Enhanced Premium Contributions (EPC)
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Enhanced Premium Contributions (EPC)

** Also known as Employer Contributions **

Employees designated by their employers as a New Inexperienced Miners (“NIM”) under the National Bituminous Coal Wage Agreements of 2007 and 2011 are eligible for Enhanced Premium Contributions (“EPC”).

A NIM who entered the bituminous coal mining industry for the first time on or after January 1, 2007 and who does not have a State Miner’s Certificate dated prior to January 1, 2007 shall receive EPC from his employer to the CDSP based on classified hours worked as follows:

Calendar Year                           Amount per Hour Worked

2012 through 2013                     $1.00

2014 through 2016                     $1.50

These individuals are not entitled to health care following their retirement except as a disabled employee or a pensioner receiving a disability retirement pension.