Idaho Statutes

41-4014.  Trustees — Administrators — Bonding. (1) Either an individual or a corporation or other legal entity may be a trustee of the trust fund. Any person acting as a trustee is a fiduciary acting on behalf of the beneficiaries of the plan and the trust fund in such capacity. An individual, firm, corporation or other legal entity may be an administrator of a plan.
(2)  An employer participant in the plan shall be neither a trustee nor the administrator. A postsecondary educational institution as a plan sponsor of a self-funded plan shall be neither a trustee nor an administrator of such plan. However, this subsection shall not prohibit an individual who is otherwise an employee of such an employer or a postsecondary educational institution from being trustee or administrator.
(3)   The trustee shall obtain a fidelity bond, or coverage deemed by the director to be equivalent to a fidelity bond, in the name of the self-funded plan, the purpose of which is to protect against acts of fraud and dishonesty by the plan’s trustees, directors, officers and employees in connection with the trust fund or plan. Such bond shall be in an amount equal to the greater of ten percent (10%) of the contributions received by the plan or ten percent (10%) of the benefits paid during the preceding calendar year. If the plan was not in operation during the preceding calendar year, the bond shall be in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the contributions projected to be received by the plan during its first year of operation. The amount of any bond required under this section shall be not less than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) or more than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000).
(4)  Any administrator that is retained by a self-funded plan must be licensed and bonded as an administrator pursuant to chapter 9, title 41, Idaho Code.

[41-4014, added 1974, ch. 248, sec. 14, p. 1624; am. 2006, ch. 414, sec. 13, p. 1266; am. 2013, ch. 181, sec. 14, p. 430.]

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