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Michigan Compiled Laws, Chapter 500. Insurance Code of 1956 § 500.2420

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Sec. 2420.  (1) Any person or organization aggrieved with respect to any filing that is in effect may apply in writing to the commissioner for a hearing on the filing.  The application shall specify the grounds to be relied upon by the applicant.  If the commissioner finds that the application is made in good faith, that the applicant would be so aggrieved if his or her grounds are established, and that the grounds otherwise justify holding a hearing, the commissioner shall, within 30 days after receipt of the application, hold a hearing upon not less than 10 days' written notice to the applicant and to every insurer and rating organization that made the filing.

(2) If, after a hearing under subsection (1), the commissioner finds that the filing does not meet the requirements of this chapter, the commissioner shall issue an order specifying in what respects he or she finds that the filing fails to meet the requirements of this chapter, and stating when, within a reasonable period thereafter, the filing shall be considered no longer effective.  Copies of the order shall be sent to the applicant and to every insurer and rating organization.  The order shall not affect any contract or policy made or issued prior to the expiration of the period set forth in the order.

(3) Upon receipt of a rate or rating system filing by an insurer providing worker's compensation insurance that is controlled by a nonprofit health care corporation formed pursuant to the nonprofit health care corporation act, Act No. 350 of the Public Acts of 1980, being sections 550.1101 to 550.1704 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, the commissioner shall immediately notify each person of the filing who has requested in writing notice of the filing within the 2 years immediately preceding the filing.  Notice to the person shall identify the location, time, and place where a copy of the filing will be open to public inspection and copying.  The filing shall become effective on the filing's proposed effective date unless stayed or disapproved by the commissioner.  An aggrieved person, which shall include any insurer transacting worker's compensation insurance in this state and any person acting on behalf of 1 or more such insurers, who claims a rate in the filing is inadequate is entitled to a contested case hearing pursuant to the administrative procedures act of 1969, Act No. 306 of the Public Acts of 1969, being sections 24.201 to 24.328 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.  The request for this hearing shall be filed with the commissioner within 30 days of the date of the filing alleged to contain inadequate rates and shall state the grounds upon which a rate contained in the filing is alleged to be inadequate.  The notice of hearing shall be served upon the insurer and shall state the time and place of the hearing and the grounds upon which the rate is alleged to be inadequate.  Unless mutually agreed upon by the commissioner, the insurer, and the aggrieved person, the hearing shall occur not less than 15 days or more than 30 days after notice is served.  Within 10 days of receipt of the request for hearing, the commissioner shall issue an order staying the use of any rate alleged to be inadequate and with respect to which, on the basis of affidavits and pleadings submitted by the aggrieved person and the insurer, it appears likely that the aggrieved person will prevail in the hearing.  The nonprevailing party shall have the right to an interlocutory appeal to circuit court of the commissioner's decision granting or denying the stay, and the court shall review de novo the commissioner's decision.

(4) An insurer or rating organization shall not use this section to obtain a hearing with the commissioner on the insurer's or rating organization's own filing.

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