Title 27

Chapter 7.1
Workers’ Compensation Insurance

R.I. Gen. Laws § 27-7.1-6.1

§ 27-7.1-6.1. Disapproval of rates.

(a) If within the waiting period or any extension of the waiting period as provided in § 27-7.1-5.1(c) the director finds that a filing does not meet the requirements of this chapter, a written order of disapproval shall be sent to the insurer or advisory organization, specifying in the order the reasons the filing fails to meet the requirements of this chapter and stating that the filing shall not become effective. If a filing is disapproved by the director, the insurer or advisory organization may request a hearing on the disapproval within thirty (30) days of the date of the order of disapproval and the director shall schedule the hearing within thirty (30) days of the receipt of the request. The insurer bears the burden of proving compliance with the standards established by this chapter.

(b) If at any time after a rate has been approved, the director finds that the rate no longer meets the requirements of this chapter, the director may order the discontinuance of use of that rate. The order of discontinuance may be issued after a hearing with at least thirty (30) days prior notice to all insurers affected by the order. The order must be in writing and state the grounds for the order. The order shall also specify when, within a reasonable time after this, the filing will be deemed no longer effective. The order shall not affect any contract or policy made or issued prior to the expiration of the period set forth in the order. The director’s order may include a provision for a premium adjustment for contracts or policies made or issued after the effective date of the order.

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