1739.18 Contracts with third-party administrators.

A multiple employer welfare arrangement operating a group self-insurance program shall contract only with a third-party administrator that meets all of the following conditions:

(A) The third-party administrator has and maintains a fidelity bond as required by the "Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974," 88 Stat. 829, 29 U.S.C.A. 1001 , as amended.

(B) The third-party administrator has and maintains errors and omissions coverage or other appropriate liability insurance in an amount set forth in rules adopted by the superintendent. The arrangement shall file with the superintendent a certificate of the insurer or other appropriate evidence of such coverage or insurance.

(C) The third-party administrator maintains an office in this state for the payment, processing, adjustment, and settlement of the claims of the arrangement.

Effective Date: 04-09-1993