§ 1–621.03. Definitions.
(1) “Annuitant” means:
(A) An employee first employed by the District after September 30, 1987, who has subsequently retired pursuant to any of the following:
(ii) Police and Fire Retirement System §§ 5-707 to 5-730;
(iv) Teachers’ Insurance and Annuity Association programs; or
(B) An employee first employed by the District after September 30, 1987, who has subsequently separated pursuant to the District Retirement Benefit Program (§§ 1-626.03 to 1-626.14) after any of the following:
(i) Reaching 57 years of age and having completed 25 years of creditable District service in a correctional officer position;
(ii) Reaching 62 years of age and having completed 10 years of District government service in a position other than correctional officer; or
(iii) Becoming entitled to disability benefits under the Social Security Act.
(2) “Carrier” means a voluntary association, corporation, partnership, or other nongovernmental organization that is lawfully engaged in providing, paying for, or reimbursing the cost of health services under group insurance policies or contracts, medical or hospital service agreements, membership or subscription contracts, or similar group arrangements, in consideration of premiums or other periodic charges payable to the organization.
(2A) “Creditable District service” means all service in the employment of the District government that is creditable for purposes of the employee’s retirement.
(3) “Dependent child” includes:
(A) An adopted child; and
(B) A stepchild, foster child, or natural child of an employee or annuitant.
(4) “Employee” means an individual first employed by the District after September 30, 1987.
(5) “Health benefit plan” means a group insurance policy or contract, medical or hospital service agreement, membership or subscription contract, or similar group arrangement provided by a carrier for the purpose of providing, paying for, or reimbursing expenses for health services under § 1-621.05.
(6) “Member of family” or “Family member” means:
(A) The spouse of an employee or annuitant;
(B) An unmarried dependent child under 22 years of age;
(C) An unmarried dependent child under 25 years of age who is a full-time student; and
(D) An unmarried child regardless of age who is incapable of self-support because of mental or physical disability that existed before age 22.