(A) As used in this section:
(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 .
(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 .