TITLE 28
Labor and Labor Relations

CHAPTER 28-37
Workers' Compensation Administrative Fund

SECTION 28-37-14


§ 28-37-14 Computation of gross premiums.

(a) Gross premiums shall include all premiums, premium deposits, and assessments on all policies, certificates, and renewals written during the preceding calendar year, covering workers' compensation risks within the state or subject to the jurisdiction of this state, and on all policies subsequently cancelled and reinsurance assumed, whether those premiums, premium deposits, and assessments are in the form of money, notes, credits, or other substitutes for money, after deducting from these gross premiums the amount of return premiums on those contracts covering workers' compensation risks within this state or subject to the jurisdiction of this state and the amount of premiums for reinsurance assumed of those risks. Mutual companies and companies which transact business on the mutual plan shall also be allowed to deduct from premiums, premium deposits, and assessments, the so-called dividends or unused or unabsorbed portion of the premiums, premium deposits, and assessments applied in part payment of premiums, premium deposits, and assessments or returned to policyholders in cash or credited to policyholders during the preceding calendar year.

(b) Except as specifically set forth in § 28-33-4, in the case of a policy which contains deductible claim payment provisions either on the basis of per claim and/or claims in the aggregate, the gross premium shall be based on the premium the employer would have had to pay to obtain the policy without such deductible provisions and without the application of any deductible premium credit.

(c) Gross premiums shall be reported annually to the department of business regulation and to the director of labor and training pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.

(d) Regulation and enforcement of subsections (b) and (c) of this section shall be vested in the director of labor and training. The director of labor and training is empowered to bring an action in any court of competent jurisdiction to give effect to the provisions of subsections (a) – (c) of this section.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1938, ch. 300, art. 2-A, § 10; P.L. 1943, ch. 1363, § 1; P.L. 1954, ch. 3297, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-37-14; P.L. 1995, ch. 44, § 4.)