2018 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 10 - Public Officers and Employees
Article 7B - Group Benefits
Section 10-7B-2 - Definitions.
As used in the Group Benefits Act:
A. "committee" means the group benefits committee;
B. "director" means the director of the risk management division of the general services department;
C. "employee" means a salaried officer, employee or legislator of the state; a salaried officer or an employee of a local public body; or an elected or appointed supervisor of a soil and water conservation district;
D. "local public body" means any New Mexico incorporated municipality, county or school district;
E. "professional claims administrator" means any person or legal entity that has at least five years of experience handling group benefits claims, as well as such other qualifications as the director may determine from time to time with the committee's advice;
F. "small employer" means a person having for-profit or nonprofit status that employs an average of fifty or fewer persons over a twelve-month period; and
G. "state" or "state agency" means the state of New Mexico or any of its branches, agencies, departments, boards, instrumentalities or institutions.
History: Laws 1989, ch. 231, § 2; 2003, ch. 412, § 2; 2005, ch. 301, § 2; 2005, ch. 305, § 2; 2006, ch. 88, § 1.
The 2006 amendment, effective July 1, 2006, in Subsection C, defined "employee" to include an elected or appointed supervisor of a soil and water conservation district.
The 2005 amendment, effective July 1, 2005, added Subsection F to define "small employer".
The 2003 amendment, effective July 1, 2003, in Subsection C, substituted "employee or legislator" for "or employee" following "salaried officer", inserted "a salaried officer or employee of" following "state or", and deleted "or both, as the context requires" at the end.