(a) Any insurance company authorized to do an accident and sickness business within this state in accordance with the provisions of this title shall file all accident and sickness insurance policy forms and rates used by it in the state with the insurance commissioner, including the forms of any rider, endorsement, application blank, and other matter generally used or incorporated by reference in its policies or contracts of insurance. No such form shall be used if disapproved by the commissioner under this section, or if the commissioner’s approval has been withdrawn under § 27-18-8.3, or until the expiration of the waiting period established under § 27-18-8.3. Such a company shall comply with its filed and approved forms. If the commissioner finds from an examination of any form that it is contrary to the public interest, or the requirements of this code or duly promulgated regulations, he or she shall forbid its use, and shall notify the company in writing as provided in § 27-18-8.2.
Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 27-18-8. Filing of accident and sickness insurance policy forms
- Health insurance carrier: means a person, firm, corporation or other entity subject to the jurisdiction of the commissioner under this chapter. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-18-1.1
- in writing: include printing, engraving, lithographing, and photo-lithographing, and all other representations of words in letters of the usual form. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-16
(b) Each rate filing shall include a certification by a qualified actuary that to the best of the actuary’s knowledge and judgment, the entire rate filing is in compliance with applicable laws and that the benefits offered or proposed to be offered are reasonable in relation to the premium to be charged. A health insurance carrier shall comply with its filed and approved rates and forms.
(P.L. 1956, ch. 3808, § 3; G.L. 1956, § 27-18-8; P.L. 1988, ch. 564, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 256, § 3; P.L. 2012, ch. 262, § 3.)