SELF-FUNDED HEALTH CARE PLANS
41-4015. Prohibited pecuniary interests in plan management. (1) No plan sponsor, trustee, administrator, or other person having responsibility for the management of a self-funded plan or the investment or other handling of trust funds shall:
(a) Receive directly or indirectly or have a pecuniary interest, either directly or indirectly, in any fee, commission, compensation, or emolument, other than salary or other similar compensation regularly fixed and authorized for services duly rendered to the plan, arising out of any transaction to which the trust fund is or may become a party.
(b) Receive compensation as a consultant to the plan while also acting as a trustee or administrator, or as an employee of either the trust fund or the plan.
(c) Have any direct or indirect material pecuniary interest in any loan or investment related to the trust fund.
(2) No consultant to the plan or trust fund shall directly or indirectly receive or have a pecuniary interest, either directly or indirectly, in any commission or other compensation arising out of any contract or transaction between the plan or trust fund and any insurer, health care service corporation, health maintenance organization or other provider of health care services or of drugs or other health care needs and supplies.
(3) The director may, after reasonable notice and the opportunity for a hearing, require removal of a trustee or prohibit the trustee from employing or retaining or continuing to employ or retain any person in the administration of the trust fund or plan, upon finding that continuation of the trustee or such employment or retention involves a conflict of interest or an interest with the potential to adversely affect plan beneficiaries.
[41-4015, added 1974, ch. 248, sec. 15, p. 1624; am. 2006, ch. 414, sec. 14, p. 1266; am. 2013, ch. 181, sec. 15, p. 431.]