(A) As used in this section:
(1) "Long-term care insurance" has the same meaning as in section 3923.41 of the Revised Code.
(2) "Political subdivision" has the same meaning as in section 9.833 of the Revised Code.
(B) Any political subdivision may negotiate with and may contract with one or more insurance companies or health insuring corporations authorized to operate or do business in this state for the purchase of a policy of long-term care insurance covering all elected officials and employees of the political subdivision. The contract may be entered into without competitive bidding. Any elected official or employee of a political subdivision may elect to participate in any long-term care insurance policy that the political subdivision purchases under this division .
(C) Any long-term care insurance policy entered into under this section is subject to division (C) of section 124.84 of the Revised Code.
(D) All or any portion of the premium charged may be paid by the political subdivision. The political subdivision shall establish a manner or manners of payment for participants and the political subdivision.
Effective Date: 06-04-1997; 08-31-2004