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2018-172-3586 Continuation of Health Insurancefor Council RESOLUTION NO. 2018-172-3586 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, PROVIDING CONTINUATION HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS FOR ELIGIBLE CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS UNDER THE CITY'S PLAN; ESTABLISHING ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY MANAGER; AUTHORIZING THE EXPENDITURE OF BUDGETED FUNDS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, Section 112.0801, Florida Statutes, authorizes municipalities that provide health insurance for its officers and employees and their dependents to offer retirees and their eligible dependents the option of continuing to participate in the municipality's group health insurance plan; and WHEREAS, Section 112.08, Florida Statutes, authorizes municipalities in Florida to provide and pay out of its available funds all or part of the contributions for health insurance for municipal officers and employees and eligible dependents; and WHEREAS, the City maintains a group health plan for both its active and retired employees and their eligible dependents; and WHEREAS, the City currently provides its elected officials with health insurance for themselves and their eligible dependents at no cost to the elected officials; WHEREAS, the City desires to extend group health insurance coverage to its retired council members and their eligible until the councilmember at no cost becomes Medicare-eligible; and WHEREAS, the City also desires to establish eligibility criteria for former City council members to receive City-subsidized health care coverage following retirement; and WHEREAS, the City has determined that it is in its best interests to provide City council members who serve at least two (2) consecutive terms in office, with fully subsidized continuation health coverage for themselves and their eligible dependents until the retired councilmember becomes Medicare-eligible. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA AS FOLLOWS: Section 1: ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS: The foregoing Whereas paragraphs are hereby ratified and confirmed as being true, and the same are hereby made a specific part of this Resolution. Section 2: AUTHORIZATION TO PAY FOR THE COST OF CONTINUATION HEALTH INSURANCE FOR CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS: The City shall pay for the full cost of continuation health insurance benefits for retired City council members and their eligible dependents until the councilmember becomes Medicare eligible. Each eligible councilmember, in his/her sole discretion, will determine whether to continue to participate in the City's group health insurance plan upon leaving office. Section 3: ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: To the extent coverage is available, City council members who have served at least two (2) consecutive terms in office with the City shall be offered continuation health coverage for themselves and their eligible dependents at the City's expense. This criteria shall apply to all council members in office at the time of the passage of this resolution and thereafter. Section 4: AUTHORIZATION OF CITY OFFICIALS; IMPLEMENTATION: The City Mayor and Manager are authorized to take all action necessary to implement this Resolution and provide continuation health insurance coverage to former council members under these terms and conditions, and to forward all necessary documents as may be required to implement continuation coverage and execute any required agreements or documents. Section 5: AUTHORIZATION FOR FUND EXPENDITURE: The City Mayor and Manager are authorized to expend budgeted funds to implement the terms and conditions of this Resolution. Section 6: EFFECTIVE DATE: This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon its final passage. PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS AT ITS REGULAR MEETING HELD ON OCTOBER 29, 2018. OLIVER GILBERT, III, MAYOR ATTEST: Z ��a MARIO'BATAILLE, CITY CLERK PREPARED BY: SONJA KNIGHTON DICKENS, CITY ATTORNEY SPONSORED BY: MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT, III Moved by: Councilwoman Robinson Seconded by: Councilwoman Davis VOTE: 5-1 Mayor Oliver Gilbert, III X (Yes) (No) Vice Mayor Rodney Harris X (Yes) (No) Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis X (Yes) (No) Councilman Erhabor Ighodaro, Ph.D. X (Yes) (No) Councilwoman Lillie Q. Odom (Yes) (No) (absent) Councilwoman Felicia Robinson X (Yes) (No) Councilman David Williams Jr (Yes) X (No)