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No Tobacco Use Effective January 1, 2015

On or after January 1, 2015, all individuals who complete paperwork to enroll in the County's Health Plan (including retirees enrolling upon retirement) will be subject to a surcharge if he/she certifies to using tobacco products. Failure to certify or certifying incorrectly will also subject the employee to a surcharge and penalty for each enrollee who fails to certify. Tobacco products are defined as cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, electronic or e-cigarettes that contain nicotine. Nicotine replacement products such as gum and patches are also considered tobacco products.