By the Division of Insurance

Posted on: March 27, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.


Docket No. C2017-02
Proposed Amendment to Commonwealth Automobile Reinsurers
Rules of Operation, Rule No. 31

 Pursuant to the provisions of Article X of the Plan of Operation of Commonwealth Automobile Reinsurers (“CAR”), a hearing will take place at 10:00 a.m. on April 26, 2017, in Hearing Room 1-E at the offices of the Division of Insurance (“Division”), 1000 Washington Street, Suite 810, Boston, MA 02118-6200, to consider oral and written statements about a proposed amendment to Rule 31 of the CAR Rules of Operation for the Massachusetts Automobile Insurance Plan (“MAIP”).

The CAR Governing Committee voted to approve the amendment on February 15, 2017 and filed it with the Commissioner of Insurance (“Commissioner”) on February 22, 2017. The amendment addresses procedures relating to the recovery of premium payments made to an Assigned Risk Producer that an Assigned Risk Company does not receive within the time frames established in Rule 31.  On March 24, 2017, I notified CAR that the amendment was disapproved. 

Any person who wishes to make an oral statement concerning the proposed amendment is requested to submit a Notice of Intent to Make a Statement no later than April 24, 2017.  All other interested persons will be heard after those who notify the Division in advance. Written statements may be submitted to the Division and will be filed in the record of this proceeding.  All notices and submissions must refer to Docket Number C2017-02. Notices and statements in hard copy may be sent by mail to the Docket Clerk, Hearings and Appeals, Division of Insurance, at the address above or by electronic mail to

March 24, 2017

Gary D. Anderson
Acting Commissioner of Insurance