2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 39 - Motor Vehicles And Traffic Regulation
Section 39:6A-22 - Powers Of Exchange
39:6A-22. Powers of exchange
Powers of exchange. a. The exchange shall be empowered to raise sufficient moneys (1) to pay its operating expenses, and (2) to compensate members of the exchange for claims paid for noneconomic loss, and associated claim adjustment expenses, which would not have been incurred had the tort limitation option provided in subsection b. of section 8 of P.L. 1972, c. 70 (C. 39:6A-8) or, in the case of policies issued or renewed on or after January 1, 1989, subsection a. of section 8 of P.L. 1972, c. 70 (C. 39:6A-8), been elected by the injured party filing the claim for noneconomic loss.
b. In order to enable the exchange to meet its obligations under subsection a. of this section, every member insurer or servicing carrier of the New Jersey Automobile Full Insurance Underwriting Association shall forward on a monthly basis, within 15 days of the close of the member's accounting month, a charge, to be known as the AIRE charge, in an amount and manner to be prescribed by the board of directors.
AIRE charge amounts required to be paid to the exchange in accordance with this subsection shall, in the case of those amounts determined by the board of directors to be applicable during the period from July 1, 1984 to the effective date of P.L. 1985, c. 520, be paid to the exchange within 60 days of that date.
A 10% per annum penalty charge shall be assessed by the exchange on any overdue AIRE charges.
c. The board of directors shall establish guidelines by which members or servicing carriers and the exchange may verify the tort limitation options elected by claimants.
d. Moneys collected by or otherwise available to the exchange shall be invested as hereinafter provided in section 12 of P.L. 1985, c. 520 (C. 39:6A-22.1).
e. The exchange shall have such powers as may be necessary or appropriate to effectuate the purposes of the exchange.
L. 1983, c. 362, s. 16; amended 1985, c.520,s.11; 1988,c.119,s.31.
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