Attorney General's Office - Insurance Proceedings Assessment
 

Statutory Cite: MGL C. 26, §8F

http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleII/Chapter26/Section8F

http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Acts/2016/Chapter133 (line item 0810-0201)

Anticipated Billing Date: April 2016
FY17 Amount: $1,944,169.19
 

Purpose: For the costs incurred in administrative or judicial proceedings on insurance as authorized by section 11F of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that funds made available in this item may be used to supplement the automobile insurance fraud unit and the workers' compensation fraud unit of the office of the attorney general provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds may be expended for costs associated with health insurance rate hearings

Basis: Said assessment shall be such amounts as shall be determined and certified annually by the commissioner of insurance as sufficient to produce one million one hundred fifty-one thousand five hundred and forty-two dollars in revenue to the commonwealth, plus the total amount of funds estimated by the secretary of administration and finance to be expended from the general fund for indirect and fringe benefit costs, including but not limited to group life and health insurance, retirement benefits, paid vacations and holidays, and sick leave, attributable to personnel costs of the attorney general's office related to the purposes for which this assessment is collected, and shall be assessed as determined by the commissioner against each private passenger motor vehicle liability policy issued in the commonwealth.

NOTE: Line item language in the General Appropriation Acts of 2015 sets the assessment for 0810-0201 at $1,473,854.00 plus indirect and fringe costs less any unexpended balance from FY16.
Please contact Ilene Bither at Ilene.Bither@state.ma.us with billing questions.

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