(1) As used in this act with respect to worker’s compensation insurance:

(a) “Data collection agency” means an agency established for the purpose of effectuating the worker’s compensation data requirements of this chapter.

Terms Used In Michigan Laws 500.2402

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Commissioner: means the director. See Michigan Laws 500.102
  • Data collection agency: means an agency established for the purpose of effectuating the worker's compensation data requirements of this chapter. See Michigan Laws 500.2402
  • Insurer: means an individual, corporation, association, partnership, reciprocal exchange, inter-insurer, Lloyds organization, fraternal benefit society, or other legal entity, engaged or attempting to engage in the business of making insurance or surety contracts. See Michigan Laws 500.106
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, as well as to individuals. See Michigan Laws 8.3l
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories belonging to the United States; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o

(b) “Designated advisory organization” means the advisory organization designated by the data collection agency pursuant to section 2407(2).

(c) “Rate” means the cost of insurance per payroll before adjustment for an individual insured’s size, exposure, or loss experience.

(d) “Rating system” means every classification, rating plan, merit rating plan, rating values, and manual, containing the rules used by an insurer in the determination of premiums.

(2) There is created a data collection agency for the purpose of effectuating the worker’s compensation data requirements of this chapter. The governing board of the data collection agency shall include all of the following:

(a) Three persons who represent private insurers in this state.

(b) One person who represents the general public.

(c) One person who represents employers in this state.

(d) One person who represents the executive branch of state government.

(e) One person who is an insurance agent.

(f) The commissioner of insurance.

(3) A member of the governing board of the data collection agency shall serve for a term of 1 year.

(4) The members specified in subsection (2)(b), (c), and (e) shall be appointed by the commissioner. The member specified in subsection (2)(d) shall be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. The members specified in subsection (2)(a) shall be appointed by the commissioner from recommendations made by the insurance industry in this state and shall be generally representative of small, medium, and large insurers.

(5) Business of the governing board of the data collection agency shall be conducted at a public meeting pursuant to the open meetings act, Act No. 267 of the Public Acts of 1976, as amended, being sections 15.261 to 15.275 of the Michigan Compiled Laws. Notice of the date, time, and place of a public meeting of the governing body shall be as prescribed in Act No. 267 of the Public Acts of 1976, as amended.