Participation in the Trust is generally open to any city that’s a member of the 明尼苏达城市联盟. Certain other types of political subdivisions can also join the League and become eligible for Trust coverage. Several other types of city-related entities are also eligible for LMCIT coverage.
A joint powers entity is created by an agreement or contract among two or more political subdivisions. A joint powers entity is eligible for coverage if at least one of its constituent political subdivisions is a League member. A joint powers entity does not itself have to become a League member.
A special purpose political subdivision is created either directly by statute or by following a procedure specified in the statutes. It is eligible for coverage, but it must first become a 联盟会员.
The Trust can provide coverage for independent city boards, commissions, and authorities. These can be covered either under their city’s coverage (assuming their city’s already a Trust member) or by issuing separate coverage. If the board or commission’s city is a League member, it doesn’t also need to become a League member in order get coverage from the Trust.
The Trust can provide coverage to a private corporation only under limited circumstances:
- The corporation must be a nonprofit corporation.
- It must qualify as an instrumentality of a member city (an instrumentality is defined as an entity that has the authority to serve a city purpose, and its articles of incorporation or bylaws give the city a reasonable degree of control over the entity’s activities).
If the nonprofit corporation qualifies as a city instrumentality, the Trust can provide coverage either by adding the corporation to the city’s coverage or by issuing separate coverage to the corporation. 如果后者是首选, the city must request the Trust provide coverage, and the city must agree to be secondarily responsible for any premiums or deductible reimbursements the corporation may owe to the Trust.
如果公司所在城市是共青团成员, the corporation doesn’t also need to become a member to get coverage from the Trust.
There are other entities that can qualify as instrumentalities of cities, 以及信托可以提供保险的对象. Examples include housing and redevelopment authorities, 经济发展部门, 和公用事业委员会. If the instrumentality’s city is a League member, the instrumentality doesn’t also need to become a member to get coverage from the Trust.
公职人员协会 are typically organized as nonprofit corporations. This type of association may be eligible to participate in the Trust if:
- The association’s articles of incorporation or bylaws clearly identify a valid municipally related purpose for the entity’s existence.
- The membership group consists predominantly of city officials.
- A majority of the governing board’s members are city officials.
An association that qualifies does not need to become a League member if it is affiliated with a League member city.
The Trust does not have the legal authority to accept a Native American tribe as a member because tribes are sovereign nations and not political subdivisions of the state.
Any township is eligible to participate in the Trust’s workers’ compensation program, 但不是它的财产/伤亡项目. 是合格的, the township must pay an annual access charge to the League, which equals 75 percent of the League’s standard dues for a city of the same population. This entitles the township to participate in the workers’ compensation program, but the township does not receive any other League or Trust services.
An urban town is eligible to participate in any Trust coverage program if the town is a League member. League dues for an urban town are figured on the same sliding population-based schedule used for cities.
The Trust can provide coverage for a transit operation that is:
- 由联合权力委员会管理, provided that at least one member of the joint powers board is a League member.
- Run by a special purpose political subdivision or district, 前提是该地区是共青团的成员.
- 由一家非盈利公司经营, provided the corporation is an instrumentality of a League member city, the city requests the Trust to provide coverage, and the city agrees to be secondarily responsible for any premiums or deductible reimbursements the corporation may owe to the Trust.
LMCIT can’t provide coverage for transit operations that are run solely by a county or by a for-profit corporation.