Public Laws ENACTED DURING THE
SECOND SESSION OF THE NINETY-THIRD CONGRESS OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday, January 21, 1974, and adjourned sine die on Friday, December 20, 1974. RICHARD M. NIXON, President until his resignation August 9, 1974; GERALD R. FORD, President on and ajter August
1974; GERALD R. FOR D, Vice President until August 9, 1974; NELSON A. ROCKEFELLER, Vice President on and after December 19, 1974; CARL ALBERT, Speaker oj the House oj Representatives.
Public Law 93-246 AN ACT To increase the contribution of the Government to the costs of health benefits for Federal employees, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) subsections (a) and (b) of section 8906 of title 5, United States Code, are amended to read as follows: " (a) The Commission shall determine the average of the subscription charges in effect on the beginning date of each contract year with respect to self alone or self and family enrollments under this chapter, as applicable, for the highest level of benefits offered by— " (1) the service benefit plan; "(2) the indemnity benefit plan; " (3) the two employee organization plans with the largest number of enrollments, as determined by the Commission; and "(4) the two comprehensive medical plans with the largest number of enrollments, as determined by the Commission. " (b)(1) Except as provided by paragraph (2) of this subsection, the biweekly Government contribution for health benefits for an employee or annuitant enrolled in a health benefits plan under this chapter shall be adjusted, beginning on the first day of the first applicable pay period of each year, to an amount equal to the following percentage, as applicable, of the average subscription charge determined under subsection (a) of this section: 50 percent for applicable pay periods commencing in 1974 and 60 percent for applicable pay periods commencing in 1975 and in each year thereafter.
January 31, 1974 [H. R. 9256]
Federal employe e s health b e n e fits. Government contribution, in-