Casualty Insurance Rating

SECTION 27-9-27

§ 27-9-27. Appeals from action of rating organization on changes in filings.

(a) Any member of or subscriber to a rating organization may appeal to the commissioner from the action or decision of the rating organization in the promulgation of rates or with regard to any proposed change in or addition to the filings of the rating organization, and the commissioner shall after a hearing held upon not less than ten (10) days written notice to the appellant and to the rating organization issue an order approving or disapproving the action or decision of the rating organization. Provided, that if the appeal is from the action of the rating organization with regard to a rate on a proposed change in or addition to its filings, the commissioner shall approve the rate applied by the rating organization or the rate suggested by the appellant if either rate is in accordance with this chapter.

(b) If the appeal is based upon the failure of the rating organization to make a filing on behalf of any member or subscriber which is based on a system of expense provisions which differs in accordance with the right granted in § 27-9-4(a)(2) from the system of expense provisions included in a filing made by the rating organization, the commissioner shall, if he or she grants the appeal, order the rating organization to make the requested filing for use by the appellant. In deciding the appeal, the commissioner shall apply the standards set forth in §§ 27-9-4 – 27-9-6.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1948, ch. 2089, § 7; G.L. 1956, § 27-9-27.)