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New York Consolidated Laws, Public Housing Law - PBG § 402-b. Power of authority to enter into mixed-finance transactions to continue viability of public housing

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Sec. 4. (a) Every insurer shall file with the commissioner every manual of classifications, rules, and rates, every rating schedule, every rating plan, and every modification of any of the foregoing which it proposes to use.

(b)?The following types of insurance are exempt from the requirements of subsections (a) and (k):

(1)?Inland marine risks, which by general custom of the business are not written according to manual rates or rating plans.

(2)?Insurance that is:

(A)?written by an insurer that:

(i)?complies with subsection (n) and maintains at least a B rating by A.M. Best or an equivalent rating by another independent insurance rating organization; ?or

(ii)?is approved for an exemption by the commissioner; ?and

(B)?issued to commercial policyholders.

(c)?Every such filing shall indicate the character and extent of the coverage contemplated and shall be accompanied by the information upon which the filer supports such filing.

(d)?The information furnished in support of a filing may include:

(1)?the experience and judgment of the insurer or rating organization making the filing;

(2)?its interpretation of any statistical data it relies upon;

(3)?the experience of other insurers or rating organizations; ?or

(4)?any other relevant factors.

The commissioner shall have the right to request any additional relevant information.

(e)?The following apply to a filing and any supporting information filed under this section:

(1)?If the filer marks the filing or supporting information ?confidential?, ?trade secret?, or ?proprietary?, the filer shall, upon the request of the commissioner, provide a sufficient basis on which the commissioner may determine that the filing or supporting information is confidential.

(2)?If the commissioner does not, less than thirty (30) days after receiving the filing or information, notify the filer that the commissioner disapproves the confidentiality of the filing or supporting information, the filing and supporting information is considered to have been determined to be confidential.

(3)?The commissioner shall do the following:

(A)?Upon the request of the filer before the filing or supporting information is open to public inspection:

(i)?return the filing or supporting information to the filer; ?and

(ii)?make a notation in the policy filing retained by the commissioner that the filing or supporting information was returned to the filer.

(B)?If the commissioner determines that a filing or supporting information is not confidential under this subsection, upon the request of the filer before the filing or supporting information is open to public inspection, return the entire filing to the filer.

(C)?Adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to establish a process for a determination under this subsection that a filing or supporting information is confidential.

(4)?Except for information determined by the commissioner to be confidential under this subsection, the filing and supporting information that has not been returned to the filer under subdivision (3) shall be open to public inspection as soon as stamped ?filed? within a reasonable time after receipt by the commissioner, and copies may be obtained by any person on request and upon payment of a reasonable charge therefor.

The work product of the commissioner in making a determination under this subsection is confidential. ?The department, the commissioner, and employees of the department are immune from civil and criminal liability for the good faith performance of their duties under this subsection.

(f)?Filings shall become effective upon the date of filing by delivery or upon date of mailing by registered mail to the commissioner, or on a later date specified in the filing.

(g)?Specific inland marine rates on risks specially rated, made by a rating organization, shall be filed with the commissioner.

(h)?Any insurer may satisfy its obligation to make any such filings by becoming a member of, or a subscriber to, a licensed rating organization which makes such filings and by authorizing the commissioner to accept such filings on its behalf, provided that nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed as requiring any insurer to become a member of or a subscriber to any rating organization or as requiring any member or subscriber to authorize the commissioner to accept such filings on its behalf.

(i)?Every insurer which is a member of or a subscriber to a rating organization shall be deemed to have authorized the commissioner to accept on its behalf all filings made by the rating organization which are within the scope of its membership or subscribership, provided:

(1)?that any subscriber may withdraw or terminate such authorization, either generally or for individual filings, by written notice to the commissioner and to the rating organization and may then make its own independent filings for any kinds of insurance, or subdivisions, or classes of risks, or parts or combinations of any of the foregoing, with respect to which it has withdrawn or terminated such authorization, or may request the rating organization, within its discretion, to make any such filing on an agency basis solely on behalf of the requesting subscriber; ?and

(2)?that any member may proceed in the same manner as a subscriber unless the rating organization shall have adopted a rule, with the approval of the commissioner:

(A)?requiring a member, before making an independent filing, first to request the rating organization to make such filing on its behalf and requiring the rating organization, within thirty (30) days after receipt of such request, either:

(i)?to make such filing as a rating organization filing;

(ii)?to make such filing on an agency basis solely on behalf of the requesting member; ?or

(iii)?to decline the request of such member; ?and

(B)?excluding from membership any insurer which elects to make any filing wholly independently of the rating organization.

(j)?Under such rules as the commissioner shall adopt, the commissioner may, by written order, suspend or modify the requirement of filing as to any kinds of insurance, or subdivision, or classes of risk, or parts or combinations of any of the foregoing, the rates for which can not practicably be filed before they are used. ?Such orders and rules shall be made known to insurers and rating organizations affected thereby. ?The commissioner may make such examination as the commissioner may deem advisable to ascertain whether any rates affected by such order are excessive, inadequate, or unfairly discriminatory.

(k)?Upon the written application of the insured, stating the insured's reasons therefor, filed with the commissioner, a rate in excess of that provided by a filing otherwise applicable may be used on any specific risk.

(l)?An insurer shall not make or issue a policy or contract except in accordance with filings which are in effect for that insurer or in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. ?Subject to the provisions of section 6 of this chapter, any rates, rating plans, rules, classifications, or systems in effect on May 31, 1967, shall be continued in effect until withdrawn by the insurer or rating organization which filed them.

(m)?The commissioner shall have the right to make an investigation and to examine the pertinent files and records of any insurer, insurance producer, or insured in order to ascertain compliance with any filing for rate or coverage which is in effect. ?The commissioner shall have the right to set up procedures necessary to eliminate noncompliance, whether on an individual policy, or because of a system of applying charges or discounts which results in failure to comply with such filing.

(n)?This subsection applies to an insurer that issues a commercial property or commercial casualty insurance policy to a commercial policyholder. ?Not more than thirty (30) days after the insurer begins using a commercial property or commercial casualty insurance:

(1)?rate;

(2)?rating plan;

(3)?manual of classifications;

(4)?form; ?or

(5)?modification of an item specified in subdivision (1), (2), (3), or (4);

the insurer shall file with the department, for informational purposes only, the item specified in subdivision (1), (2), (3), (4), or (5). ?Use of an item specified in subdivision (1), (2), (3), (4), or (5) is not conditioned on review or approval by the department. ?This subsection does not require filing of an individual policy rate if the original manuals, rates, and rules for the insurance plan or program to which the individual policy conforms has been filed with the department.

(o)?An insurer that issues a commercial property or commercial casualty insurance policy form, endorsement, or rider that is prepared to provide or exclude coverage for an unusual or extraordinary risk of a particular commercial policyholder must maintain the policy form, endorsement, or rider in the insurer's Indiana office and provide the policy form, endorsement, or rider to the commissioner at the commissioner's request.

(p)?If coverage under a commercial property or commercial casualty insurance policy is changed, upon renewal of the policy, the insurer shall provide to the policyholder and insurance producer through which the policyholder obtains the coverage a written notice that the policy has been changed.

1 ?26 USCA ??501(c)3.

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