(a)The Office of Personnel Management may prescribe regulations necessary to carry out this chapter.
(b)The regulations of the Office may prescribe the time at which and the manner and conditions under which an employee is eligible to enroll in an approved health benefits plan described by section
8903a of this title. The regulations may exclude an employee on the basis of the nature and type of his employment or conditions pertaining to it, such as short-term appointment, seasonal or intermittent employment, and employment of like nature. The Office may not exclude—
(1)an employee or group of employees solely on the basis of the hazardous nature of employment;
(2)a teacher in the employ of the Board of Education of the District of Columbia, whose pay is fixed by section
1501 of title
31, District of Columbia Code, on the basis of the fact that the teacher is serving under a temporary appointment if the teacher has been so employed by the Board for a period or periods totaling not less than two school years;
(3)an employee who is occupying a position on a part-time career employment basis (as defined in section
3401(2) of this title); or
(4)an employee who is employed on a temporary basis and is eligible under section
(c)The regulations of the Office shall provide for the beginning and ending dates of coverage of employees, annuitants, members of their families, and former spouses under health benefits plans. The regulations may permit the coverage to continue, exclusive of the temporary extension of coverage described by section
8902(g) of this title, until the end of the pay period in which an employee is separated from the service, or until the end of the month in which an annuitant or former spouse ceases to be entitled to annuity, and in case of the death of an employee or annuitant, may permit a temporary extension of the coverage of members of his family for not to exceed 90 days.
(d)The Secretary of Agriculture shall prescribe regulations to effect the application and operation of this chapter to an individual named by section
8901(1)(H) of this title.
July 1, 1960, Pub. L. 86–568, § 115(d) “(f) (2d sentence)”, 74 Stat. 303.
In subsection (b)(2), the words “section
1501 of title
31, District of Columbia Code” are substituted for “section 1 of the District of Columbia Teachers’ Salary Act of 1955 (69 Stat. 521), as amended (sec.
31–1501, D.C. Code, 1961 edition)”.
Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface to the report.
1984—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 98–615, § 3(7), substituted “employees, annuitants, members of their families, and former spouses” for “employees and annuitants and members of their families”, and “in which an annuitant or former spouse” for “in which an annuitant”.
1978—Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 95–454, § 906(a)(2), (3), substituted “Office of Personnel Management” for “Civil Service Commission” and “Office” for “Commission” wherever appearing.
Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 95–454, § 906(c)(2)(F), (H), substituted “3401” for “3391”.
Amendment by Pub. L. 98–615effective May 7, 1985, with enumerated exceptions, and applicable to any individual who is married to an employee or annuitant on or after that date, see section 4(a)(2) ofPub. L. 98–615, as amended, set out as a note under section
8341 of this title.
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