(a) Two or more political subdivisions may establish a joint insurance fund as provided by this section.
(b) A political subdivision may pay into the fund its proportionate part as due and may contract for the fund, by and through its directors, to make the payments due under this chapter to employees of the political subdivision.
(c) The fund may be operated under the rules and bylaws established by the participating political subdivisions.
(d) A joint insurance fund created under this section may provide to the Texas Department of Insurance loss data in the same manner as an insurance company writing workers’ compensation insurance. The State Board of Insurance shall use the loss data as provided by Subchapter D, Chapter 5, Insurance Code.
(e) Except as provided by Subsection (d), a joint insurance fund created under this section is not considered insurance for purposes of any state statute and is not subject to State Board of Insurance rules.
Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.