(40 ILCS 5/15-158.4)
Election of medicare coverage.
(a) The System shall conduct a divided medicare coverage referendum, open
to employees continuously employed by the same employer since March 31, 1986.
The referendum shall be conducted in accordance with the applicable provisions
of federal law and Article 21 of this Code.
(b) As used in this Section and in compliance with federal law, "referendum"
means the process whereby employees are granted the opportunity to make an
irrevocable individual election to participate in the medicare program on a
(c) Employers shall pay the necessary employer contributions and make the
necessary deductions from salary for employees who elect to participate in the
federal medicare program under this Section, as required by the System, Article
21 of this Code, and federal law.
(Source: P.A. 94-415, eff. 8-2-05.)