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    Chapter 36: Creation; application of; maintenance

      Section: 17:36-5.35: Expedited rate filing procedure, certain.

3. a. A filer may use an expedited rate filing procedure to file for a proposed alteration to its homeowners insurance rating system when the filer requests an increase of no more than five percent in its Statewide rate for homeowners insurance at any time during a calendar year, with documentation supporting the increase no later than 30 days prior to the effective date of the rate change, provided that the increase shall not produce rates that are excessive, inadequate for the safety and soundness of the insurer, or unfairly discriminatory.

b. The commissioner shall establish by regulation the documentation which shall accompany the filing, which shall be reasonable and in accordance with the nature of the filing, and upon submission of the documentation required, the filing shall be deemed complete. The rate change shall be effective no sooner than the 30th day following the filing.

c. The commissioner may challenge a rate increase made pursuant to subsection a. of this section within 30 days of the date the filing is received, by notifying the filer in writing. The commissioner shall hear the matter on an expedited basis and shall render a final determination within four months of the date of the filing. The commissioner may, for good cause, extend this four-month period up to an additional three months.

d. Any increase in excess of the rate increases permitted by subsection a. of this section shall be subject to the provisions of P.L.1944, c.27 (C.17:29A-1 et seq.).

e. A filer shall not file more than one request in any 12-month period for an increase in its homeowners insurance rates pursuant to this section.


This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2013-06-10 16:36:30.

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