(a) An insurer's rate level increase or decrease filing falling outside of the limitation provided in AS 21.39.210 (a) is subject to file and use provisions under this section, unless the filing is otherwise exempt from those provisions under another provision in this chapter. A rate filing from a rating organization shall be submitted to the director under the file and use provisions. A rate filing from an insurer operating under a rehabilitation plan, an order of supervision, or an impaired financial condition as determined by the director shall be submitted to the division under the prior approval provisions. The insurer shall submit a filing for a new product or coverage introduction that does not have a rate on file under the file and use provisions.
(b) Each insurer shall file with the director all rates, supplementary rate information, and supporting information at least 30 days before the proposed effective date. The director shall review the filing within 15 days. This period may be extended by the director for an additional period not to exceed 15 days if the director gives written notice within the initial 15-day period to the insurer or rating organization that made the filing that states additional time for the consideration of the filing is required. The waiting period is the 30-day period following the date the director receives the filing.
(c) The filing must include the effective date that may not be before the end of the waiting period. Upon written application by the insurer or rating organization, the director may authorize a filing that the director has reviewed to become effective before the expiration of the waiting period.
(d) A filing shall be considered to meet the requirements of this chapter and to become effective unless disapproved by the director within the waiting period.
(e) The director shall disapprove a filing if the director finds that the filing does not meet the requirements of this title.
(f) If the insurer or rating organization is unable to provide information requested by the director under AS 21.39.040 (d) within 30 days after the director's request, the response period may be extended by the director for an additional 15 days upon written application of the insurer or rating organization within the initial 30-day response period. The director may disapprove the filing for failure to provide the requested information during the response period. The disapproval notice must state a reasonable future date on which the filing is to be considered no longer effective.
(g) A filing and supporting information shall be open to public inspection after the director completes the review of the filing or after the filing becomes effective, whichever is later.
(h) If within the waiting period in (b) of this section, the director finds that a filing does not meet the requirements of this title, the director shall send to the insurer or rating organization that made the filing, written notice of disapproval of the filing specifying in what respects the filing fails to meet the requirements of this title and shall state a reasonable future date on which the filing is to be considered no longer effective.Section: Previous 21.39.090 21.39.100 21.39.110 21.39.120 21.39.130 21.39.140 21.39.150 21.39.155 21.39.160 21.39.170 21.39.175 21.39.180 21.39.210 21.39.220
Last modified: November 15, 2016