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31 Pa. Code § 242.5. Adjustment of surcharge.

§ 242.5. Adjustment of surcharge.

 (a)  Calculation of the surcharge shall be made based on the first policy written or renewed after January 1 of the calendar year. The surcharge amount shall be submitted to the Fund within 60 days of the effective date required by §  242.6 (relating to reporting forms and procedures). A subsequent adjustment to the premium for the basic insurance coverage shall be reported to the Fund by the basic insurance carrier and the surcharge shall be adjusted accordingly.

 (b)  In the event of an increase or decrease in the surcharge owed to the fund, the carrier shall submit proper evidence of the modification of the premium for the basic insurance coverage policy and shall indicate on the Form 216 a credit or debit to be applied to the account of the carrier. A refund check may not be issued to a carrier or health care provider unless unusual circumstances arise which indicate that a refund may be made.


   The provisions of this §  242.5 issued under sections 206 and 506 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § §  66 and 186); and section 701(e) of the Health Care Services Malpractice Act (40 P. S. §  1301.701(e)).


   The provisions of this §  242.5 adopted October 15, 1976, effective October 16, 1976, 6 Pa.B. 2565; amended March 17, 1978, effective March 18, 1978, 8 Pa.B. 2607; renumbered February 9, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 498; amended October 24, 1980, effective October 25, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 4214. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (50182) to (50183).

Notes of Decisions

   These provisions provide for resolution of complaints of adverse agency action, and as such, do not provide adequate remedy or preclude litigant from seeking relief in court, where issue is Cat Fund’s failure to pay share of malpractice claim settlement, which places Fund in position of defendant, as opposed to its designed position of participant and/or arbiter. Ohio Cas. Group of Ins. Companies v. Argonaut Ins. Co., 525 A.2d 1195 (Pa. 1987).

Cross References

   This section cited in 31 Pa. Code §  242.7 (relating to discontinuation of basic coverage insurance and notices of noncompliance); and 31 Pa. Code §  242.9 (relating to overpayments, credits, and duplicate payments).

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