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Short Titles as Enacted

Federal Employees Life Insurance Improvement Act

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Federal Employees Life Insurance Improvement Act

Short Titles as Reported to House

Federal Employees Life Insurance Improvement Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Federal Employees Life Insurance Improvement Act

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Federal Employees Life Insurance Improvement Act

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

Federal Employees Life Insurance Improvement Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To require that the Office of Personnel Management submit proposed legislation under which group universal life insurance and group variable universal life insurance would be available under chapter 87 of title 5, United States Code, and for other purposes.

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Amended by Senate

An act to provide for the Office of Personnel Management to conduct a study and submit a report to Congress on the provision of certain options for universal life insurance coverage and additional death and dismemberment insurance under chapter 87 of title 5, United States Code, to improve the administration of such chapter, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (9)

Date Actions Overview
10/30/1998Became Public Law No: 105-311. (TXT | PDF)
10/30/1998Signed by President.
10/20/1998Presented to President.
10/08/1998Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by voice vote.(consideration: CR H10190-10193)
10/05/1998Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.
09/21/1998Committee on Governmental Affairs. Reported to Senate by Senator Thompson with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title. With written report No. 105-337.
11/04/1997Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
11/04/1997Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Government Reform. H. Rept. 105-373.
10/21/1997Introduced in House

All Actions (31)

Date Chamber All Actions
10/30/1998Became Public Law No: 105-311. (TXT | PDF)
10/30/1998Signed by President.
10/20/1998HousePresented to President.
10/08/1998-11:39pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/08/1998-11:38pmHouseOn motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by voice vote. (consideration: CR H10190-10193)
10/08/1998-11:25pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
10/08/1998-11:25pmHouseMr. Mica moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments.
10/06/1998SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
10/05/1998SenatePassed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.
10/05/1998SenateThe committee substitute agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
10/05/1998SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S11505-11506)
09/21/1998SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 590.
09/21/1998SenateCommittee on Governmental Affairs. Reported to Senate by Senator Thompson with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title. With written report No. 105-337.
06/17/1998SenateCommittee on Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
11/05/1997SenateReceived in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Governmental Affairs.
11/04/1997-10:34pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/04/1997-10:34pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
11/04/1997-10:34pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business.
11/04/1997-3:42pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Cummings objected to the Yea - Nay vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.
11/04/1997-3:29pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
11/04/1997-3:29pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H9920-9922, H9983)
11/04/1997-3:29pmHouseMr. Mica moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
11/04/1997HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 218.
11/04/1997HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Government Reform. H. Rept. 105-373.
10/31/1997HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Government Reform and Oversight
10/31/1997HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Government Reform and Oversight
10/22/1997HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: House Government Reform and Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Service
10/22/1997HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Government Reform and Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Service
10/22/1997HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Civil Service.
Action By: Committee on Government Reform and Oversight
10/21/1997HouseReferred to the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight.
10/21/1997HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (7)


Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Government Reform and Oversight10/21/1997 Referred to
10/31/1997 Markup by
11/04/1997 Reported by H. Rept. 105-373
House Government Reform and Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Service10/22/1997 Referred to
10/22/1997 Markup by
10/22/1997 Reported by
Senate Governmental Affairs11/05/1997 Referred to
06/17/1998 Markup by
09/21/1998 Reported by S. Rept. 105-337

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Latest Summary (3)

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Passed Senate amended (10/05/1998)

Federal Employees Life Insurance Improvement Act - Directs the Office of Personnel Management to conduct a study on the following life insurance options for Federal employees: (1) group universal life insurance; (2) group variable universal life insurance; and (3) additional voluntary accidental death and dismemberment insurance.

(Sec. 3) Amends requirements relating to Federal employee life insurance to repeal the maximum limitation on: (1) group accidental death and dismemberment life insurance; and (2) additional optional life insurance.

(Sec. 4) Modifies the definition of "family member " to include a foster child.

(Sec. 5) Prohibits the invalidation of an employee's group life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance policy based on a finding that the employee erroneously became insured, or erroneously continued insurance upon retirement or entitlement to compensation for work injuries, if such finding occurs after the erroneous insurance and applicable withholdings have been in force for two years during the employee's lifetime.

(Sec. 6) Permits an employee who is subject to withholdings for group life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, optional life insurance, additional life insurance, or optional life insurance on family members and whose pay, annuity, or compensation are insufficient to cover such withholdings to nevertheless continue such insurance if such employee arranges to pay currently into the Employees' Life Insurance Fund, through the agency or retirement system that administers pay, annuity, or compensation, an amount equal to the withholding that would otherwise be required.

(Sec. 7) Provides for the amount of additional optional life insurance of any employee who retires on an immediate annuity or who becomes entitled to receive compensation because of disease or injury to the employee, to be continued, with or without reduction, in accordance with the employee's written election at the time eligibility to continue insurance during retirement or receipt of compensation arises. Permits the employee, instead of the option under current law, to elect to have the full cost of such insurance continue to be withheld from such employee's annuity or compensation on and after the date such withholdings would otherwise cease pursuant to an election, in which case the amount of such insurance continued shall not be reduced. Allows an employee whose additional optional insurance would otherwise stop, and who is not eligible to continue insurance, to elect to continue such insurance at group rates, in lieu of conversion to an individual policy.

Requires an employee or former employee who elects to continue such insurance following separation from service or 12 months without pay to submit timely payment of its full cost, plus any amount the Office determines necessary to cover associated administrative expenses.

Disallows any election to continue such insurance from being made three years after an effective date. Terminates, on and after the date on which an election may no longer be made, all such insurance for former employees, subject to a provision for temporary extension of life insurance coverage and for conversion to an individual policy of life insurance under conditions approved by the Office. Requires the Office, not later than three years after the enactment of this Act, to report to the Congress on such insurance, including recommendations on whether continuation for such insurance should terminate as provided, be extended, or be made permanent.

(Sec. 8) Revises requirements relating to optional life insurance on family members.

(Sec. 9) Requires the Office to conduct an open enrollment opportunity for purposes of obtaining life insurance. Permits an employee during this period: (1) if the employee previously declined or voluntarily terminated any coverage, to elect to begin, resume, or increase group life insurance (and acquire applicable accidental death and dismemberment insurance) without submitting evidence of insurability; and (2) if currently insured for optional life insurance on family members, to elect an amount above the minimum insurance on a spouse.

(Sec. 10) Amends provisions relating to the judicial review of decisions of the Merit Systems Protection Board to: (1) revise the time period (from 30 to 60 days) any petition for judicial review of a final order or decision of the Board must be filed; and (2) permit the Director to obtain review of any final order or decision of the Board by filing within 60 days (currently, no limitation) after the date he or she received notice of the final order or decision of the Board.