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H.R. 1805 (101st): An act to amend title 5, United States Code, to allow Federal annuitants to make contributions for health benefits through direct payments rather than through annuity withholdings, to make a technical correction relating to the life insurance program, and to provide for the termination of life insurance coverage uniformly.


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4/26/1990--Passed Senate amended. Allows a Federal annuitant whose annuity is insufficient to cover withholdings for health benefits to make direct payments to the Employees Health Benefits Fund. Directs the Office of Personnel Management and the U.S. Postal Service to make a specified contribution from authorized appropriations for basic life insurance coverage on behalf of individuals who retire after December 31, 1989, are under 65 years of age, and are receiving workers' compensation. Eliminates provisions providing for the termination of coverage under the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program for Federal employees 12 months after discontinuance of pay under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act. Reduces from 60 to 55 years old the age requirement for widows and widowers who remarry who would otherwise be eligible for compensation under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act.