2006 Utah Code - 31A-33-103.5 — Powers of Fund -- Limitations.

     31A-33-103.5.   Powers of Fund -- Limitations.
     (1) The fund may form or acquire subsidiaries or enter into a joint enterprise:
     (a) in accordance with Section 31A-33-107; and
      (b) except as limited by this section and applicable insurance rules and statutes.
     (2) Subject to applicable insurance rules and statutes, the fund may only offer:
     (a) workers' compensation insurance in Utah;
     (b) workers' compensation insurance in a state other than Utah to the extent necessary to:
     (i) accomplish its purpose under Subsection 31A-33-102(1)(b); and
     (ii) provide workers' compensation or occupational disease insurance coverage to Utah employers and their employees engaged in interstate commerce; and
     (c) workers' compensation products and services in Utah or other states.
     (3) Subject to applicable insurance rules and statutes, a subsidiary of the fund may:
     (a) offer workers' compensation insurance coverage only:
     (i) in a state other than Utah; and
     (ii) (A) to insure the following against liability for compensation based on job-related accidental injuries and occupational diseases:
     (I) an employer, as defined in Section 34A-2-103, that has a majority of its employees, as defined in Section 34A-2-104, hired or regularly employed in Utah;
     (II) an employer, as defined in Section 34A-2-103, whose principal administrative office is located in Utah;
     (III) a subsidiary or affiliate of an employer described in Subsection (3)(a)(ii)(A)(I) or (II); or
     (IV) an employer, as defined in Section 34A-2-103, whose purchase of insurance arises solely out of the purchase of workers' compensation products and services from the fund or a fund subsidiary; or
     (B) for a state fund organization that is not an admitted insurer in the other state:
     (I) on a fee for service basis; and
     (II) without bearing any insurance risk; and
     (b) offer workers' compensation products and services in Utah and other states.
     (4) The fund shall write workers' compensation insurance in accordance with Section 31A-22-1001.
     (5) (a) The fund may enter into a joint enterprise that offers workers' compensation insurance and other coverage only in the state, provided:
     (i) the joint enterprise offers only property or liability insurance in addition to workers' compensation insurance;
     (ii) the fund may not bear any insurance risk associated with the insurance coverage other than risk associated with workers' compensation insurance; and
     (iii) the offer of other insurance shall be part of an insurance program that includes workers' compensation insurance coverage that is provided by the fund.
     (b) The fund or a subsidiary of the fund may not offer, or enter into a joint enterprise that offers, or otherwise participate in the offering of accident and health insurance.

Amended by Chapter 116, 2001 General Session
Amended by Chapter 33, 2001 General Session

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