New Mexico Retiree Health Care Authority Board Might Delay Important Rule Changes

May 14, 2020

The New Mexico Retiree Health Care Authority Board of Directors voted at its March meeting to consider delaying the effective date of rule changes it approved in 2018. Those rule changes would establish a minimum age requirement of 55 for employees of participating employer groups to receive a subsidy for health insurance through NMRHCA and would raise the years of service to receive the maximum subsidy from 20 to 25 years, beginning Jan. 1, 2021.

The delay would move the effective date to July 31, 2021. The proposed rule change amendment is subject to public comment and employees can comment on the proposed amendment verbally, by mail, or by email. The public hearing is May 22 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. The board is scheduled to vote on the rule change amendment at its June 2 board meeting. The notice of a rules hearing date can be found here, https://files.constantcontact.com/46e54850201/6acda1e8-46dc-4e6d-8208-373bcf1436b4.pdf

The proposed amendment can be found here https://files.constantcontact.com/46e54850201/ca2e69d7-a525-47fd-956e-2528403d26d7.pdf

Please note that the NMRHCA is only soliciting comments on delaying the date of the implementation of the rule changes, and not on rule changes themselves. Questions can be directed to the NMRHCA at 505-884-8611 or customerservice@state.nm.us.