§ 27-7.1-9.1. Membership in rating organization.
(a) The director shall appoint one or more advisory organizations licensed in accordance with § 27-9-22 to assist the director in gathering, compiling, and reporting relevant statistical information. Every workers' compensation insurer shall record and report its workers' compensation experience to the advisory organization as set forth in the uniform statistical plans submitted by the advisory organization to the director.
(b) Except for corporations organized under chapter 7.2 of this title, each workers' compensation insurer shall be a member of an advisory organization. Each workers' compensation insurer may adhere to the policy terms filed by the advisory organization.
(c) Every workers' compensation insurer shall adhere to the uniform classification system and uniform experience rating plan as submitted to the director and which is presently in effect. The experience rating plan shall be the exclusive means of providing prospective premium adjustments based upon measurement of the loss-producing characteristics of an individual insured.
(d) Subject to the approval of the director, the advisory organization shall develop and file rules reasonably related to the recording and reporting of data pursuant to the uniform statistical plan, uniform experience rating plan, and the uniform classification system.
(e) The advisory organization shall not adopt any rule that would prohibit or regulate the payment of dividends, savings, or unabsorbed premium deposits allowed or returned by insurers to their policyholders, members, or subscribers. A plan for the payment of dividends, savings, or unabsorbed premium deposits allowed or returned by insurers to their policyholders is not considered a rating plan or system.
(P.L. 1998, ch. 148, § 3.)