2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:18B-2 - Insurance authorized.

18A:18B-2 Insurance authorized.

2. Insurance authorized. Any board of education is authorized to insure, contract or provide for any insurable interest of the district or board in the manner authorized by section 3 of P.L.1983, c.108 (C.18A:18B-3), for the following:

a. Any loss or damage to its property, real or personal, motor vehicles, equipment or apparatus;

b. Any loss or damage from liability resulting from the use or operation of motor vehicles, equipment or apparatus owned or controlled by it;

c. Any loss or damage from liability for its own acts or omissions and for acts or omissions of its officers, employees or servants arising out of and in the course of the performance of their duties, including, but not limited to, any liability established by the "New Jersey Tort Claims Act," N.J.S.59:1-1 et seq., or by any federal or other law;

d. Loss or damage from liability as established by Chapter 15 of Title 34 of the Revised Statutes, Labor and Workers' Compensation (R.S.34:15-1 et seq.);

e. Expenses of defending any claim against the board, district, officer, employee or servant arising out of and in the course of the performance of their duties, whether or not liability exists on the claim;

f. Benefits pursuant to contributory or non-contributory group health insurance or group term life insurance, or both, for employees or their dependents, or both, through self insurance, the purchase of commercial insurance or reinsurance, or any combination thereof. The maximum risk to be retained for group term life insurance by a joint insurance fund on a self insured basis shall not exceed a face amount of $5,000 per covered employee or dependent or such greater amount as approved by the Commissioners of Banking and Insurance and Education. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the board or joint insurance fund shall be subject to the surcharge levied pursuant to section 3 of P.L.1993, c.8 (C.52:14-17.38c) for claims paid within the retained amount. For any claims paid in excess of the retained amount, the surcharge shall be paid by the entity insuring the excess amount;

g. Loss from liability associated with sick leave payment for service connected disability as provided by N.J.S.18A:30-2.1;

h. Any loss or damage from liability resulting from loss or theft of money or securities;

i. Blanket bond coverage for certain school board officers, employees, and volunteer organizations serving a school board for faithful performance and discharge of their duties;

j. Bodily injury and property damage claims arising from environmental impairment liability and legal representation therefor to the extent that such coverages, as approved by the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance, are provided by the purchase of insurance and no risk is retained by the fund; and

k. Student accident coverage to the extent approved by the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance.

As used in this section:

(1) "life insurance" means life insurance as defined in N.J.S.17B:17-3;

(2) "health insurance" means health insurance as defined in N.J.S.17B:17-4 or benefits provided by hospital service corporations, medical service corporations or health service corporations authorized to do business in this State; and

(3) "dependents" means dependents as defined pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1979, c.391 (C.18A:16-12).

L.1983,c.108,s.2; amended 1995, c.74, s.1; 1999, c.435.

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