(a)        The Plan shall have an Executive Administrator and a Deputy Executive Administrator. The Executive Administrator and the Deputy Executive Administrator positions are exempt from the provisions of Chapter 126 of the General Statutes as provided in G.S. 126-5(c1).

Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes 135-48.23

  • Board of Trustees: shall mean the Board provided for in G. See North Carolina General Statutes 135-1
  • Claims Processor: One or more administrators, third-party administrators, or other parties contracting with the Plan to administer Plan benefits. See North Carolina General Statutes 135-48.1
  • Comprehensive health benefit plan: Health care coverage that consists of inpatient and outpatient hospital and medical benefits, as well as other outpatient medical services, prescription drugs, medical supplies, and equipment that are generally available in the health insurance market. See North Carolina General Statutes 135-48.1
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Plan: includes all comprehensive health benefit plans offered under the Plan. See North Carolina General Statutes 135-48.1
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories, so called; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the said district and territories and all dependencies. See North Carolina General Statutes 15A-941

(b)        The Executive Administrator shall be appointed by the State Treasurer. The term of employment and salary of the Executive Administrator shall be set by the State Treasurer. The Executive Administrator may be removed from office by the State Treasurer, and any vacancy in the office of Executive Administrator may be filled by the State Treasurer.

(c)        The State Treasurer shall appoint the Deputy Executive Administrator. The term of employment and salary of the Deputy Executive Administrator shall be set by the State Treasurer. The Deputy Executive Administrator may be removed from office by the State Treasurer. Any vacancy in the office of the Deputy Executive Administrator may be filled by the State Treasurer.

(c1)      The State Treasurer may employ such clerical and professional staff, and such other assistance as may be necessary to assist the Executive Administrator, the Board of Trustees, and the State Treasurer in carrying out their duties and responsibilities under this Article. The State Treasurer may designate any managerial, professional, or policy-making positions as exempt from the North Carolina Human Resources Act. All exempt employees shall serve at the pleasure of the State Treasurer, and any vacancies in these positions may be filled by the State Treasurer. Salaries of exempt employees shall be set by the State Treasurer.

(c2)      The Executive Administrator may also negotiate, renegotiate and execute contracts with third parties in the performance of the Executive Administrator’s duties and responsibilities under this Article; provided any contract negotiations, renegotiations and execution with a Claims Processor, with an optional alternative comprehensive health benefit plan, or program thereunder, authorized under G.S. 135-48.2, with a preferred provider of institutional or professional hospital and medical care, or with a pharmacy benefit manager shall be done only with the consent of the State Treasurer.

(d)       The Executive Administrator shall quarterly make reports and recommendations on the Plan to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. ?(1985, c. 732, s. 10; 1985 (Reg. Sess., 1986), c. 1020, s. 20; 1987, c. 857, s. 5; 1991, c. 427, s. 2; 2000-141, s. 2; 2001-446, s. 6; 2004-124, s. 31.27(a); 2005-276, ss. 29.33(c), 29.34(a); 2007-323, s. 28.22A(l); 2008-168, ss. 1(a), 2(a), (h), 2.2; 2011-85, ss. 2.1(a), 2.5(c), 2.10; 2013-382, s. 9.1(c); 2017-57, s. 35.22.)