Positions covered as an absolute coverage group under a state’s Section 218 Agreement
after July 1, 1991, continue to be covered under the Section 218 Agreement if the
positions are later covered by a public retirement system.
EXAMPLE: A state's Section 218 Agreement for a City covered services performed in positions
not covered by a retirement system, effective January 1, 1959. On July 1, 1994, the
City established a public retirement system. Coverage under the Section 218 Agreement
continues. The addition of a retirement system to such positions does not negate the
coverage under the Section 218 Agreement.