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Mississippi Code Title 83. Insurance § 83-38-13. Plan of operation

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(1) The directors of the association shall maintain a plan of operation to carry out the purposes of this chapter.  Such plan shall grant proper credit annually to each member of the association for essential property insurance voluntarily written in the rural and coastal areas of the state, shall provide for a method of computing rates that is actuarially sound and shall provide for the efficient, economical, fair and nondiscriminatory administration of the association.  The plan may include a method for assessment of all members for expenses necessary to operate the association, selection of directors from the members of the association, assessment of members to defray losses and expenses, underwriting standards, procedures for the acceptance and cession of reinsurance, procedures for determining the amount of insurance to be provided to specific risks, time limits and procedures for processing applications for insurance, and other provisions as may be deemed necessary by the commissioner to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

(2) The plan of operation and any proposed amendments thereto are subject to review and approval by the commissioner to fulfill the purposes provided by Section 83-38-1.  In the review of the plan, the commissioner may consult with the directors of the association and may seek any further information which is necessary for a decision.  If the commissioner approves the plan, the commissioner shall certify such approval to the directors, and the plan shall become effective after such certification.  If the commissioner disapproves all or any part of the plan of operation, the commissioner shall return the same to the directors with a written statement of the reasons for disapproval and any recommendations.  The directors may alter the plan in accordance with the commissioner's recommendation or, within thirty (30) days from the date of disapproval, may return a new plan to the commissioner.  Should the directors fail to submit a proposed plan of operation which is acceptable to the commissioner, or accept the recommendation of the commissioner within thirty (30) days after disapproval of the plan, the commissioner shall promulgate and place into effect a plan of operation certifying the same to the directors of the association.  A plan promulgated by the commissioner shall take effect thirty (30) days after certification to the directors.

(3) The directors of the association, subject to the approval of the commissioner, may amend the plan of operation at any time.  The commissioner may review the plan of operation at any time deemed expedient or prudent, but not less than once in each calendar year.

Cite this article: - Mississippi Code Title 83. Insurance § 83-38-13. Plan of operation - last updated January 01, 2018 |

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