SICK AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE 16.20 START DAY/LEVEL Sample Clauses

SICK AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE 16.20 START DAY/LEVEL. The County will provide "Sickness and Accident" insurance or self-insurance for employees covered by this Agreement. Effective January 1, 1997, employees hired on or after January 1, 1997 shall become eligible for sickness and accident coverage after 365 calendar days from the date of hire. Said insurance payments may become operative on the thirty-first (31st) calendar day after occurrence of verified disability and will provide payment of seventy-five percent (75%) of the employee's regular base rate of pay to a maximum of four hundred and five dollars ($405) weekly for a period not to exceed fifty- two (52) weeks for any one disability. Employees hired prior to January 1, 1997 become eligible for sickness and accident insurance from date of hire after the 31 day waiting period. Effective after the contract is executed in 1995, the maximum benefit shall be five hundred dollars ($500) weekly for a period not to exceed fifty-two (52) weeks for any one disability. Effective January 1, 1996, the maximum benefit shall be five hundred twenty-five dollars ($525) weekly for a period not to exceed fifty-two (52) weeks for any one disability. Effective January 1, 1997, the maximum benefit shall be five hundred fifty-five dollars ($555) weekly for a period not to exceed fifty-two (52) weeks for any one disability. Effective upon execution of this Agreement by the parties in 2000, the maximum benefit shall be six hundred dollars ($600) weekly for a period not to exceed fifty-two (52) weeks for any one disability. Effective January 1, 2004, the maximum benefit shall be six hundred twenty dollars ($620.00) weekly for a period not to exceed fifty-two (52) weeks for any one disability. Effective January 1, 2005, the maximum benefit shall be six hundred forty dollars ($640.00) weekly for a period not to exceed fifty-two (52) weeks for any one disability. 16.21 OFFSETS Payments shall be less any amounts available from other sources included any local, state, or federal government. 16.22 RETIREMENT FACTOR If it is determined that an employee will not return to work and if eligible for pension under the County's retirement system, such retirement shall not be deferred in order to collect on this benefit. 16.23 ILLNESS CONTINUATION A reoccurrence of a previous illness which occurs within six (6) months of return to work shall be considered to be a continuation of that illness for computation of the sick and accident benefits. 16.24 BENEFIT ACCRUAL Time spent on sickness and ...