Health insur­ance ben­e­fits shall be offered to any coun­ty employ­ee retir­ing on or after Mar­cy 1, 2011 through a Retiree Health Insur­ance Pro­gram as follows:

(A) Def­i­n­i­tions.  For pur­pos­es of this Chap­ter, the fol­low­ing terms shall be giv­en these definitions:

Coun­ty means the Coun­ty of Union, Illi­nois, a body politic and corporate.

Eli­gi­ble Coun­ty Enti­ty means the fol­low­ing Coun­ty agen­cies, depart­ments and offices: Union Coun­ty Clerk’s Office, Union Coun­ty Cir­cuit Clerk’s Office, Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office, Union Coun­ty State’s Attorney’s Office, Union Coun­ty Treasurer’s Office, Union Coun­ty Emer­gency Tele­phone Sys­tem, Union Coun­ty High­way Depart­ment, Union Coun­ty Ambu­lance Ser­vice and Union Coun­ty Super­vi­sor of Assess­ments Office; Eli­gi­ble Coun­ty Enti­ty means the fol­low­ing elect­ed offices: Coun­ty Clerk, Cir­cuit Clerk, Sher­iff, State’s Attor­ney and Treasurer.

Employ­ee:  Any per­son employed by an Eli­gi­ble Coun­ty Enti­ty as a full-time employ­ee; pro­vid­ed such full-time sta­tus shall be deter­mined in accor­dance with any applic­a­ble col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing agree­ment, employ­ment con­tract and/or state and fed­er­al labor law.

IMRF Par­tic­i­pant means a Par­tic­i­pant cov­ered by the Illi­nois Munic­i­pal Retire­ment Fund reg­u­lar plan and includes elect­ed coun­ty offi­cials par­tic­i­pat­ing in an ECO plan.

Par­tic­i­pant means a Par­tic­i­pant in the Retiree Health Insur­ance Program.

Par­tic­i­pant Ben­e­fit means any pay­ment or cred­it pro­vid­ed to a Par­tic­i­pant by the Coun­ty pur­suant to the Retiree Health Insur­ance Pro­gram where such pay­ment or cred­it is to be applied to the cost of the Participant’s month­ly health insur­ance premium.

Par­tic­i­pant Por­tion means the dol­lar amount equal to a Participant’s total month­ly health insur­ance pre­mi­um cost minus any Par­tic­i­pant Benefit.

SLEP Employ­ee means an Employ­ee cov­ered by the Illi­nois Munic­i­pal Retire­ment Fund Sheriff’s Law Enforce­ment Per­son­nel plan and includes the Sheriff.

SLEP Par­tic­i­pant means a Par­tic­i­pant cov­ered by the Illi­nois Munic­i­pal Retire­ment Fund Sheriff’s Law Enforce­ment Per­son­nel plan.

Retiree Health Insur­ance Pro­gram means the pro­gram estab­lished pur­suant to this res­o­lu­tion.