ORDINANCE NUMBER 2015-17
AN ORDINANCE DEFINING EMPLOYEE AND DEPENDENT ELIGIBILITY FOR HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE, AND AMENDING ORDINANCE 2004-06.
WHEREAS, the Council of the Village of Apple Creek, Ohio (AVillage@) has historically provided full health insurance coverage to full-time eligible employees, as well as to their spouses and legal dependents; and
WHEREAS, in Ordinance 2004-06 the Village Council adopted an Employee Handbook which further declared in Section 305 that all full-time exempt and non-exempt employees are qualified for eligibility in group health insurance as provided by the Village; and
WHEREAS, in order to continue providing quality health insurance coverage to employees and their dependents in a fiscally responsible manner, spousal eligibility for coverage shall be redefined: and
WHEREAS, Village Council has determined this ordinance and amendment to the employee handbook is in the best interests of the Village’s residents and promotes the general welfare of said citizenry;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Apple Creek, Ohio, as follows:
Group health insurance coverage shall be made available to all eligible employees, who shall be defined as all full-time exempt and non-exempt employees.
Optional coverage shall also be made available for covered employee’s eligible dependents, who shall generally be defined as the covered employee’s legal spouse and/or dependent children.
Village employee’s spouses who are employed elsewhere and are eligible for health insurance coverage through their respective employers, however, shall be considered ineligible dependents. Ineligible dependents shall be excluded from health insurance coverage through the Village of Apple Creek and must seek coverage through their own place of employment.
Section 305 of the employee handbook as adopted June 22, 2004, and subsequently amended, shall be amended to reflect this change of eligibility.
All prior Ordinances and Resolutions, and parts of Ordinances and Resolutions, which conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent that they are in conflict herewith. All remaining provisions of said prior Ordinances and Resolutions shall remain intact and unaffected.
This Ordinance shall be posted or published in the newspaper of general circulation and shall be in full force and effect upon its passage and publication, as provided by law.
First Reading July 6, 2015
Second Reading July 20, 2015
Third Reading August 3, 2015
Passed: august 3, 2015