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      RS 23:1411     


§1411.  Rates

A.  There shall be no premium discount on policies issued by the corporation except as provided in R.S. 23:1411(D) or when otherwise mandated by statutory provision.

B.  Any rating plan or method of payment by the policyholders may be adopted by the board for the purpose of insuring that the corporation is totally solvent and self-funded.  In formulating rates, the board shall use generally accepted actuarial practices and procedures as set forth in the Statement of Principle Regarding Property and Casualty Ratemaking of the Casualty Actuarial Society, in accordance with the actuarial standards of practice and compliance guidelines of the Actuarial Standards Board.

C.(1)  By April first after the end of every fiscal year, the manager shall present to the board and the commissioner of insurance an annual report including financial statements as are required for fire and casualty insurance companies for that year.  The financial statement shall include an opinion prepared by an independent property and casualty actuary as to the adequacy of premiums and funded reserves during that fiscal year.

(2)  By June first after the end of every fiscal year, the manager shall present to the board and the commissioner of insurance an annual audit conducted by the legislative auditor in accordance with statutory accounting practices prescribed or permitted by the Department of Insurance.

(3)  Upon the extinguishment of the full faith and credit guarantee, the provisions of Paragraph (2) of this Subsection shall be void and all authority of the legislative auditor over the corporation shall cease, notwithstanding any other provision of law.

(4)  If the report determines that the corporation is operating at a deficit according to statutory accounting practices, then no later than the succeeding May first, the board of directors shall submit for the approval of the commissioner of insurance a plan to fund the deficit.

(5)  If the plan fails to be submitted or approved, the commissioner of insurance is authorized and directed to immediately implement a plan to achieve the solvency of the corporation.

D.  If the annual report issued pursuant to Subsection C of this Section indicates that all obligations of the corporation are adequately funded, the board may adopt a plan for credits, discounts, or dividends.

E.  The board shall establish its rates, including rates on Jones Act coverage, on an actuarially justified class code basis, to insure that the rates of the corporation are adequate to be self-funding.

Acts 1991, No. 814, §1, eff. Nov. 20, 1991; Acts 1993, No. 564, §1, eff. June 10, 1993; Acts 1999, No. 1256, §1, eff. July 12, 1999.

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