§431:14-109 Appeal by minority. Any member of or subscriber to a rating organization may appeal to the commissioner from the action or decision of the rating organization in approving or rejecting any proposed change in or addition to the filings of the rating organization. The commissioner shall, after a hearing held upon not less than ten days' written notice to the appellant and to the rating organization, issue an order approving the action or decision of the rating organization or directing it to give further consideration to the proposal.
(1) If the appeal is from the action or decision of the rating organization in rejecting a proposed addition to its filings, the commissioner may issue an order directing the rating organization to make an addition to its filings, on behalf of its members and subscribers, provided the commissioner finds that the action or decision was unreasonable. The rating organization shall make an addition to its filings within a reasonable time after the issuance of the order and in a manner consistent with the commissioner's findings.
(2) The commissioner shall order the rating organization to make the requested filing for use by the appellant if the appeal is:
(A) Based upon the failure of the rating organization to make a filing on behalf of the member or subscriber which is based on a system of expense provisions differing from the system of expense provisions included in the rating organization's filing, and
(B) Granted by the commissioner.
In deciding the appeal the commissioner shall apply the standards set forth in section 431:14-103. [L 1987, c 347, pt of §2]
Subsection designation deleted pursuant to §23G-15.