(1) Any two or more local governmental entities may enter into interlocal agreements for the purpose of securing the payment of benefits under chapter 440, or insuring or self-insuring real or personal property of every kind and every interest in such property against loss or damage from any hazard or cause and against any loss consequential to such loss or damage, provided the local government self-insurance fund that is created must:
(a) Have annual normal premiums in excess of $5 million;
(b) Maintain a continuing program of excess insurance coverage and reserve evaluation to protect the financial stability of the fund in an amount and manner determined by a qualified and independent actuary;
(c) Submit annually an audited fiscal year-end financial statement by an independent certified public accountant within 6 months after the end of the fiscal year to the office; and
(d) Have a governing body which is comprised entirely of local elected officials.
(2) A local government self-insurance fund that meets the requirements of this section is not subject to s. 624.4621 and is not required to file any report with the office under s. 440.38(2)(b) which is uniquely required of group self-insurer funds qualified under s. 624.4621. If any of the requirements of this section are not met, the local government self-insurance fund is subject to the requirements of s. 624.4621. (3) Notwithstanding subsection (2), a local government self-insurance fund created under this section after October 1, 2004, shall initially be subject to the requirements of a commercial fund under s. 624.4621 and, for the first 5 years of its existence, shall be subject to all the requirements applied to commercial self-insurance funds or to group self-insurance funds, respectively.
(4)(a) A local government self-insurance fund formed after January 1, 2005, shall, for its first 5 fiscal years, file with the office full and true statements of its financial condition, transactions, and affairs. An annual statement covering the preceding fiscal year shall be filed within 60 days after the end of the fund’s fiscal year, and quarterly statements shall be filed within 45 days after each such date. The office may, for good cause, grant an extension of time for filing an annual or quarterly statement. The statements shall contain information generally included in insurers’ financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted insurance accounting principles and practices and in a form generally used by insurers for financial statements, sworn to by at least two executive officers of the self-insurance fund. The form for financial statements shall be the form currently approved by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners for use by property and casualty insurers.
(b) Each annual statement shall contain a statement of opinion on loss and loss adjustment expense reserves made by a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Workpapers in support of the statement of opinion must be provided to the office upon request.