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(18 Del.C. §§311 and 2610 and 29 Del.C. Ch. 101)
The purpose of this regulation is to implement the provisions of 18 Del.C. §§2610 (e), (f), and (g) (enacted June 27, 2013, by HB 175) regarding the Ratepayer Advocate who shall represent the interests of Delaware workers compensation insurance rate-payers in connection with the filing of an application by an advisory organization with the Commissioner relating to rates or prospective loss costs. The Delaware Code authority is 18 Del.C. §311 and §2610 and 29 Del.C. Ch. 101.
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This regulation is adopted and promulgated in accordance with 18 Del.C. §311 and §2610 and promulgated under 29 Del.C. Ch. 101.
Advisory Organization means the advisory organization designated by the Department pursuant to 18 Del.C. §2607.
Attorney General means the Attorney General of this State, or the Attorney General’s designee.
Commissioner means the Insurance Commissioner of this State, or the Commissioner’s designee.
Department means the Insurance Department of this State.
Ratepayer Advocate means a member of the Delaware bar appointed pursuant to 18 Del.C. §2610(e) and this regulation.
The purpose of this regulation is to implement the provisions of 18 Del.C. §§2610 (e), (f), and (g) regarding the Ratepayer Advocate who shall represent the interests of Delaware workers compensation rate-payers in connection with the filing of any application by the Advisory Organization with the Commissioner relating to rates or prospective loss costs.
6.6 Pursuant to HB 175, Section 8 (enacted June 27, 2013) (the “Act”), the Advisory Organization “shall, within 90 days after June 27, 2013 [i.e.no later than September 25, 2013], file for approval by the Commissioner prospective loss costs that shall explicitly and individually account for the impact of any statutory changes in this Act or Senate Bill 238 of the 146th General Assembly, as well as any regulatory changes proposed by the Health Care Advisory Panel within 60 days of the enactment of this Act. Any order issued by the Department of Insurance relating to said filing shall explicitly account for all statutory changes and regulatory proposals that are enumerated by the advisory organization in the filing required by this Section.” In furtherance of this directive, and to assist the Commissioner in formulating the findings required by the Act, any report prepared by an actuary retained by the Department of Insurance or the Ratepayer Advocate “shall explicitly account for all statutory changes and regulatory proposals that are enumerated by the advisory organization in the filing required by this Section.”
This Regulation shall become effective 10 days after being published as a final regulation.
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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