The Injured Workers' Insurance Fund insures those employers who are unable or choose not to obtain insurance from private companies, and who are not self-insurers. The Fund also acts as claims administrator for all State employees for Workers' Compensation Insurance.
As required by the Workers' Compensation Law, employers carry insurance through the Fund to pay claims arising from accidents and injuries to their employees. All expenses of the Fund are paid out of income from premiums paid and interest on Fund investments. The State Treasury is prepaid for operating expenses of the Fund.
The Board for the Injured Workers' Insurance Fund consists of seven members. They are appointed to five-year terms by the Governor with Senate advice and consent (Code Labor and Employment Article, secs. 10-101 through 10-141).
July 18, 2000
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