2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 17B - INSURANCE
Section 17B:32B-10 - Submission of plan of operation.
17B:32B-10 Submission of plan of operation.
10. a. (1) The association shall submit to the commissioner a plan of operation, and any amendments thereto, necessary or suitable to assure the fair, reasonable and equitable administration of the association and the fund. The plan of operation and any amendments thereto shall become effective upon the commissioner's written approval or at the expiration of 30 days after submission if it has not been disapproved.
(2) If the association fails to submit a suitable plan of operation within 90 days following the effective date of this act, or if at any time thereafter the association fails to submit suitable amendments to the plan, the commissioner shall adopt a plan, or amendments as necessary, to implement the provisions of this act. The plan or amendments shall continue in force until modified by the commissioner or superseded by a plan submitted by the association and approved by the commissioner.
b. All member organizations shall comply with the plan of operation.
c. The plan of operation shall, in addition to any other requirements specified in this act:
(1) establish procedures for handling the assets of the association, in accordance with the provisions of this act;
(2) establish the method of reimbursing members of the board of directors under subsection d. of section 7 of this act;
(3) establish regular places and times for meetings, including telephone conference calls, of the board of directors;
(4) establish procedures for keeping records of all financial transactions of the association, its agents and the board of directors;
(5) establish procedures for selecting members of the board of directors and submitting their names to the commissioner;
(6) establish any additional procedures for the imposition of assessments under section 9 of this act; and
(7) contain additional provisions necessary or proper for the execution of the powers and duties of the association.
d. The plan of operation may provide for the delegation of any or all powers and duties of the association, except those set forth in paragraph (3) of subsection e. of section 8 and section 9 of this act, to a corporation, association or other organization which performs or will perform functions similar to those of the association, or its equivalent, in two or more other states. Such a corporation, association or organization shall be reimbursed for any payments made on behalf of the association and shall be paid for its performance of any function of the association. A delegation under this subsection shall take effect only with the approval of both the board of directors and the commissioner, and may be made only to a corporation, association or organization which extends protection not substantially less favorable or effective than that provided by this act.
e. The plan of operation shall provide for the orderly cessation of activity by the association upon the exhaustion of moneys in the New Jersey Insolvent Health Maintenance Organization Assistance Fund created in section 6 of this act, or upon the completion of the payment of eligible claims by the association pursuant to this act, whichever is earlier. Any moneys remaining in the fund upon the cessation of activity by the association shall be distributed to the State and to member organizations in proportion to their contributions to the fund pursuant to sections 6 and 9 of this act.
f. Moneys that are available or become available from the insolvent organization shall be used to make pro rata refunds to member organizations and the State, as appropriate, for the contractual obligations of the insolvent organizations paid by the association pursuant to this act, in accordance with and subject to the provisions of the "Life and Health Insurers Rehabilitation and Liquidation Act," P.L.1992, c.65 (C.17B:32-31 et seq.).