352.15 Exemption from process and taxation.
Subdivision 1. Exemption; exceptions. None of the money, annuities, or other benefits mentioned in this chapter is assignable either in law or in equity or subject to execution, levy, attachment, garnishment, or other legal process, except as provided in subdivision 1a or section 518.58, 518.581, or 518.6111.
Subd. 1a. Automatic deposits. The executive director may remit, through an automatic deposit system, annuity, benefit, or refund payments only to a financial institution associated with the National Automated Clearinghouse Association or a comparable successor organization that is trustee for a person eligible to receive the annuity, benefit, or refund. Upon the request of the retiree, disabilitant, survivor, or former employee, the executive director may remit the annuity, benefit, or refund check to the applicable financial institution for deposit in the person's account or joint account. The board of directors may prescribe the conditions under which payments will be made.
Subd. 2. Repealed, 1994 c 528 art 1 s 15
Subd. 3. Deducting health or dental insurance premiums. The board may direct, at its discretion, the deduction of a retiree's health or dental insurance premiums and transfer of the amounts to a health or dental insurance carrier covering state employees. The insurance carrier must certify that the retired employee has signed an authorization for the deduction and provide a computer readable roster of covered retirees and amounts. The health or dental insurance carrier must refund deductions withheld from a retiree's check in error directly to the retiree. The board shall require the insurance carrier to reimburse the fund for the administrative expense of withholding the premium amounts. The insurance carrier shall assume liability for any failure of the system to properly withhold the premium amounts.
Subd. 4. Direct transfer of refunds. Direct transfer of account refunds may be made to individual retirement savings accounts or qualified retirement plans upon application for transfer by a former employee, on forms acceptable to the executive director.
HIST: (254-17) 1929 c 191 s 17; 1931 c 351; 1933 c 326; 1935 c 238 s 15; 1941 c 391 s 14; Ex1959 c 6 s 21; 1971 c 789 s 4; 1975 c 368 s 30; 1979 c 303 art 3 s 28; 1983 c 128 s 12; 1984 c 547 s 4; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 157 s 2; 1987 c 229 art 6 s 1; 1993 c 307 art 1 s 18; art 3 s 3,4; 1995 c 254 art 1 s 89; 1997 c 203 art 6 s 92; 2000 c 461 art 3 s 1; 2003 c 127 art 3 s 18
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