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WVC 33 - 20 B- 4 §33-20B-4. Disapproval of filings.
(a) If within the waiting period or any extension thereof as provided in subsection (b), section three of this article, the commissioner finds that a filing does not meet the requirements of this article, he or she shall send to the insurer or rating organization which made the filing written notice of disapproval of the filing specifying therein in what respects he or she finds the filing fails to meet the requirements of this article and stating that the filing shall not be effective. Within thirty days from the issuance of written notice of disapproval, any insurer or rating organization aggrieved by the disapproval of any filing may request a hearing pursuant to section thirteen, article two of this chapter.

(b) If at any time subsequent to the waiting period or any extension thereof as provided in subsection (b), section three of this article, the commissioner finds that a filing does not meet the requirements of this article, he or she shall send to the insurer or rating organization which made the filing a written order specifying in what respect he or she finds that such filing fails to meet the requirements of this article and a date, not less than thirty days from the issuance of the order, when the filing shall be considered no longer effective. Within thirty days from the issuance of the order, any insurer or rating organization aggrieved by the order may request a hearing thereon pursuant to section thirteen, article two of this chapter. Any such order shall not affect any contract or policy made or issued prior to the expiration date set forth in the order.

(c) Any person or organization aggrieved by any filing which is in effect or the application thereof may request a hearing thereon pursuant to section thirteen, article two of this chapter. The insurer or rating organization which made the filing shall be notified in writing upon receipt of any request for hearing and thereby made a party to the hearing. Upon hearing, if the commissioner finds that the filing fails to meet the requirements of this article, he or she shall issue an order specifying in what respects he or she so finds and a date, not less than thirty days from the issuance of the order, when the filings shall be considered no longer effective.

(d) Within the initial ninety-day waiting period, the commissioner shall hold a public hearing upon every filing which requests an increase in general rates of ten percent or more and upon every filing which, in the opinion of the commissioner, is of such import that it will affect the public. The insurer or rating organization which made the filing shall be notified in writing not less than fifteen days prior to the hearing date. Notice of the time, place and filing to be considered shall be published as a Class II legal advertisement in every county in the state in accordance with article three, chapter fifty-nine of this code.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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