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AGO Opinions with Topic: DESIGNATION OF SPECIFIC EMPLOYEES TO BE COVERED BY PARTICULAR POLICY
AGO 1965 No. 1 >  January 6, 1965
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - CONTRACTS - GROUP MEDICAL INSURANCE PLAN OR HEALTH CARE PLAN FOR EMPLOYEES - AUTHORITY - NUMBER OF CONTRACTS - DESIGNATION OF SPECIFIC EMPLOYEES TO BE COVERED BY PARTICULAR POLICY
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- CONTRACTS ‑- GROUP MEDICAL INSURANCE PLAN OR HEALTH CARE PLAN FOR EMPLOYEES ‑- AUTHORITY ‑- NUMBER OF CONTRACTS ‑- DESIGNATION OF SPECIFIC EMPLOYEES TO BE COVERED BY... (1) A school district pursuant to chapter 75, Laws of 1963 (RCW 41.04.180-41.04.190), may contract with more than one insurance carrier or health service contractor and allow each employee to choose the plan he or she desires, as long as each plan meets all of the requirements of chapter 75, Laws of 1963. (2) A school district pursuant to chapter 75, Laws of 1963, may designate specific categories of its employees to be covered by a group policy or contract to the exclusion of other categories of employees. (3) A school district which has designated specific categories of employees to be covered by a group policy or contract to the exclusion of other categories of employees is not required to make provision for like benefits for such excluded categories of employees by entering into similar contracts for such employees if the categories established by the district are not arbitrary, capricious or invidiously discriminatory. (4) If existing employees' term contracts do not provide in any manner for such insurance, the school district may not provide such benefits during the term of such contracts since under RCW 41.04.190 such benefits constitute additional compensation and under Article II, § 25, Amendment 35, extra compensation may not be granted to any employee after the contract of employment has been entered into.
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