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WVC 23 - 2 - 1 B §23-2-1b. Special provisions as to premiums.

(a) Except as provided for in subsection (b) of this section, every executive officer of an association or of a corporation, any member of a partnership or owner of a sole proprietorship which has not elected to forgo coverage under this chapter for such officer, member or owner shall pay premiums based upon the actual salary paid to such employee up to an amount sufficient to qualify such employee to receive the maximum level of benefits, but in no event shall the basis for premium be less than the salary necessary to provide such employee with the minimum level of benefits.

(b) Every executive officer of a not-for-profit association or of a not-for-profit corporation which has not elected to forgo coverage under this chapter for such officer, member or owner shall pay premiums based upon the actual salary paid to such employee up to an amount sufficient to qualify such employee to receive the maximum level of benefits, but in no event shall the basis for premium be less than one hundred dollars.

(c) Every elected official or officer, whether full time or part time and including members of the Legislature, whose governmental entity elects coverage under this chapter for such elected official or officer, shall pay or have paid for him or her premiums based upon the actual salary paid to such elected official or officer up to an amount sufficient to qualify such elected official or officer to receive the maximum level of benefits, but in no event shall the basis for premium be less than the salary necessary to provide such elected official or officer with the minimum level of benefits. For the purposes of this subsection, an elected official or officer shall include a person appointed to an elected position to complete a term for that elected position.

(d) The premium and actual expenses in connection with governmental agencies and departments of the state of West Virginia shall be paid out of the state treasury from appropriations made for such agencies and departments, in the same manner as other disbursements are made by such agencies and departments.

(e) County commissions, municipalities, other political subdivisions of the state, county boards of education, emergency service organizations organized as aforesaid and volunteer fire departments or companies shall provide for the funds to pay their prescribed premiums into the fund and such premiums and premiums of state agencies and departments, including county boards of education, shall be paid into the fund in the same manner as herein provided for other employers subject to this chapter.

(f) County commissions and municipalities are hereby authorized to pay all or any part of the premiums prescribed for such emergency service organizations organized as aforesaid and such duly incorporated volunteer fire departments or companies as may provide services within the county or municipality.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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