DOCKET NO. G2013-12

Proposed Amendments to Regulation 211 CMR 115.00 –

Requirements Applicable to Workers’ Compensation Deductible Policies


            Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 30A and the authority granted to the Commissioner of Insurance by M.G.L. c. 152, §§ 25A, 53A, 55, 55A and by M.G.L. c. 175, §§ 3A, 4, 5 and 6, and by the authority granted generally by M.G.L. c. 152, c. 175, and c. 176D, a hearing will be held at the offices of the Division of Insurance (“Division”), 1000 Washington Street, Boston, MA  02118-6200 on December 20, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.  The purpose of this hearing is to afford all interested persons an opportunity to provide oral and/or written comment regarding the proposed adoption of amendments to regulation 211 CMR 115.00 pdf format of 211-115-redlined.pdf
, Requirements Applicable to Workers’ Compensation Deductibles Policies. The purpose of the amendments to 211 CMR 115.00 is to regulate the conditions under which insurers offer workers’ compensation deductible plans in Massachusetts, including small, medium and large sized deductible plans. The amendments also combine similar provisions currently found in 211 CMR 113.00, Requirements Regarding Workers’ Compensation Insurance Deductibles, into a single comprehensive regulation governing all workers’ compensation deducible plans, 211 CMR 115.00, Requirements Applicable to Workers’ Compensation Insurance Deductible Plans. The Division’s intent is to promulgate these amendments to 211 CMR 115.00 simultaneously with rescinding 211 CMR 113.00.

The proceedings concerning the proposed amendments to regulation 211 CMR 115.00 shall be designated as Docket No. G2013-12.  Any person who wishes to provide oral comment concerning this regulation must file a Notice of Intent to Comment with the Docket Clerk no later than 4:00PM on December 19, 2013.  Persons wishing to submit written comments may do so until the record of the hearing is closed.  All submissions must be sent to the Docket Clerk, Hearings and Appeals, Division of Insurance, 1000 Washington Street, Suite 810, Boston, MA  02118-6200, or by electronic mail to and must refer to Docket No. G2013-12 in the subject line.  Persons who do not file a Notice of Intent to Comment will be heard after those who notify the Division in advance of the hearing. 

A copy of the proposed amended regulation is available from the Division and also is posted on its website at:   





                                                                                    Joseph G. Murphy

Dated:  November 7, 2013                                         Commissioner of Insurance