§23-4B-9. Closure of Coal-Workers' Pneumoconiosis Fund and
coverage provided by the successor of the
Upon the termination of the commission, the Coal-Workers'
Pneumoconiosis Fund shall close and the company shall offer
insurance to provide for the benefits required by this article
until at least the thirty-first day of December, two thousand
eight. All claims payment obligations, including indemnity
benefits, medical benefits, administrative and all other expenses
necessary for the administration and defense of claims, where the
date of last exposure is on or before the thirty-first day of
December, two thousand five, without regard to the date the claim
is filed, shall be an obligation of the Coal-Workers'
Pneumonoconiosis Fund created in this article and not of the