§ 27-66-7.1. Certain financial incentives prohibited.
It being generally contrary to the public interest to lose local control of a nonprofit health insurer providing the majority of private health insurance coverage within the state, and such payments as are herein forbidden providing inducements to do so for personal gain, no officer, director or senior management employee of a nonprofit hospital and/or medical service corporation or of any subsidiary of such corporation shall solicit, accept, receive or maintain claim of right to any financial incentive, including any pecuniary reward, based in whole or in part on the contingency of, or as a result of, the completion of a conversion. For purposes of this section, "pecuniary award" includes, but is not limited to, bonuses, cash payouts, deferred payments, stock options and enhanced retirement packages. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to prohibit the employment of such an officer, director or employee by a successor corporation or entity following the completion of a conversion, nor to prohibit reasonable severance payments where no conversion is involved.
(P.L. 2004, ch. 330, § 3; P.L. 2004, ch. 567, § 3.)