An ordinance amending Ordinance No. 14-25 by repealing Section 33 of that ordinance in its entirety and substituting a new Section 33 pertaining to retiree health insurance; and for other purposes.


Section 33 of Ordinance 14-25 is hereby repealed in its entirety and a new Section 33 is hereby adopted to read as follows:

All retirees who are Medicare eligible and were hired on or after July 1, 2001 will not be eligible for participation in the Columbus Consolidated Government (CCG) Employee/Retiree Self Funded Medical Benefit Plan. To the extent the City identifies and offers a Medicare compatible insurance plan for Medicare eligible retirees, 100 percent of the costs associated with that plan will be borne by those participants, and the City will assume no liability for any benefits payable to participants under that plan.

All employees who were hired on or after July 1, 2001 who retire while enrolled in the CCG Employee/Retiree Self Funded Medical Benefit Plan and begin to draw pension benefits prior to becoming Medicare eligible, and any non-Medicare eligible dependents covered at the time of the employee's retirement may remain a part of the CCG Self Funded Medical Benefit Plan until they become Medicare eligible; provided however, the premiums for plan members in this category will be set in accordance with the guidelines set forth in section 31 above.

Any retiree who discontinues his or her participation in the CCG Self Funded Medical Benefit Plan or any Medicare compatible insurance plan offered by the CCG will forfeit any future right to re-enroll himself or any dependents in either plan with the exception that any retiree who has maintained his participation in the CCG Self Funded Medical Benefit Plan or Medicare compatible insurance plan may add a new dependent within thirty days of the event making that person a dependent (birth, marriage, adoption or legal guardianship). In addition, the dependent of an enrolled retiree who applies within 30 days of losing health insurance coverage with his employer may enter or return to the plan.

Section 20 of Ordinance No.01-49 and Section 33 of Ordinance No. 14-25 are specifically repealed and replaced by this section.”

All ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.


Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia held on the 23rd day of September, 2014, introduced a second time at a regular meeting of said Council held on the ______ day of ______________, 2014, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ________ members of said Council.

Councilor Allen voting____________.
Councilor Baker voting____________.
Councilor Barnes voting___________.
Councilor Davis voting____________.
Councilor Henderson voting________.
Councilor Huff voting_____________.
Councilor McDaniel voting_________.
Councilor Pugh voting_____________.
Councilor Thomas voting___________.
Councilor Woodson voting__________.

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