Public Employee
Retirement/Insurance/Pay/Benefits

 

SB 183(1) (Haney/Settle): Provides a 2% annual salary increase to certain state employees with an annual minimum of $600 and a maximum of $1000. It also reduces the employer contributions for participating employers of the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System by 2 1/2%. Effective 7-1-99

SB 272(1) (Herbert/Adair): Allows an alternative life insurance plan for retirees and persons who have elected a vested benefit under a state retirement system and who participate in a plan offered by the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board. Effective 7-1-99

SB 295(1) (Fisher/Ervin): Provides interest to be added to certain excess contributions made by members of the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System. Provides that all excess contributions and interest shall be transferred to the Oklahoma State Employees Deferred Savings Incentive Plan upon approval by the Internal Revenue Service. Effective 7-1-99

SB 354(1) (Monson/Askins): Eliminates certain duties of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority concerning its direction of activities of the Oklahoma State Employees Benefits Council. Effective 4-13-99

SB 373(1) (Monson/Askins): Allows health maintenance organizations that contract with the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board and the Oklahoma State Employees Benefits Council (EBC) to offer coverage through a point-of-service plan. Provides that the EBC may negotiate for best and final offer through competitive negotiation. Provides that certain information relating to the initial Request for Proposal as well as subsequent bid offers be retained as confidential by the EBC. Effective 7-1-99

SB 386(1) (Monson/Ostrander): Provides that certain vested members of the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System who made additional contributions may receive an increase in benefits upon retirement in relation to the additional contributions paid. Effective 7-1-99

SB 439(1) (Monson/Roberts): Extends the date for the Payment Rate Review Task Force to submit a report to the Joint Liaison Committee on State and Education Employees Group Insurance Benefits. It mandates that the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board shall hold a hearing prior to adopting any major change in the reimbursement rates or methodology. It further provides that the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board shall make available, upon request, copies of relevant fee schedules to participating health care providers. Effective 7-1-99

SB 464(1) (Dickerson/Dunegan): Enacts the Classification and Compensation Reform Act of 1999. Provides increased pay bands for state unclassified employees and restructuring of classifications to new job families. Provides authorization for agencies to grant certain pay increases. Also provides a new performance management process for evaluation of state employees both classified and unclassified. Effective 11-1-99

SB 504(1) (Henry/Weaver): Allows retired members of the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma to be able to make up to $25,000/year in a public school after retirement and still receive retirement benefits. This provision only applies to members who have been retired for thirty-six (36) months or more. Effective 7-1-99

SB 602(1) (Hobson/Roberts): Modifies the salary base used for determining retirement contributions for comprehensive universities. Effective 7-1-99

HB 1005(1) (Adair/Morgan): Removes the reauthorization provision for the 1998 session cost of living adjustment made to certain members of the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma. Effective 7-1-99

HB 1044(1) (Roberts/Monson): Increases the death benefit from $4,000 to $5,000 for members of the Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System, Oklahoma Police Pension and Retirement System, Oklahoma Law Enforcement Retirement System, and the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System. Effective 7-1-99

HB 1045(1) (Roberts/Monson): Clarifies membership of fire chiefs in the System and incorporates certain requirements of the Internal Revenue Code. It further provides an offset to pay for judgements occurred against members for certain crimes against the System. Effective 7-1-99

HB 1363(1) (Begley/Hobson): Amends certain definitions in the Education Flexible Benefits Allowance Act. Restricts the flexible benefit allowance to school districts that participate in a health insurance plan offered by the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board or those that are self-insured. Provides that the flexible benefit allowance shall not be included as income in computation of salary under the Minimum Salary Schedule or for support personnel. Increases the flexible benefit allowance to $57.83 per month for certified personnel and$150.42 per month for support personnel. Effective 7-1-99

HB 1428(1) (Staggs/Rozell): Creates the Oklahoma Teachers' Deferred Savings Incentive Plan Fund. The Fund will be used to provide a $25/monthly matching payment to a newly created 401(a) retirement plan for those Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma members participating in a 403(b) plan offered by the System and who are contributing at least $25/monthly to that plan. Effective 7-1-99

HB 1458(1) (Miller/Dunlap): Allows participants in a plan offered by the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board to elect not to cover their spouse and still elect to cover dependents. Such participants shall file an affidavit signed by both the employee and the spouse acknowledging their choice not to cover the spouse. Effective 7-1-99

HB 1588(1) (Sellers/Monson): Allows certain state and education retired and vested members to purchase life insurance. Changes the Plan Year for the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Program. Provides a flexible benefit allowance modification for dependent premiums of state employees. Effective 11-1-99

HB 1814(1) (Roberts/Morgan): Codifies certain Internal Revenue Code and Federal Law compliance-related provisions for state retirement system. Effective 7-1-99

HB 1815(1) (Roberts/Monson): Increases the retirement benefit of retired volunteer firefighters. Brings the 1998 session cost of living adjustment for members of the Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System from 75% of their loss of purchasing power to 100%. Effective 7-1-99


(1) Passed, signed by Governor (2) Passed, pending Governor's approval/disapproval (3) Vetoed by Governor
(4) Pending in Legislature (5) Failed in Legislature (6) Enrolled with the Sec. of State
 

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