(1) Officials elected by popular vote are eligible for coverage on the first day of the month nearest the date that they begin their term of office, excepted as noted in clause (2). Appointed employees and officials are subject to the waiting period for coverage in 805 CMR 9.01(3).

(2) Elected officials who are Municipal Employees and who have a Regular Work Week of less than 18.75 hours are eligible for coverage only at local option, per M.G.L. c. 32B, § 2 (d), “Employee.” Municipal Employers shall inform the Commission by May 1 of each year of any change in eligibility of elected officials. Notification of the local option is binding on the Municipal Employer for the fiscal year starting that July 1.

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