** 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.