Ineligibles, other than ineligibles in police officer and firefighter positions, who
are not already covered may be covered as a part of, or as an addition to, their absolute
coverage group. If the absolute coverage group is now being included under the agreement,
the ineligibles can be included as a part of the coverage group. The same effective
date of coverage and the same optional exclusions apply to all the employees in the
coverage group including the ineligibles.
If the absolute coverage group is already covered, the ineligibles may be covered
(by a modification) as an addition to that coverage group. The optional exclusions
already taken for the coverage group apply also to the ineligibles. The State may
select the same effective date of coverage as was provided for the absolute coverage
group or it may choose a different effective date of coverage for the ineligibles.
The effective date must be consistent with Federal and State laws. The effective date
of coverage for the ineligibles cannot be earlier than the effective date of coverage
for the other employees in the absolute coverage group.