2017 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 52 - Workers' Compensation
Article 9 - Employers Mutual Company
Section 52-9-10 - Company to be competitive; safety incentives and penalties; loss control, case management and utilization review.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 52-9-10 (2017)

52-9-10. Company to be competitive; safety incentives and penalties; loss control, case management and utilization review.

A. The company shall be competitive with other insurers of workers' compensation and occupational disease disablement insurance. It is the expressed intent of the legislature that the company shall ultimately become self-supporting. For that purpose, loss experience and expense shall be ascertained, and dividends, credits or rate deviations may be made, as provided in the Employers Mutual Company Act. In order to control costs, the company shall provide as many of its services in-house as practicable.

B. The company shall be liable to the same extent as any private insurance company for the payments that are required to be made under Chapter 59A, Article 43 NMSA 1978 to protect against the insolvency of any other insurer of workers' compensation or occupational disease disablement. Likewise, the company shall receive the same benefits under those provisions as any other insurer of workers' compensation or occupational disease disablement.

C. The company shall provide necessary assistance to its policyholders regarding workplace safety. The company may reward or penalize policyholders depending upon their participation in workplace safety programs, actual loss reduction and safety performance. The company shall notify its policyholders of all safety services provided at the time of issuance or renewal of a policy.

D. The company shall provide its policyholders with loss-control services to prevent accidents from occurring, case management review to monitor the status, progress and appropriateness of each claim filed and to help workers return to work, and utilization review to determine the appropriateness of medical services charged.

History: Laws 1990 (2nd S.S.), ch. 2, 130.

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