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287.920. Audit required, when, procedure - report, contents, governor and general assembly to receive - administrator to formulate budget - department, duties - subscribers to be provided policy, when. -

1. The board shall cause an annual audit of the books of accounts, funds and securities of the company to be made by a competent and independent firm of certified public accountants, the cost of the audit to be charged against the company. A copy of the audit report shall be filed with the director of the department of insurance, financial institutions and professional registration and the administrator. The audit shall be open to the public for inspection.

2. The board shall submit an annual independently audited report in accordance with procedures governing annual reports adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners by March first of each year and the report shall be delivered to the governor and the general assembly and shall indicate the business done by the company during the previous year and contain a statement of the resources and liabilities of the company.

3. The administrator shall annually submit to the board for its approval an estimated budget of the entire expense of administering the company for the succeeding calendar year having due regard to the business interests and contract obligations of the company.

4. The incurred loss experience and expense of the company shall be ascertained each year to include but not be limited to estimates of outstanding liabilities for claims reported to the company but not yet paid and liabilities for claims arising from injuries which have occurred but have not yet been reported to the company. If there is an excess of assets over liabilities, necessary reserves and a reasonable surplus for the catastrophe hazard, then a cash dividend may be declared or a credit allowed to an employer who has been insured with the company in accordance with criteria approved by the board, which may account for the employer's safety record and performance.

5. The department of insurance, financial institutions and professional registration shall conduct an examination of the company in the manner and under the conditions provided by the statutes of the insurance code for the examination of insurance carriers. The board shall pay the cost of the examination as an expense of the company. The company is subject to all provisions of the statutes which relate to private insurance carriers and to the jurisdiction of the department of insurance, financial institutions and professional registration in the same manner as private insurance carriers, except as provided by the director.

6. For the purpose of ascertaining the correctness of the amount of payroll reported, the number of employees on the employer's payroll and for such other information as the administrator may require in the proper administration of the company, the records and payrolls of each employer insured by the company shall always be open to inspection by the administrator or his duly authorized agent or representative.

7. Every employer provided insurance coverage by the company, upon complying with the underwriting standards adopted by the company, and upon completing the application form prescribed by the company, shall be furnished with a policy showing the date on which the insurance becomes effective.

(L. 1993 S.B. 251 § 11)




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