Tennessee Code Annotated

Title 56: Insurance

Chapter 5: Rates and Rating Organizations

Part 3: General Provisions

TCA 56-5-306: Filing by commercial risk insurers.

(a)  (1)  Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c), every insurer of commercial risk insurance shall file with the commissioner all rates, supplementary rate information, policy forms and endorsements, not later than fifteen (15) days after the effective date; provided, that the rates, supplementary rate information, policy forms and endorsements need not be filed for inland marine risks that by general custom of the business are not written according to manual rules of rating plans. Upon request of the commissioner, supporting information shall also be filed.

     (2)  The commissioner may, after a hearing providing not less than twenty (20) days' written notice to the insurer, disapprove any policy form or endorsement already in effect if it does not comply with the law or with rules adopted pursuant to this part or if it contains any provision that is unfair, deceptive or misleading. The disapproval order shall specify the reasons for the commissioner's findings and the date, not less than thirty (30) days after issuance of the order, when the disapproval is effective, and it shall thereafter be unlawful for the insurer to use the form or endorsement in this state.

(b)  With respect to workers' compensation insurance, a rate service organization designated by one (1) or more insurers shall develop and file for approval with the commissioner in accordance with this section, a filing on behalf of authorized insurers containing advisory prospective loss costs and supporting actuarial and statistical data for workers' compensation insurance. An advisory prospective loss costs filing shall become effective only when approved pursuant to § 50-6-402.

(c)  Each workers' compensation insurer, or group of insurers under common ownership, shall individually file with the commissioner the multiplier and supporting information not later than fifteen (15) days after the effective date, and at least annually thereafter on March 1. Multipliers shall apply to the most recently approved, currently effective advisory prospective loss cost.

(d)  All multipliers filed pursuant to subsection (c) shall be actuarially justified and shall be certified by a member in good standing of the Casualty Actuarial Society.

History: [Acts 1983, ch. 66, § 7; 1996, ch. 944, § 36; 1997, ch. 533, § 10; 1998, ch. 1024, § 17; 2001, ch. 192, §§ 3, 5, 15.]