Sec. 31-348. Compensation insurance companies to report their risks. Every insurance company writing compensation insurance or its duly appointed agent shall report in writing or by other means to the chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Commission, in accordance with rules prescribed by the chairman, the name of the person or corporation insured, including the state, the day on which the policy becomes effective and the date of its expiration, which report shall be made within fifteen days from the date of the policy. The cancellation of any policy so written and reported shall not become effective until fifteen days after notice of such cancellation has been filed with the chairman. Any insurance company violating any provision of this section shall be fined not less than one hundred nor more than one thousand dollars for each offense.
(1949 Rev., S. 7488; 1958 Rev., S. 31-215; 1961, P.A. 491, S. 74; P.A. 81-469, S. 2, 8; P.A. 90-116, S. 10; P.A. 91-339, S. 35, 55.)
History: 1961 act entirely replaced previous provisions; P.A. 81-469 required any insurance company insuring the state’s liability under this chapter to report such fact as it would for any other policyholder; P.A. 90-116 allowed for reports from agents of companies and for reports other than in writing; P.A. 91-339 changed “board of commissioners” to “chairman of the workers’ compensation commission” and “one week” to “fifteen days”.
See 113 C. 128, 504; 127 C. 706.
Insurer’s initial letter to insured indicating that failure to pay premiums due would result in policy cancellation was not sufficiently unequivocal to constitute notice of cancellation under this section. 62 CA 440. Section not applicable to nonrenewals of policies. 67 CA 361.
Cited. 28 CS 5.