2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 40A - MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES
Section 40A:10-36 - Joint insurance fund; definitions.

40A:10-36 Joint insurance fund; definitions.

1. a. The governing body of any local unit, including any contracting unit as defined in section 2 of P.L.1971, c.198 (C.40A:11-2), may by resolution agree to join together with any other local unit or units to establish a joint insurance fund for the purpose of insuring against liability, property damage, and workers' compensation as provided in Articles 3 and 4 of chapter 10 of Title 40A of the New Jersey Statutes, insuring against loss or theft of moneys or securities, providing blanket bond coverage of certain county or municipal officers and employees for faithful performance and discharge of their duties as provided under section 1 of P.L.1967, c.283 (C.40A:5-34.1), insuring against 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, providing contributory or non-contributory group health insurance or group term life insurance, or both, to employees or their dependents or both, through self insurance, the purchase of commercial insurance or reinsurance, or any combination thereof, and insuring against any loss from liability associated with sick leave payment for service connected disability as provided by N.J.S.18A:30-2.1, and may appropriate such moneys as are required therefor. 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 more if approved by the Commissioners of Banking and Insurance and Community Affairs. As used in this subsection: (1) "life insurance" means life insurance as defined pursuant to N.J.S.17B:17-3; (2) "health insurance" means health insurance as defined pursuant to N.J.S.17B:17-4 or service benefits as provided by health service corporations, hospital service corporations or medical service corporations authorized to do business in this State; and (3) "dependent" means dependent as defined pursuant to N.J.S.40A:10-16.

b. The governing body of any local unit, including any contracting unit as defined in section 2 of P.L.1971, c.198 (C.40A:11-2), may by resolution agree to join together with any other local unit or units to establish a joint insurance fund for the sole purpose of insuring against bodily injury and property damage claims arising from environmental impairment liability and legal representation therefor to the extent and for coverages approved by the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance.

L.1983,c.372,s.1; amended 1989, c.253, s.1; 1990, c.120; 1993, c.269, s.13; 1995, c.356, s.5;1996, c.4, s.2; 1999, c.434, s.2.

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