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Bob Ferguson

AGLO 1978 NO. 38 > Dec 7 1978

A payroll deduction authorization submitted by a state officer or employee for the payment of accident and casualty insurance premiums would not be in compliance with RCW 41.04.230(7) if the authorization were indefinite as to the amount to be deducted or not capable of being determined with reference to a set schedule.

AGO 1964 NO. 128 > Dec 8 1964

(1) A city of the fourth class utilizing the provisions of RCW 35.23.460 may pay all or a part of the costs of disability monthly income coverage for its employees if the coverage is obtained on a group insurance basis.(2) A city of the fourth class having less than twenty-five employees is authorized but not required to make payroll deductions for purposes of paying the costs of group health and accident disability coverage.

AGO 1954 NO. 261 > May 21 1954

1.  Firemen employed prior to January 1, 1947, are entitled to have their payroll deduction for support of the Firemen's Pension Fund reduced from 5% to 4% upon becoming eligible for retirement and continuing active employment.  2.  If a five percent deduction has been erroneously continued the pension board may legally reimburse the fireman for the excessive deduction from the pension fund.