The Department of Finance is hereby constituted and designated as the agency through which this chapter shall be administered, and the director of said department is empowered with such authority as may be necessary to carry out its purposes.
The director of said department, with the approval of the Governor, may appoint a risk manager, as administrator of the State Insurance Fund, who is familiar with insurance customs and practices and is otherwise qualified by actual experience in the underwriting of risks and adjustment of losses, to assist the director of said department in carrying out the purpose of this chapter. The said risk manager shall install and keep an accurate system of accounting and statistical records and shall adjust losses, make appraisals of insured properties for insurance purposes, when necessary, and shall handle or supervise the handling of all other details incident to carrying out the provisions of this chapter. The risk manager shall furnish to the Department of Finance each month a statement showing in detail the accumulated income and disbursements during the fiscal year, together with a financial statement showing assets and liabilities of the State Insurance Fund. At the close of each fiscal year the risk manager, shall furnish to the said department an annual statement of the affairs of the State Insurance Fund. The unearned net premium computed on a pro rata basis shall be considered as a liability and carried as a reserve. Said risk manager shall file with the said department a bond in the penal sum of $10,000.00, executed by a surety company authorized to do business in this state, conditioned upon faithful performance of his duties, payable to the State of Alabama.