To set forth proposed amendments to Rule 19-11.002 which serve to adopt the latest version of the beneficiary designation form. Further, the rule is being amended to indicate that if a Special Risk Class Investment Plan member is killed in the line ...  

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    STATE BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION

    RULE NOS.:RULE TITLES:

    19-11.002Beneficiary Designations and Distributions for FRS Investment Plan

    19-11.014Benefits Payable for Investment Plan Member Disability and In-Line-Of-Duty Death Benefits

    PURPOSE AND EFFECT: To set forth proposed amendments to Rule 19-11.002, F.A.C. which serve to adopt the latest version of the beneficiary designation form. Further, the rule is being amended to indicate that if a Special Risk Class Investment Plan member is killed in the line of duty, such member’s family will be entitled to a monthly survivor benefit as outlined in detail by new Rule 19-11.014, F.A.C. in lieu of benefits ordinarily payable to designated beneficiaries. The rule also is being amended to make reference to the latest versions of the applicable enrollment forms. The rule amendments further indicate that an incomplete beneficiary designation form will not be processed. Finally, the rule amendments state that if a member designates the same person/entity as both a primary and a contingent beneficiary, the person or entity designated will be deemed to be only a primary beneficiary. Rule 19-11.014, F.A.C. is being created to provide information to Investment Plan members regarding two potential benefit options. First, information is set forth in the new rule regarding the fact that an Investment Plan member is entitled, if eligible, to apply for disability benefits which are in lieu of benefits otherwise payable to the member under Section 121.591(1) Florida Statutes. If the member’s disability benefit application is approved, the member becomes a member of the FRS Pension Plan and the member’s entire Investment Plan balance is transferred to the Pension Plan. Second, special “In Line of Duty” death benefits may be paid to the families of those Special Risk Class Investment Plan members who are killed in the line of duty. In lieu of receiving the member’s vested Investment Plan account balance, the spouse and unmarried children of each such Special Risk class member may receive monthly survivor benefits equal to 100% of the member’s salary at the time of death. Monthly benefits payable will be paid to the surviving spouse for his or her lifetime, and upon his or her death, to any surviving children where each such child is either under age 18 or under age 25 if each such child is a full-time student and unmarried. This Special Risk Class In Line of Duty Death Benefit was enacted during the 2016 Legislative Session.

    SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: To describe the new In-Line of Duty death benefit that may be available to survivors of Special Risk Class Investment Plan members who are killed in the line of duty; to clarify certain information regarding what happens if a member files an incomplete beneficiary designation form; to specify that the same person/entity cannot be both a primary and a contingent beneficiary; to adopt the latest version of the beneficiary designation form.

    RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 121.4501(8), FS.

    LAW IMPLEMENTED: 121.091(5)(j), (7), (8), 121.4501(20), 121.571, 121.591(3), (4), 121.5912, 121.735, 121.71, 121.74, FS.

    IF REQUESTED IN WRITING AND NOT DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY THE AGENCY HEAD, A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:

    DATE AND TIME: Tuesday December 5, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    PLACE: Hermitage Room, The Hermitage Centre, 1801 Hermitage Blvd., Tallahassee, Florida 32308

    Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Eddie McEwen, (850)413-1104, eddie.mcewen@sbafla.com If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).

    THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Ruth A. Smith, Assistant General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, State Board of Administration, 1801 Hermitage Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, (850)413-1182, ruth.smith@sbafla.com

    THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE FROM THE CONTACT PERSON LISTED ABOVE.

Document Information

Subject:
To describe the new In-Line of Duty death benefit that may be available to survivors of Special Risk Class Investment Plan members who are killed in the line of duty; to clarify certain information regarding what happens if a member files an incomplete beneficiary designation form; to specify that the same person/entity cannot be both a primary and a contingent beneficiary; to adopt the latest version of the beneficiary designation form.
Purpose:
To set forth proposed amendments to Rule 19-11.002 which serve to adopt the latest version of the beneficiary designation form. Further, the rule is being amended to indicate that if a Special Risk Class Investment Plan member is killed in the line of duty, such member’s family will be entitled to a monthly survivor benefit as outlined in detail by new Rile 19-11.014 in lieu of benefits ordinarily payable to designated beneficiaries. The rule also is being amended to make reference to the ...
Rulemaking Authority:
121.4501(8), F.S.
Law:
121.091(5)(j), (7), (8), 121.4501(20), 121.571, 121.591(3), (4), 121.5912, 121.735, 121.71, 121.74, F.S.
Contact:
Ruth A. Smith, Assistant General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, State Board of Administration, 1801 Hermitage Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, (850)413-1182, ruth.smith@sbafla.com
Related Rules: (2)
19-11.002. Beneficiary Designation for FRS Investment Plan
19-11.014.