For purposes of Chapter 123:1-72 of the Administrative Code:
(A) "Benefits" means the payment of disability leave benefits covered under a program established by the director of administrative services.
(B) "Contributions" means amounts contributed by the state or from federal funds, amounts contributed by any state appointing authority, and income derived from dividends, interest earned, rate adjustments, interim and final settlement amounts, and other refunds.
(C) "Administrator" means a company, authorized to do the business of sickness and accident insurance under Title XXXIX of the Revised Code, or professional claim administrator with which the director has contracted to administer the disability leave benefits program pursuant to section 124.83 of the Revised Code.
(D) "State employee disability leave benefit fund" means a fund established by the director of administrative services pursuant to sections 124.83 and 124.87 of the Revised Code to provide state employees with benefits equivalent to those that may be paid under a policy or contract of insurance as specified in section 124.385 of the Revised Code.
(E) "Professional claim administrator" means any person with experience in the handling of disability insurance claims and determined by the director to be fully qualified, financially sound, and capable of meeting all of the service requirements of the contract or administration under such criteria as may be established by the director.
(F) "Director" means the director of administrative services.
Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 123:1-72-01