2009 New Jersey Code
TITLE 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
34:15
34:15-89.1 - Notification to mutual associations, stock companies of requirements of employer ID numbers

34:15-89.1  Notification to mutual associations, stock companies of requirements of employer ID numbers.  
2. a. On or before March 1, 1996 and thereafter, the Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau shall notify all mutual associations and stock companies authorized to write workers' compensation or employer's liability insurance on risks located in this State of the requirements of subsections b. and c. of this section.

b.On and after July 1, 1996, all mutual associations and stock companies authorized to write workers' compensation or employer's liability policies on risks located in this State shall, upon application for new policies or renewal of any existing policies, require submission of the employer identification number as assigned by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development pursuant to the provisions of the "unemployment compensation law," R.S.43:21-1 et seq., by each employer and shall maintain the identification number in their records and shall include the identification number on policies of insurance to be filed with the Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau.

If the employer has been exempted from or is otherwise not subject to the provisions of the "unemployment compensation law," the mutual association or stock company writing workers' compensation insurance or employer's liability insurance coverage on risks of that employer shall, in a form and manner prescribed by the division, assign an identification number to that employer.

If an employer fails or refuses to comply with the reporting requirements of this subsection, the mutual association or stock company shall immediately notify the Division of Workers' Compensation of such failure or refusal.  Failure or refusal without reasonable cause shall result in the assessment of a penalty of up to $1,000 for each failure or refusal which shall be enforceable on a petition filed by the "uninsured employer's fund" in a summary proceeding before a judge of compensation upon notice to the employer and the proceeds of which shall be paid into the "uninsured employer's fund."  Likewise, if a mutual association or stock company fails or refuses without reasonable cause to comply with the reporting requirements of this subsection and its insured employer has complied with those reporting requirements, a penalty of up to $1,000 for each such failure or refusal shall be enforceable on a petition filed by the "uninsured employer's fund" in a summary proceeding before a judge of compensation upon notice to the mutual association or stock company and any proceeds of the penalty shall be paid into the "uninsured employer's fund."

c.On and after July 1, 1996 the Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau shall record and maintain the employer identification numbers received from mutual associations and stock companies pursuant to subsection b. of this section.  The bureau shall, upon request of the Division of Workers' Compensation, provide to the division information, in a form and manner as prescribed by the division, with respect to the workers' compensation or employer's liability insurance coverage status of employers in this State, including the employer identification numbers.

d.On or before March 1, 1996 the Department of Banking and Insurance shall provide to the Division of Workers' Compensation a complete list of all employers engaged in business in this State who have been authorized, pursuant to the provisions of R.S.34:15-77 et seq., to self-insure for the payment of compensation.  After that date, the department shall continue to provide notification to the division, in a form and manner as prescribed by the division, of any newly approved self-insured employer or the rescission of the authority for any previously approved employer to self-insure.  On or before July 1, 2008 and thereafter, as may be requested by the division and in a form and manner as prescribed by the division, the Department of Banking and Insurance shall provide to the division a complete list of all mutual associations and stock companies authorized to write workers' compensation or employer's liability insurance coverage on risks in the State.

L.1995, c.393, s.2; amended 2008, c.94, s.2.
 

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