(a) All disbursements from the Workers' Compensation Fund and the other funds created pursuant to this chapter including the advance deposits by employers where there has been no activity for a period of five years, are presumed abandoned and subject to the custody of the state as unclaimed property under the provisions of article eight, chapter thirty-six of this code. The funds shall be kept in a separate account by the State Treasurer, apart from other unclaimed property funds. Ninety days after the State Treasurer has advertised the accounts and paid any claims, he or she shall remit the balance of those funds held in the account to the credit of the Workers' Compensation Fund or to other affected funds. Such property shall become the property of, and owned exclusively by, the Workers' Compensation Fund. Effective upon termination of the Commission, said funds otherwise meeting the requirements of this section shall be deposited into the old fund as set forth in article two-c of this chapter.
(b) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, all interest and other earnings accruing to the investments and deposits of the Workers' Compensation Fund and of the other funds created pursuant to this chapter are credited only to the account of the Workers' Compensation Fund or to such other affected fund.