(1) Eligibility. Employees, Retirees, Survivors, and Dependents of Commonwealth charter schools, education collaboratives, regional planning agencies, or regional councils of government are eligible for Commission benefits if they are statutorily entitled to such benefits pursuant to M.G.L. c. 32A, § 2(b), or if the Commonwealth charter school, education collaboratives, regional planning agencies, or regional councils of government has adopted M.G.L. c. 32A as specified in M.G.L. c. 32A, § 2(b), M.G.L. c. 32A, § 3B, or M.G.L. c. 32B, § 21(a), whichever is applicable.

(2) Notice. Non-unionized Commonwealth charter schools must provide a certified copy of the majority vote of their board of trustees to join Commission health coverage; non-unionized Education Collaboratives must provide a certified copy of their boards of directors' majority vote to join Commission coverage. Regional planning agencies and regional councils of government must provide a letter from their governing board stating their decision to join Commission coverage. Unionized Commonwealth charter schools and unionized educational collaboratives must provide the Commission with notice of intent to transfer as required by M.G.L. c. 32B, § 19 or § 23.

(3) Commonwealth charter schools, education collaboratives, regional planning agencies, or regional councils of government shall follow the transfer protocols in 805 CMR 8.01.

(4) Terms. Except as otherwise stated in this section, Commonwealth charter schools, education collaboratives, regional planning agencies, or regional councils of government who opt to join Commission coverage are subject to applicable requirements of M.G.L. c. 32A and related regulations.


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