Sec. 38a-1014. Classifications and rating. Premium contributions. Audits. Hearings. (a) Every workers’ compensation self-insurance group shall adhere to the uniform classification system, uniform experience rating plan and manual rules filed with the commissioner.
(b) Premium contributions to the group shall be determined by applying the manual rates and rules to the appropriate classification of each member which shall be adjusted by each member’s experience credit or debit. Subject to approval by the commissioner, any premium contributions may also be reduced by an advance premium discount factor reflecting the groups expense levels and loss experience.
(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, a group may apply to the commissioner for permission to utilize its own rates. Such rates shall be based on at least five years of experience of the members of the group.
(d) Each group shall be audited at least annually by an auditor acceptable to the commissioner to verify proper classifications, experience rating, payroll and rates. A report of the audit shall be filed with the commissioner in a form acceptable to the commissioner. A group or any member thereof may request a hearing on any objections to the classifications. If the commissioner determines that as a result of an improper classification, a member’s premium contribution is insufficient, he shall order the group to assess that member in an amount equal to the deficiency. If the commissioner determines that as a result of an improper classification a member’s premium is excessive, he shall order the group to refund to the member the excess collected. Any audit shall be at the expense of the group.
(P.A. 96-267, S. 15.)