Pennsylvania Code & Bulletin

• No statutes or acts will be found at this website.

The Pennsylvania Code website reflects the Pennsylvania Code changes effective through 53 Pa.B. 3392 (June 24, 2023).

31 Pa. Code § 118.1. Definitions.

§ 118.1. Definitions.

 (a)  The definitions utilized in Chapter 116 (relating to discounting of worker’s compensation loss reserves) are incorporated for use in this chapter except that language utilizing the term ‘‘worker’s compensation’’ shall be amended for use in this chapter utilizing the term ‘‘medical malpractice.’’

 (b)  For purposes of this chapter, the definition of ‘‘insurance company’’ in §  116.1 (relating to definitions) also includes the Pennsylvania Professional Liability Joint Underwriting Association, an insurance entity created under section 801 of the Health Care Services Malpractice Act (40 P. S. §  1301.801).

 (c)  The term ‘‘independent actuary’’ as used in §  118.4(a) (relating to actuarial certification) means a fellow or associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society with appropriate experience in responsible actuarial work, including medical malpractice, who is not an officer, director or employee of the insurer whose reserves he is certifying.

 (d)  Other definitions:

   Act—The Insurance Department Act of 1921 (40 P. S. § §  1—297-4).

   Commissioner—The Insurance Commissioner of the Commonwealth.

   Department—The Insurance Department of the Commonwealth.


   The provisions of this §  118.1 amended June 15, 2001, effective June 16, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 3191. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (265031).

No part of the information on this site may be reproduced for profit or sold for profit.

This material has been drawn directly from the official Pennsylvania Code full text database. Due to the limitations of HTML or differences in display capabilities of different browsers, this version may differ slightly from the official printed version.