Title 27

Chapter 7.1
Workers’ Compensation Insurance

R.I. Gen. Laws § 27-7.1-10.1

§ 27-7.1-10.1. Procedural rules — Rate administration — Consultation with other states.

(a) Subject to the applicable requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act, chapter 35 of title 42, the director may adopt rules and regulations for:

(1) The administration of this chapter, including, but not limited to, procedures governing submission of petitions for intervenor status, prefiling of testimony and exhibits, information requests, subpoenas, prehearing conferences, and the conduct of hearings;

(2) Use by insurers to record and report to the director their rates;

(3) Use by insurers in the recording and reporting of loss and expense experience, in order that the experience of all insurers may be made available at least annually in the form and detail necessary to aid in determining whether rating systems comply with the standards set forth in § 27-7.1-4. The director may designate an advisory organization or other entity to assist in gathering that experience and making compilations of it, and the compilations shall be public records;

(4) The interchange of data necessary for the application of rating plans;

(b) In order to further the administration of this chapter, the director and every insurer and advisory organization may exchange information and experience data with insurance supervisor officials, insurers, and advisory organizations in other states and may consult with them with respect to the application of rating systems.

(c) Cooperation among advisory organizations or among advisory organizations and insurers in ratemaking or in other matters within the scope of this chapter is authorized, but the filings resulting from that cooperation are subject to all the provisions of this chapter. The director may review these cooperative activities and practices and if, after a hearing, any activity or practice is found to violate the provisions of this chapter, a written order may be issued specifying that the activity or practice violates the provisions of this chapter and requiring the discontinuance of the activity.

History of Section.
P.L. 1998, ch. 148, § 3.