SELF-FUNDED HEALTH CARE PLANS
41-4002. Definitions. For the purposes of this chapter unless context otherwise requires:
(1) "Administrator" is a person, if other than the trustee, employed or contracted by the trustee to provide administrative services to a self-funded plan.
(2) "Beneficiary" is any individual entitled, under the self-funded plan, to payment by the trust fund of any part or all of the cost of any health care service rendered to such beneficiary.
(3) "Claims liability" is the total of all incurred and unpaid claims, including incurred but not reported claims, for allowable benefits under a self-funded plan that are not reimbursed or reimbursable by stop-loss insurance provided by a carrier authorized to transact insurance in this state.
(4) "Contribution" is the amount paid or payable by the employer or employee, or a postsecondary educational institution or student, into the trust fund.
(5) "Department" is the Idaho department of insurance.
(6) "Director" is the director of the department of insurance.
(7) "Irrevocable trust agreement" is a trust agreement whereby under the terms thereof the plan sponsor cannot retain the power to alter, amend, revoke or terminate the transfer of funds or property held in trust.
(8) "Multiple employer welfare arrangement" or "multiple employer welfare plan" shall have the same meaning as that given to the term "multiple employer welfare arrangement" by the employee retirement income security act of 1974, as amended.
(9) "Person" is any individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, firm, syndicate, organization, educational institution or any other public or private entity organized or recognized under the laws of the state of Idaho.
(10) "Plan sponsor" is any person who creates a self-funded health benefit plan for the benefit of any employer and employee or employees, or a postsecondary educational institution and student or students.
(11) "Postsecondary educational institution" is a person whose primary purpose is to provide a postsecondary education that offers or awards educational degrees and that provides courses or programs that lead to an educational degree, that is legally authorized and maintains a presence in the state of Idaho, and that has an average annualized enrollment of eight hundred (800) or more full-time students located in Idaho.
(12) "Public postsecondary educational institution" means Boise State University, Idaho State University, Lewis-Clark State College and the University of Idaho, along with the board of regents and board of trustees thereof.
(13) "Qualified actuary" is an actuary having experience in establishing rates for a self-funded plan and the health services being provided, and who is also a fellow of the society of actuaries, a member of the American academy of actuaries or an enrolled actuary under the employee retirement income security act of 1974, as amended.
(14) "Self-funded plan" or "plan" is any single employer plan, public postsecondary educational institution plan, or multiple employer welfare plan, or any other single or multiple employer plan, or any postsecondary educational institution student health benefit plan, other than a plan providing only benefits under title 72, Idaho Code, under which payment for medical, surgical, hospital, and other services for prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of any disease, injury, or bodily condition of an employee is, or is to be, regularly provided for or promised from funds created or maintained in whole or in part by contributions or payments thereto by the employer or employers, or by the employer or employers and the employees, or by a postsecondary educational institution and students at said institution, or students of a postsecondary educational institution, who are not otherwise covered by insurance or contract with a health care service corporation or managed care organization authorized to transact business in this state.
(15) "Single employer" is any individual, sole proprietorship, business, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, firm or any other form of legally recognized entity or a group of two (2) or more employers under "common control" as defined in section 3(40)(B)(iii) of the employee retirement income security act of 1974, as amended.
(16) "Student" is an individual enrolled in a postsecondary educational institution.
(17) "Surplus" is the excess of the assets of a self-funded plan minus the liabilities of the plan, provided the liabilities of a self-funded plan shall include the claims liability of the plan.
(18) "Trust fund" is a trust fund established in conjunction with a self-funded plan for receipt of contributions of employer and employees, postsecondary educational institution and students, and payment of or with respect to health care service costs of beneficiaries.
(19) "Trustee" is the trustee, whether a single or multiple trustee, of the trust fund.
[41-4002, added 1974, ch. 248, sec. 2, p. 1624; am. 2006, ch. 414, sec. 2, p. 1257; am. 2013, ch. 181, sec. 2, p. 420; am. 2015, ch. 49, sec. 1, p. 107.]