RS 22:458     

§458.  Self-insured trusts

The following requirements shall be met in addition to all other provisions of this Subpart where any self-insurance plan is effected, maintained, and operated under a trust agreement:

(1)  A self-insurer shall maintain at all times unimpaired net assets of not less than one million dollars.  The net assets required to be maintained pursuant to this Section shall be in the form of cash, cash equivalents, or bonds or evidences of indebtedness which are direct general obligations or which are secured or guaranteed as to principal and interest by the government of the United States, or any state of the United States.

(2)  The employers in the self-insurance plan shall be members of an association or group of five or more businesses that are in the same trade or industry, including closely related businesses that provide support, services, or supplies primarily to that trade or industry.

(3)  A board of trustees elected by participating employers shall serve as fund managers on behalf of participants.  Trustees shall be plan participants.  No participating employer may be represented by more than one trustee.  A minimum of three and a maximum of seven trustees may be elected.  Trustees may not receive compensation but may be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in connection with duties as trustee.

(4)  Trustees shall be bonded in an amount not less than one hundred fifty thousand dollars from a licensed surety company.

(5)  Investment of plan funds is subject to the same restrictions which are applicable to insurers under this Title.

Acts 1984, No. 857, §1; Acts 1990, No. 902, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 22:3008 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2012, No. 680, §1, eff. June 7, 2012.