AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF WALTHAM TO ESTABLISH A POST EMPLOYMENT HEALT INSURANCE TRUST FUND.
Be it enacted by the Senate and Hose of Representatives in General Court
assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. The mayor and the city council of the city of Waltham may
appropriate funds in order to offset the anticipated cost of premium payments
for or direct payments to retired employees, and the eligible surviving spouse
or dependents of deceased employees. Such amount shall be credited to a special
fund to be known as the Retiree Insurance Liability Fund. Any interest or other
income shall be added to and become part of the fund.
The treasurer of the city shall be the custodian of the fund, and may deposit
the proceeds in national banks or invest the proceeds by deposit in savings
banks, cooperative banks, or trust companies organized under the laws of the
commonwealth or in federal savings and local associations situated in the commonwealth
or invest the same in securities that are legal for the investment of funds
of savings banks under the laws of the commonwealth. The treasurer may employ
any qualified bank, trust company, corporation, firm or person to advise him
on the investment of the fund and may pay for such advice.
Amounts may be appropriated to the fund for these purposes by the mayor and
majority vote of all members of the city council. Amounts may be expended from
the fund only in accordance with an actuarial schedule of payments developed
by the mayor, approved by the actuary in the division of insurance, and designed
to reduce to zero any unfunded liability attributable to the payment of such
premiums or direct payments. This schedule shall be designed to maintain such
premium costs or direct payments as a fixed ratio of the current and predicated
future payroll of the governmental unit or another acceptable actuarial method
is approved by the actuary in the division of insurance. Funds may be used for
the purposes of this fund by appropriation voted by the mayor and the city council.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.