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(1) If the commissioner finds that any person or organization has violated any provision of this chapter, the commissioner may impose a penalty in accordance with Section 83-5-85. Technical violations arising from systems or computer errors of the same type shall be treated as a single violation. In the event of an overcharge, if the insurer makes restitution, including payment of interest, no penalty shall be imposed.
(2) The commissioner, within his discretion, is authorized to abate such part of the foregoing penalty as the facts of the particular case warrant and to bring suit for such lesser amount as may be determined, or to accept such lesser amount in settlement of the state's claim for penalties.
(3) The commissioner may suspend the license of any rate service organization or insurer for failure to comply with an order of the commissioner within the time limit set forth in the order, or any extension thereof which the commissioner may grant. The commissioner may determine when a suspension of license shall become effective and it shall remain in effect for the stated period unless modified or rescinded by the commissioner until the order upon which the suspension is based is modified, rescinded or reversed.
(4) A license shall not be suspended except upon a written order of the commissioner stating his findings, made after a hearing held upon not less than ten (10) days written notice to such person or organization, specifying the alleged violation.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Mississippi Code Title 83. Insurance § 83-2-29. Penalties, license suspension - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ms/title-83-insurance/ms-code-sect-83-2-29/
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