(a) The Public Education Employees' Health Insurance Board shall consist of the members of the Board of Control of the Teachers' Retirement System of Alabama;
(b) Board members shall serve without compensation for their services as board members, but shall be reimbursed from the fund established in subsection (f) of Section 16-25A-8 for all necessary expenses that they may incur through service on the board;
(c) Each board member shall, within 10 days after his appointment or election to the Board of Control of the Teachers' Retirement System, take an oath of office that, so far as it devolves on him, he will diligently and honestly administer the affairs of the board herein established, and that he will not knowingly violate, or willingly permit to be violated, any of the provisions of law applicable to the Public Employees' Health Insurance Plan. Such oath shall be subscribed to by the member making it, certified by the officer before whom it is taken, and immediately filed in the office of the Secretary of State;
(d) Each board member shall be entitled to one vote in matters concerning the board. Six votes shall be necessary for a decision at any meeting of said board. In case of a tie vote, the decision shall fail;
(e) The chairman and vice-chairman of the board shall be the chairman and vice-chairman of the Teachers' Retirement System Board of Control. The Secretary-Treasurer of the Teachers' Retirement System shall serve as chief executive officer of the Public Education Employees' Health Insurance Plan. In addition thereto, the board may engage such actuarial, administrative, legal, and other special services as shall be deemed necessary to transact the business of the insurance plan. The compensation and expenses for these special services shall be paid at such rates and in such amounts as the board shall approve. All other employees not in these categories of employment shall be employed under the provisions of the Merit System Act;
(f) The board shall keep in convenient form such data as shall be necessary for actuarial valuation of the funds of the insurance plan and for checking the experience of the plan.
Last modified: May 3, 2021