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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1966 NO. 90 >

Under RCW 41.04.180, a state agency or political subdivision may provide hospitalization and medical aid for its employees and their dependents by means of payments pursuant to contract with a regularly constituted insurance carrier or health care service contractor of premiums payable on group hospitalization or medical aid insurance plans covering such employees without itself being the policyholder provided that (a) in the case of a state agency or school district, the payments do not exceed 50% of the total premium, or $5.00 per month per employee covered; and (b) comparable coverage under other plans is made available by the agency or political subdivision for such of its employees within the general class to be covered as are not enrolled in the particular group disability insurance program.