1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Civil Service
  4. Article 11: Health Benefits For State and Retired State Employees


Section 168 Assessment of certain costs

Civil Service (CVS)

1. If the salary or compensation of any officers and employees of the state is paid from a special or administrative fund or funds, other than the state purposes fund or the local assistance fund of the general fund of the state or the capital construction fund or an income fund of the state university or the mental hygiene services fund, such fund or funds shall be charged, and there shall be paid therefrom as provided in this section the employer's share of the premium for the coverage of such officers and employees under the health benefit plan. If the amounts appropriated or allocable from such special or administrative fund or funds are insufficient for such purpose, the director of the budget is hereby authorized to allocate such additional sums from such fund or funds as may be necessary therefor; provided, however, that no transfer shall be made between two or more of such funds. Such amounts shall be paid, at such times as shall be required by the president, to the commissioner of taxation and finance and shall be credited to the health insurance fund to pay, or reimburse the health insurance fund for the payment of, the employer's share of the premium for coverage of such officers and employees under the health benefit plan.

  2. If the salary or compensation of any officers and employees of the state is payable from a special or administrative fund or funds, other than the state purposes fund or the local assistance fund of the general fund of the state or the capital construction fund or an income fund of the state university or the mental hygiene services fund, a proportionate share of the expenses of administration of the health benefit plan, on account of coverage of such officers and employees, shall be payable from such fund or funds. If the amounts appropriated or allocable from such special or administrative fund or funds are insufficient for such purpose, the director of the budget is hereby authorized to allocate such additional sums from such funds or funds as may be necessary therefor; provided, however, that no transfer shall be made between two or more of such funds. The proportionate share of the expenses of administration of the health benefit plan chargeable pursuant to this subdivision to any special or administrative fund shall be determined by the president and shall be payable at such times as may be fixed by him or her. Such sums shall be payable to the commissioner of taxation and finance and shall be applied to the reimbursement of funds previously advanced for the expenses of administration of the health benefit plan.

  3. (a) If the salary or compensation of any justices, judges, officers and employees of the supreme court, surrogate's court, county court, family court, civil court of the city of New York, criminal court of the city of New York and district court in any county, officers and employees of the office of probation for the courts of New York city is not paid in whole or in part from the treasury of the state, but is paid directly from the treasury of a civil division, such civil division shall be required to pay the employer's share of the premium charges for the coverage of such justices, judges, officers and employees under the state health benefit plan. The appropriate fiscal officer of such civil division shall deduct from the salary or wages paid to such justices, judges, officers and employees the sums required to be paid by them under such plan. Such deductions and the corresponding employer's share of premium charges shall be paid, at such times as required by the president, to the commissioner of taxation and finance and shall be credited to the health insurance fund.

  (b) If the salary or compensation of any retired justices, judges, officers and employees of the supreme court, surrogate's court, county court, family court, civil court of the city of New York, criminal court of the city of New York and district court in any county, officers and employees of the office of probation for the courts of New York city prior to retirement was not paid in whole or in part from the treasury of the state but was paid directly from the treasury of a civil division, such civil division shall be required to pay the employer's share of the premium charges for the coverage of such retired justices, judges, officers and employees under the state health benefit plan. If such retired justices, judges, officers and employees are receiving retirement allowances from a pension or retirement plan or system administered by such civil division, the amounts required to be paid by such retired justices, judges, officers and employees as their share of premium charges shall be deducted from their retirement allowances. Such deductions and the employer's share of premium charges shall be paid, at such times as required by the president, to the commissioner of taxation and finance and shall be credited to the health insurance fund.

  (c) Any civil division required by this subdivision to pay the employer's share of the premium charges for the coverage of active or retired justices, judges, officers and employees of the supreme court, surrogate's court, county court, family court, civil court of the city of New York, criminal court of the city of New York and district court in any county, officers and employees of the office of probation for the courts of New York city shall also be assessed and required to pay a proportionate share of the expenses of administration of the health benefit plan in such amounts and at such times as determined by the president. Such sums shall be payable to the commissioner of taxation and finance and shall be applied to the reimbursement of funds previously advanced for the expenses of administration of the health benefit plan.