(a) To the extent necessary to secure funds for the payment of covered claims and costs of administration, the association may levy annual assessments on members of the association at a rate not to exceed $15.00 per $1,000.00 of security amount established by the department for the respective members. Assessments shall be remitted to and administered by the association as provided in the bylaws. The rate of annual assessments against members of the association may vary by duration of membership so that the cumulative contribution rate of recently admitted members becomes the same as previously admitted members.
(b) If, at any time, the insolvency fund is not sufficient to make the payments or reimbursements then owing, the association may levy a special assessment on members of the association at a rate not to exceed $15.00 per $1,000.00 of security amount established by the department for each member, but such special assessment may not be levied more than once in each calendar year.
(c) No state funds shall be allocated or paid to the association except those funds which may accrue to the association by or through assignments of rights of an insolvent employer. All moneys in the fund shall be held in trust and shall not be money or property of the state or the participants in the association.