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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 13.5. HEALTH CARE BENEFITS PROGRAM [25900 - 25955]

  ( Part 13.5 added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 740, Sec. 3. )

CHAPTER 3. Establishment and Control of Fund [25930 - 25933]
  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 1032, Sec. 4. )

25930.
  

There is in the State Treasury a special trust fund to be known as the Teachers’ Health Benefits Fund. There shall be deposited in the fund the employer contributions required under subdivision (c) of Section 22950, income on investments, other interest income, income from fees and penalties, premiums paid by members, donations, legacies, bequests made to the fund and accepted by the board, and any other amounts provided by this part. Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, the proceeds of the fund are hereby continuously appropriated without regard to fiscal year for purposes of this part. The design and administration of the fund and any program financed from the fund shall comply with Section 115 of Title 26 of the United States Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 803, Sec. 37. Effective January 1, 2002.)

25931.
  

The board shall have exclusive control of the administration of the fund. No transfers or disbursements of any amount from the fund shall be made except upon the authorization of the board for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this part. Except as otherwise limited by the California Constitution and by law, the board may, in its discretion, invest the assets of the fund through the purchase, holding, or sale of any investment, financial instrument, or financial transaction, when the investment, financial instrument, or financial transaction is prudent in the informed opinion of the board.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 1032, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2001.)

25932.
  

Return on investments shall be collected by the State Treasurer and, together with any other moneys received for the fund, shall be immediately deposited to the credit of the fund and reported immediately to the system. Money in whatever form received directly by the system for the fund shall be deposited immediately in the State Treasury to the credit of the fund.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 1032, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2001.)

25933.
  

(a) For purposes of this section, “plan” means any health benefits program that is financed from the proceeds of the fund.

(b) The board shall maintain all data necessary to perform an actuarial investigation of the demographic and economic experience of the plan and for the actuarial valuation of the assets and liabilities of the plan.

(c) The board shall retain the services of an actuary to do all of the following:

(1) Make recommendations to the board for the adoption of actuarial assumptions that, in the aggregate, are reasonably related to the past experience of the plan and reflect the actuary’s informed estimate of future experience.

(2) Make an actuarial investigation of the demographic and economic experience, including the mortality, service, and other experience, of the plan with respect to members or any other persons eligible to receive benefits from the plan.

(3) At least biennially, using actuarial assumptions adopted by the board, perform an actuarial valuation of the plan that identifies the assets and liabilities of the plan, and report the findings to the board. The report of the actuary on the results of the actuarial valuation shall identify and include the components of normal cost and adequate information to determine the effects of changes in actuarial assumptions. Copies of the report on the actuarial valuation shall be transmitted to the Governor and to the Legislature.

(4) Recommend to the board all rates and factors necessary to administer the plan, including, but not limited to, mortality tables and interest rates.

(5) Recommend to the board a strategy for amortizing any unfunded actuarial obligation.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 159, Sec. 61. Effective January 1, 2002.)

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