H.R.2966 - Keep Our Promise to America's Military Retirees Act106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Shows, Ronnie [D-MS-4] (Introduced 09/28/1999)|
|Committees:||House - Government Reform; Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||10/05/1999 Referred to the Subcommittee on Civil Service. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2966 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Keep Our Promise to America's Military Retirees Act - Amends Federal employee provisions to include the following as an employee, for purposes of authorized enrollment under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program: (1) a member of the armed forces who began service before June 7, 1956, and retired after a minimum of 20 years of such service or by reason of a service-connected disability; and (2) the surviving widow or widower of such member.
Introduced in House (09/28/1999)
Directs the Secretary of Defense to enter into an agreement with the Office of Personnel Management to provide FEHB coverage to the following eligible beneficiaries: (1) a member or former member entitled to military retired or retainer pay who is also entitled to hospital insurance benefits under part A of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act; (2) an unremarried former spouse who was married to a member for at least 20 years, during which such member performed at least 20 years of retirement-creditable military service; (3) a dependent of a deceased qualifying member or former member; (4) a dependent of a living member or former member who is entitled to Medicare hospital insurance benefits; and (5) a family member of such member.
Repeals a provision prohibiting coverage under the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services for persons entitled to hospital insurance benefits under part A of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Act.