2015 Hawaii Revised Statutes
431P. Hawaii Hurricane Relief Fund
431P-7 Plan of operation.

HI Rev Stat § 431P-7 (2015) What's This?

§431P-7 Plan of operation. (a) The fund shall adopt a plan of operation and a manual of rules and rates necessary or suitable to ensure both the solvency and the reasonable and equitable administration of the fund. The adoption of or amendments to the plan of operation and manual of rules and rates shall not be subject to chapter 91, except that the policy forms for policies of hurricane property insurance shall be adopted pursuant to chapter 91.

(b) If the fund fails to adopt a plan of operation, or the fund fails to adopt amendments to the plan of operation, the commissioner shall adopt a plan of operation or make amendments necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter. Any plan of operation, or amendment, adopted by rule of the commissioner, shall continue in full force and effect until the rule is superseded by a plan of operation, or amendment, adopted by a majority vote of all members of the fund's board, and approved by the commissioner.

(c) The plan of operation shall:

(1) Establish procedures for performance of all powers and duties of the fund;

(2) Establish procedures for providing notice to all persons with interests insurable by the fund in the State of the type of insurance available from the fund in the event the fund offers insurance;

(3) Provide for and adopt all necessary forms, including insurance policies to be used by and on behalf of the fund, for use by the fund and servicing facilities;

(4) Adopt actuarially sound rates, based on reasonable assumptions relative to expectations of hurricane frequency and severity, to be charged for insurance provided by the fund, in accordance with article 14 of chapter 431;

(5) Publish manuals of rules, rates, and rating and classification plans, which shall address mandatory deductibles, limits of coverage, and the classification of risks and rate modifications based on the exposure of insureds;

(6) Establish procedures for receiving and servicing applications to the fund;

(7) Establish procedures for processing and maintaining records of the fund relating to its financial transactions, its agents, its employees, its operations, and all transactions with any servicing facility;

(8) Establish procedures for the collection and remittance of the premiums and return of unearned premiums where applicable;

(9) Establish procedures for the payment of valid claims;

(10) Establish procedures for prorating available funds pursuant to section 431P-15;

(11) Establish procedures for obtaining reinsurance;

(12) Establish procedures to borrow funds; and

(13) Develop a plan for the investment of moneys held by the fund subject to the limitations in article 6 of chapter 431. [L 1993, c 339, pt of §2; am L Sp 1995, c 17, §3]

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