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Title XXIV BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Chapter 376

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  376.970.  Administering insurer to serve for three years subject to removal for cause — duties — reports — bidding process. — 1.  The administering insurer shall serve for a period of three years subject to removal for cause.  At least one year prior to the expiration of each three-year period of service by an administering insurer, the board shall invite all insurers, including the current administering insurer, to submit bids to serve as the administering insurer for the succeeding three-year period.  Selection of the administering insurer for the succeeding period shall be made at least six months prior to the end of the current three-year period.

  2.  The administering insurer shall:

  (1)  Perform all eligibility and administrative claim-payment functions relating to the pool;

  (2)  Establish a premium billing procedure for collection of premium from insured persons.  Billings shall be made on a period basis as determined by the board;

  (3)  Perform all necessary functions to assure timely payment of benefits to covered persons under the pool including:

  (a)  Making available information relating to the proper manner of submitting a claim for benefits to the pool and distributing forms upon which submission shall be made;

  (b)  Evaluating the eligibility of each claim for payment by the pool;

  (4)  Submit regular reports to the board regarding the operation of the pool.  The frequency, content and form of the report shall be determined by the board;

  (5)  Following the close of each calendar year, determine net written and earned premiums, the expense of administration, and the paid and incurred losses for the year and report this information to the board and the department on a form prescribed by the director;

  (6)  Be paid as provided in the plan of operation for its expenses incurred in the performance of its services.

  3.  On or before September 1, 2013, the board shall invite all insurers and third-party administrators, including the current administering insurer, to submit bids to serve as the administering insurer or third-party administrator for the pool.  Selection of the administering insurer or third-party administrator shall be made prior to January 1, 2014.

  4.  Beginning January 1, 2014, the administering insurer or third-party administrator shall:

  (1)  Submit to the board and director a detailed plan outlining the winding down of operations of the pool.  The plan shall be submitted no later than January 31, 2014, and shall be updated quarterly thereafter;

  (2)  Perform all administrative claim-payment functions relating to the pool;

  (3)  Perform all necessary functions to assure timely payment of benefits to covered persons under the pool including:

  (a)  Making available information relating to the proper manner of submitting a claim for benefits to the pool and distributing forms upon which submission shall be made;

  (b)  Evaluating the eligibility of each claim for payment by the pool;

  (4)  Submit regular reports to the board regarding the operation of the pool.  The frequency, content and form of the report shall be determined by the board;

  (5)  Following the close of each calendar year, determine the expense of administration, and the paid and incurred losses for the year, and report such information to the board and department on a form prescribed by the director;

  (6)  Be paid as provided in the plan of operation for its expenses incurred in the performance of its services.

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(L. 1990 H.B. 998 § 4 subsecs. 2, 3, A.L. 2013 S.B. 262)


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