2009 New Jersey Code
TITLE 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
34:15-120.15 - Definitions
1. As used in this act:
"Association" means the New Jersey Self-Insurers Guaranty Association created in subsection a. of section 2 of this act.
"Board of directors" or "board" means the board of directors of the association established under section 3 of this act.
"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Insurance.
"Department" means the Department of Insurance.
"Fund" means the Insolvency Fund created pursuant to section 5 of this act.
"Injured worker" or "employee" means an employee of an employer or a dependent of the employee to whom the employer is obligated to pay compensation pursuant to chapter 15 of Title 34 of the Revised Statutes.
"Insolvent member" means a member employer: (1) (a) which files for relief in bankruptcy under Title 11 of the United States Code, 11 U.S.C. s.101 et seq.; (b) against which involuntary bankruptcy proceedings are filed under that title; or (c) for which a receiver has been appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction; and (2) which is determined to be insolvent by the board as provided in its plan of operation, based upon the member employer's ability to pay compensation pursuant to R.S.34:15-77.
"Member employer" or "member" means a self-insurer which is a member of the association.
"Self-insurer" means an employer, other than a governmental entity, which self-insures for the purposes of workers' compensation as permitted by R.S.34:15-77.
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