(a) If the commissioner determines that the payment of benefits and claims administration shall be made through the guaranty fund, the guaranty fund assumes the workers’ compensation obligations on behalf of the insolvent group and shall begin the payment of the obligations for which it is liable not later than the 30th day after the date of notification by the commissioner.
(b) The guaranty fund shall make payments to claimants whose entitlement to benefits can be ascertained by the guaranty fund.
(c) Notwithstanding Subsection (a), the guaranty fund is not liable for the payment of any penalties assessed for any act or omission on the part of any person other than the guaranty fund.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1055 (H.B. 1353), § 1, eff. September 1, 2005.