RS 11:1578     

§1578.  Contributions

Contributions may not be accumulated under this excess benefit plan to pay future retirement benefits.  Instead, each payment of contributions by the employer that would otherwise be made to the pension plan shall be reduced by the amount determined by the board of trustees as necessary to meet the requirements for retirement benefits under this excess benefit plan until the next payment of contributions is expected to be made to the pension plan by the employer.  The employer shall then pay to this excess benefit plan, out of the contributions that would otherwise have been made to the pension plan, no later than the fourteenth day before the date of each distribution of monthly retirement benefits is required to be made from this excess benefit plan, the amount necessary to satisfy the obligation to pay monthly retirement benefits under this excess benefit plan.  The board of trustees shall satisfy the obligation of this excess benefit plan to pay retirement benefits out of the employer contributions so transferred.  The employer contributions otherwise required to the pension plan system pursuant to R.S. 11:1531 and any other qualified plan shall be divided into those contributions required to pay retirement benefits pursuant to this Part and those contributions paid into and accumulated to pay the maximum benefits required under the qualified plans.  Employer contributions made to provide retirement benefits pursuant to this Part may not be commingled with the monies of the pension plan or any other qualified plan, nor may this plan ever receive any transfer of assets from the pension plan.

Acts 1999, No. 34, §1.