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1. All fees and charges which are required by law to be paid by insurance companies, associations, and other regulated entities shall be payable to the commissioner of the insurance division of the department of commerce or department of revenue, as provided by law, whose duty it shall be to account for and pay over the same to the treasurer of state at the time and in the manner provided by law for deposit in the department of commerce revolving fund created in section 546.12.
2. The commissioner shall account for receipts and disbursements according to the separate inspection and examination duties imposed upon the commissioner by the laws of this state and each separate inspection and examination duty shall be fiscally self-sustaining.
3. Forty percent of the nonexamination revenues payable to the division of insurance or the department of revenue in connection with the regulation of insurance companies or other entities subject to the regulatory jurisdiction of the division shall be deposited in the department of commerce revolving fund created in section 546.12 and shall be subject to annual appropriation to the division for its operations and is also subject to expenditure under subsection 6. The remaining nonexamination revenues payable to the division of insurance or the department of revenue shall be deposited in the general fund of the state.
4. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, the insurance division may expend additional funds if those additional expenditures are actual expenses which exceed the funds budgeted for statutory duties of the division and directly result from the statutory duties of the division. The amounts necessary to fund the excess division expenses shall be collected from additional fees and other moneys collected by the division. The division shall notify in writing the legislative services agency and the department of management when hiring additional personnel. The written notification shall include documentation that any additional expenditure related to such hiring will be totally reimbursed to the general fund, and shall also include the division's justification for hiring such personnel. The division must obtain the approval of the department of management only if the number of additional personnel to be hired exceeds the number of full-time equivalent positions authorized by the general assembly.
5. The insurance division may transfer moneys between budgeted line items of its appropriation, but such transfers may not reduce moneys budgeted for examinations or professional services, including but not limited to actuarial and legal services.
6. a. The insurance division may expend additional funds, including funds for additional personnel if those additional expenditures are actual expenses which exceed the funds budgeted for insurance solvency oversight under the following conditions:
(1) The division may exceed the line item budgets for examinations and professional services, including but not limited to legal and actuarial services, provided that the division funds the increased expenditures through assessments or increased nonexamination revenues payable to the division under subsection 1 or otherwise. The amounts necessary to fund the excess expenses may be collected from those regulated entities or classes of entities which either cause or benefit from the expenditure or encumbrance.
(2) Before the division expends or encumbers an amount in excess of the funds budgeted for line items other than examinations and professional services, the director of the department of management shall approve the expenditure or encumbrance. Before approval is given, the director of the department of management shall determine that the expenses can be paid from nonexamination revenues payable to the division under subsection 1 or otherwise. Upon the approval of the director of the department of management the division may expend and encumber funds for the excess expenses. The amounts necessary to fund the excess expenses may be collected from those regulated entities or classes of entities which either cause or benefit from the expenditure or encumbrance.
b. The annual salaries of the deputy commissioner for supervision and the chief examiner appointed pursuant to section 507.5 shall be expenses of examination of insurance companies and shall be charged to insurance companies examined on a proportionate basis as provided by rule adopted by the commissioner. Insurance companies examined shall pay the proportion of the salaries of the deputy commissioner for supervision and the chief examiner charged to them as part of the costs of examination as provided in section 507.8.
7. The insurance division shall, by January 15 of each year, prepare estimates of projected receipts, refunds, and reimbursements to be generated by the examinations function of the division during the calendar year in which the report is due, and such receipts, refunds, and reimbursements shall be treated in the same manner as repayment receipts, as defined in section 8.2, subsection 8, and shall be available to the division to pay the expenses of the division's examination function.
8. The commissioner may assess the costs of an audit or examination to a health insurance purchasing cooperative, in the same manner as provided for insurance companies under sections 507.7 through 507.9, and may establish by rule reasonable filing fees to fund the cost of regulatory oversight.
9. The commissioner may retain funds collected during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2003, pursuant to any settlement, enforcement action, or other legal action authorized under federal or state law for the purpose of reimbursing costs and expenses of the division.
10. a. The commissioner shall assess the costs of carrying out the insurance division's duties pursuant to section 505.8, subsection 18, section 505.17, subsection 2, and sections 505.18 and 505.19 that are directly attributable to the performance of the division's duties involving specific health insurance carriers licensed to do business in this state. Such expenses shall be charged to and paid by the specific health insurance carrier to whom the expenses are attributable and upon failure or refusal of any such carrier to pay such expenses, the same may be recovered in an action brought in the name of the state. In addition, the commissioner may revoke the certificate of authority of a health insurance carrier licensed to do business in this state that fails to pay such expenses attributable to that carrier.
b. The commissioner shall assess the costs of carrying out the insurance division's duties generally pursuant to section 505.8, subsection 18, section 505.17, subsection 2, and sections 505.18 and 505.19, and for implementation and maintenance of health insurance information for consumers on the insurance division’s internet site, that are not attributable to a specific health insurance carrier, to all health insurance carriers that are licensed to do business in this state on a proportionate basis as provided by rules adopted by the commissioner.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Iowa Code Title XIII. Commerce [Chs. 505-554D] § 505.7. Fees--expenses of division--assessments - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ia/title-xiii-commerce-chs-505-554d/ia-code-sect-505-7/
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