(A) No certificate shall be furnished by any multiple employer welfare arrangement in connection with, or pursuant to any group self-insurance program, nor shall any endorsement, rider, or application that becomes or is designated to become a part of any certificate be used until all of the following have been filed by the arrangement with the superintendent of insurance:
(1) The form of the certificate, endorsement, rider, or application;
(2) The premium or rates, including the calculations, formulas, and supporting statistics used to establish the premium or rates;
(3) Actuarial certification of the premium or rates, or such other documentation that supports the premium or rates and that is acceptable to the superintendent;
(4) The classification of risks pertaining to the premium or rates.
(B) If the superintendent finds that any form of certificate, endorsement, rider, or application that has been filed with him under division (A) of this section contains any provision that is contrary to the law of this state, contains inconsistent provisions, or contains any question, provision, title, heading, backing, or other indication of its contents, that is ambiguous, misleading, or deceptive, or likely to mislead or deceive the member, certificate holder, or applicant, he shall give written notice of his finding to the multiple employer welfare arrangement that has filed the form, and thereafter no arrangement that has filed the form shall use the form in this state.
(C) After the expiration of thirty days from the filing of any form under division (A) of this section, or at any time after the superintendent has given written approval thereof, the superintendent may, after a hearing of which at least twenty days' written notice has been given to the multiple employer welfare arrangement issuing the form, withdraw approval on any ground stated in division (B) of this section. He shall effect disapproval by his written order, which shall state the ground for disapproval and the date, not less than thirty days after the hearing, when the withdrawal of approval shall become effective. After the date when the withdrawal of approval of any form becomes effective, the form shall not be used in this state.
Cite as R.C. § 1739.06
History. Effective Date: 04-09-1993