JOINT PUBLIC AGENCY SELF-FUNDED HEALTH CARE PLANS
41-4114. Board of trustees — Administrators. (1) The trust shall be governed and managed by a board of trustees. This board shall consist of members elected by the governing boards of the member public agencies. The composition and membership of the board shall be established in the joint powers agreement between the members. The process and procedure for conducting the election and determining the members shall be set forth in the joint powers agreement establishing the plan, except that the election must be conducted, completed and results certified by December 31 of each year in which an election for members is conducted. Boards of joint public agency self-funded plans existing as of July 1, 2006, shall be deemed to be in compliance with the establishment requirements of this chapter but shall conduct future elections in accordance with the requirements of this chapter.
(2) An individual, firm or corporation may be an administrator of a plan.
(3) The board shall cause all individuals handling receipts and disbursements for the trust fund to be covered under a dishonesty insurance policy or surety bond in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the annual contributions to the plan or as the director may deem reasonably advisable, issued by an insurer authorized to transact such insurance in this state. This policy shall only be canceled upon giving no less than thirty (30) days’ notice to the board and to the director. The cost of the insurance shall be borne by the trust fund. The amount of any policy or 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).
[41-4114, added 2006, ch. 415, sec. 1, p. 1277.]