(40 ILCS 5/7-199.1)
(from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 7-199.1)
To administer a joint group accident and health
insurance program in accordance with this Section.
(a) The board may purchase and administer a joint group accident and
health insurance policy as defined in Section 4 of the "Illinois Insurance
Code", approved June 29, 1937, as amended, for the benefit of one or more
classes of employees or retired employees of participating municipalities
and participating instrumentalities, or their spouses or surviving
(b) All participating municipalities and participating instrumentalities
are hereby authorized to participate in any such joint group accident and
health insurance policy established under this Section.
(c) The board may promulgate such rules as may be necessary or
convenient relating to the purchase and administration of any such policy,
and to the conditions and terms of participation therein and withdrawal
therefrom by participating municipalities and participating instrumentalities.
(d) Any monies received by the board relating to its duties under this
Section shall not be deemed contributions to or assets of the fund, and all
such monies shall be held by the board in a separate account.
(e) The board shall submit an annual report of its activities under this
Section to each municipality and instrumentality participating in a policy
administered under this Section.
(f) The group accident and health insurance program established under
this Section is not and shall not be construed to be a pension or retirement
benefit for purposes of Section 5 of Article XIII of the Illinois Constitution
(Source: P.A. 84-812.)