18A:18B-7. Review of bylaws; investigations by the Commissioner of Insurance
7. Review of bylaws; investigations by the Commissioner of Insurance.
a. No school board insurance group, nor any joint self-insurance fund of the group, may begin functioning as a means of providing insurance coverage or protection for or among its members until the group's bylaws and risk management program have been filed with and approved by the commissioner. If the commissioner fails to approve or disapprove the bylaws or risk management program, or both, as the case may be, within 60 days following filing in his office, the bylaws or risk management program, or both, as the case may be, shall be deemed approved. If the commissioner disapproves the bylaws or risk management program, he shall set forth the reasons for his disapproval in writing. The reasonable costs of the commissioner's review of the bylaws and risk management program shall be chargeable to the boards of education seeking to establish the group.
b. Every school board insurance group shall file an annual report, on a form prescribed by the commissioner, at a time to be fixed by the commissioner. The report shall include a financial statement of the group's assets and liabilities, the claims paid during the preceding 12 months, current reserves, incurred losses, and any other information that the commissioner may require. The commissioner may require more frequent reports as he deems necessary.
c. The commissioner shall have authority to examine the books, records and affairs of any school board insurance group or joint self-insurance fund for the purpose of determining compliance with this act. The reasonable costs of any examination or review shall be chargeable to the school board insurance group.
d. The commissioner may suspend or terminate the authority of any school board insurance fund or direct or take any action he may deem necessary for good cause, to enable a fund to meet its obligations, cover its expected losses, or liquidate, rehabilitate or otherwise modify its affairs. The commissioner may take such action in the event of:
(1) A failure to comply with the rules and regulations promulgated by the commissioner or with any of the provisions of P.L.1983, C.108 (C.18A:18B-1 et seq.);
(2) A failure to comply with a lawful order of the commissioner; or
(3) A deterioration of the financial condition of the fund to the extent that it causes an adverse effect upon the ability of the school board insurance fund to pay expected losses.
e. The commissioner may, in his discretion, require the trustees of any fund to file copies of any agreements of contracts entered into by the trustees of the fund or any other pertinent documents he may deem necessary.
L.1983,c.108,s.7; amended 1995,c.74,s.3.
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