Alaska Statutes.
Title 21. Insurance
Chapter 85. Regulation of Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements
Section 500. Definitions.
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AS 21.85.500. Definitions.

In this chapter,

(1) "allowable benefit" means a benefit for medical care;

(2) "bona fide association" has the meaning given in AS 21.54.500 ;

(3) "claims liability" means the total of all incurred and unpaid claims for allowable benefits under a self-funded multiple employer welfare arrangement that are not reimbursed or reimbursable by stop-loss insurance, subrogation, or other sources;

(4) "health benefit plan" has the meaning given in AS 21.54.500 ;

(5) "multiple employer welfare arrangement" has the meaning given in 29 U.S.C. 1002; "multiple employer welfare arrangement" does not include a group that the director designates under AS 21.54.060 (5) as subject to issuance of a group health insurance policy;

(6) "qualified actuary" means an individual who

(A) is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Actuaries;

(B) meets the qualification standards of the American Academy of Actuaries to sign statements of actuarial opinion;

(C) is familiar with the valuation requirements under AS 21.18; and

(D) has not been disqualified by the director, after notice and hearing under AS 21.06.180 , for

(i) a violation of this title or other law pertinent to the duties or responsibilities of a qualified actuary;

(ii) conviction of a fraudulent act;

(iii) conduct considered by the director to reflect incompetence or untrustworthiness;

(iv) resignation or removal as an actuary with a company or a consulting firm within the past five years due to acts or omissions indicated in a report of examination or due to failure to adhere to generally accepted actuarial standards; or

(v) failure to notify the director of an action taken against the actuary by an insurance regulator of another state for grounds that are substantially the same as a provision under this paragraph;

(7) "reserves" means the excess of assets of a self-funded multiple employer welfare arrangement minus the liabilities of the arrangement;

(8) "self-funded multiple employer welfare arrangement" or "arrangement" means a multiple employer welfare arrangement that does not provide for payment of benefits under the arrangement solely through a policy of insurance issued by one or more authorized insurance companies.

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