(a)   For the purposes of this section, “eligible City employees”  means employees of Lakewood Municipal Court and the City of Lakewood who meet the eligibility criteria established by the City’s health and welfare plans, but excludes members of Council, part-time hourly employees, temporary employees, seasonal employees, school guards, and members of the Civil Service Commission.  Medical benefits shall become effective for each eligible employee on the first day of the calendar month following the month in which the individual is hired.
   (b)   The Director of Finance is hereby authorized to pay from City funds on behalf of each eligible City employee who is a participant in the City’s primary group hospitalization plan or dental plan as adopted by the City, the full or a portion of the monthly cost of said coverage, including claims costs and all administrative charges, for single or family coverage, including coverage for same-sex domestic partners and children of same-sex domestic partners, as selected by the employee and as established by City policy or an applicable collective bargaining agreement.
(Ord. 63-11.  Passed 12-19-2011; Ord. 33-13.  Passed 12-16-2013.)