall not be made other than with respect to individuals who retire, or commence receiving compensation, after December 31, 1989;
(B) shall not be made with respect to any individual for months after the calendar month in which such individual becomes 65 years of age; and
(3) The United States Postal Service shall pay the contributions required under this subsection with respect to any individual who—
(A) first becomes an annuitant by reason of retirement from employment with the United States Postal Service after December 31, 1989; or
Source(Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 595; Pub. L. 90–206, title IV, § 403,Dec. 16, 1967, 81 Stat. 647; Pub. L. 95–454, title IX, § 906(a)(2),Oct. 13, 1978, 92 Stat. 1224; Pub. L. 101–303, § 2,May 29, 1990, 104 Stat. 250; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, § 215(18),Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1746.)
|Derivation||U.S. Code||Revised Statutes and Statutes at Large|
|(a), (c)||5 U.S.C. 2094(b).||Aug. 17, 1954, ch. 752, § 5(b), 68 Stat. 738.|
|(b)||2 U.S.C. 128.||Aug. 5, 1955, ch. 568, § 101 (4th par. under “Administrative Provisions”), 69 Stat. 513.|
Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface to the report.
1996—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104–186substituted “Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, the Chief Administrative Officer may contribute the sum required by subsection (a) of this section from the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives.” for “Clerk of the House of Representatives, the Clerk may contribute the sum required by subsection (a) of this section from the contingent fund of the House.”
1990—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 101–303added subsec. (d).
1978—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95–454substituted “Office of Personnel Management” for “Civil Service Commission”.
1967—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 90–206substituted provisions setting the sum to be withheld at one-half the amount withheld from the pay of the employee under section 8707 of this title for provisions setting the sum to be withheld at a rate to be determined by the Commission not to exceed one-half of the amount withheld under section 8707 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 December 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
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