The purpose of this rule is to safeguard the interest of the public by allowing reasonable inspection and analysis of insurers' rating plans on an annual basis for the regulation and monitoring of medical malpractice premium rates.
(C) Annual Rate Filing Requirement
(1) Every insurer issued a certificate of authority to write medical malpractice insurance in this state and that issues such insurance in this state, shall at a minimum, file annually with the superintendent of insurance, appropriate information and exhibits, in support of the insurer's existing rating plan. If at any time the superintendent of insurance finds that a rate no longer complies with section 3937.01 to 3937.17 of the Revised Code, the superintendent may, in accordance with section 3937.04 of the Revised Code, state that the rate shall no longer be effective.
(2) In lieu of the filing required in division (C)(1) a carrier may annually file for a rate adjustment in accordance with section 3937.03 of the Revised Code.
(3) Included with a filing required in divisions (C)(1) or (C)(2), every insurer that issues medical malpractice insurance in this state, shall file the average, minimum, and maximum deviation from manual rates due to individual risk premium modifications, also known as schedule rating credits and debits, or discretionary credits and debits, applied by the insurer during a twelve month period which ends no more than six months before the date of the filing. If at any time the superintendent of insurance finds that the credits and debits exceed the maximum allowed or may result in inadequate rates or be destructive of competition or detrimental to solvency of insurers, the superintendent may in accordance with section 3937.04 of the Revised Code state that the rate shall no longer be effective.
(4) The first filing under (C)(1) or (C)(2) is due within twelve months of the effective date of this rule.
(D) Superintendent's Discretionary Authority
Extensions of time for the filing required under division (C) may be granted by the superintendent upon a showing by the insurer the reasons for requesting such extension and a determination by the superintendent of good cause for the extension. The request for an extension must be submitted in writing not less than ten days prior to the due date of the required filing.
Each paragraph of this rule and every part of each paragraph is an independent paragraph and part of a paragraph, and the determination that any paragraph or subpart of this rule or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is for any reason held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect any other paragraph or subpart or application of the rule that can be given effect without the invalid provision or application.