The Commissioner of Insurance is required by the Massachusetts General Laws to bill assessments to insurance companies for various purposes. 

The Division of Insurance excludes from assessment the following entities: Fraternal Organizations, Surplus Lines Carriers, Reinsurers, Accredited Reinsurers, and Risk Retention Groups.  Companies in a court ordered receivership are also excluded. 

Unless otherwise noted, the Division of Insurance shall utilize the premium data reported in the 2012 Annual Statement.

Payment is due within 30 days of receipt of the invoice.

Assessment Payments should be mailed to:

Division of Insurance - Assessments
P.O. Box 3328
Boston, MA 02241-3328

State Rating Bureau Medical Malpractice Unit Assessment
Medical Malpractice Analysis Bureau Assessment
State Rating Bureau Workers' Compensation Unit Assessment
State Rating Bureau Assessment
DOI Operations Assessment
Health Care Access Bureau
Department of Fire Services (DFS) Administration Assessment
Merit Rating Board Assessment
Special Maintenance (Life) Assessment
Attorney General's Office - Automobile Fraud Assessment
Attorney General's Office - Workers' Compensation Fraud Assessment
Attorney General's Office - Rate Setting Assessment

State Rating Bureau Medical Malpractice Unit Assessment

Statutory Cite: MGL C. 26, §8E


http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleII/Chapter26/Section8E
Anticipated Billing Date: October 2013
FY14 Amount: $163,064.98

Purpose:  The commissioner is authorized to make an assessment against medical malpractice insurers licensed, admitted, authorized or approved by the commissioner to pay for the State Rating Bureau's expenses as they relate to medical malpractice insurance.  Funds collected under this section may be used to compensate consultants retained by the rating bureau and to defray its reasonable operating expenses and administrative overhead costs.

Basis: Such assessment shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce three hundred thousand dollars in the first twelve months, and may be increased annually thereafter by a rate not to exceed the most recent annual consumer price index calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor for the northeast region for all urban consumers.  In addition to such assessment, the commissioner of insurance shall also collect, for the persons within the rating bureau who perform the duties relating to medical malpractice liability insurance, an amount equal to the cost of fringe benefits as established by the commissioner of administration pursuant to section five D of chapter twenty-nine to be credited to the General Fund.  Said amount shall be expended, without appropriation, to pay for such persons' fringe benefits.  If the commissioner shall fail to expend any money collected under this paragraph in any fiscal year, such unexpended amount shall be credited against the assessment to be made in the following year and the assessment in the following year shall be reduced accordingly.  Medical malpractice insurer shall mean a medical malpractice insurer as defined in MGL. C. 175, §193U


Medical Malpractice Analysis Bureau Assessment
 

http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleII/Chapter26/Section8I

Statutory Cite: MGL C. 26, §8I

Anticipated Billing Date: October 2013
FY14 Amount: $

61,102.72

Purpose: The Commissioner of Insurance is authorized to make and collect an assessment against medical malpractice insurers licensed, admitted, authorized or approved by the commissioner to pay for the expenses of the bureau. The funds shall be expended by the Division, in addition to any other funds that may be appropriated, to assist in defraying the general operating expenses of the bureau, and may be used to compensate consultants retained by said bureau.

Basis: The commissioner shall allocate the assessment on a fair and reasonable basis among all medical malpractice insurers licensed, admitted, authorized or approved. The assessment shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce five hundred thousand dollars annually. In addition to said amount, the assessment shall also include an amount, to be credited to the General Fund, equal to the total amount of funds estimated by the secretary for administration and finance to be expended from the General Fund for indirect and fringe benefit costs attributable to the personnel costs of the bureau. However, if the commissioner fails to expend for the costs and expenses of the bureau in any fiscal year, any amount unexpended in such fiscal year shall be credited against the assessment to be made in the following year, and the assessment in the following year shall be reduced by such unexpended amount. For the purposes of this section, the term medical malpractice insurer shall mean a medical malpractice insurer as defined in MGL. C. 175, §193U.

 

State Rating Bureau Workers' Compensation Unit Assessment

Statutory Cite: MGL C. 26, §8E

http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleII/Chapter26/Section8E
Anticipated Billing Date: October 2013 (Q1 and Q2), January 2014(Q3), April 2014
(Q4)
FY14 Amount: $492,004.93

Purpose: The Commissioner of Insurance may make an assessment against any corporation, unincorporated association, partnership, or individual licensed as a rating organization pursuant to section 52C of chapter 152 and against any company authorized to write workers' compensation insurance that is not a member of any rating organization licensed pursuant to said section 52C to pay for the rating bureau's expenses as they relate to workers' compensation. Funds collected under this assessment may be used to compensate consultants retained by the rating bureau and to defray its reasonable operating expenses and administrative overhead costs.

Basis: The assessment shall be apportioned on the basis of the direct written premium of each insurance company in the most recent calendar year. Such assessment shall be deposited into the Rating Bureau's Workers' Compensation Trust Fund. All monies deposited into the trust fund shall be expended, without appropriation, exclusively by the rating bureau. Such assessment shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce five hundred thousand dollars in nineteen hundred and ninety-two, and may be increased annually thereafter by a rate not to exceed the most recent annual consumer price index calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor for the northeast region for all urban consumers. In addition to such assessment, the commissioner of insurance shall also collect an amount equal to indirect costs as determined by the commissioner for administration and for the persons within the rating bureau, for the persons within the rating bureau who perform the duties relating to workers' compensation insurance, an amount equal to the cost of fringe benefits as established by the commissioner of administration to be credited to the General Fund. The assessment shall be apportioned on the basis of the direct written premium of each insurance company in the most recent calendar year.

State Rating Bureau Assessment

Statutory Cite: MGL C. 26, §8E


http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleII/Chapter26/Section8E
Anticipated Billing Date: November 2013
FY14 Amount: $1,041,477.61

Purpose: The Commissioner of Insurance shall assess liability insurance companies doing business in the Commonwealth on a fair and reasonable basis for all costs of administration and operation of the State Rating Bureau.

Basis: The State Rating Bureau assessment is based on the direct written premium written by licensed property and casualty companies, as reported on all lines of the Annual Statement state page, except lines 13 through 15.7. The liability insurance companies obligated to pay are defined as companies that issue policies for the purposes listed below:
To insure against motor vehicle liability including property damage (c. 90, §§34A and 34O);
To insure against loss or damage to property by fire, smoke, smudge, lightning and other electrical disturbances, collision, collapse, fall, wind, tornado, tempest, cyclone, earthquake, volcanic eruption, hail, frost, snow, ice, weather or climatic conditions, including excess or deficiency of moisture, flood, rain or drought, rising of the waters of the ocean or its tributaries, bombardment, invasion, foreign enemies, insurrection, riot, sabotage, war, civil war or commotion, military or usurped power, vandalism, malicious mischief, strikes, labor disturbances, looting, explosion fire ensuing, and explosion no fire ensuing except explosion of steam boilers and flywheels (c.175, § 47 (1)) ;
To insure against loss or damage by insects, disease or other causes, to trees, crops or other products of the soil; and against loss of use or occupancy due to any of said causes (c.175, § 47 (1)) ;
To insure a person engaged in the business or trade of manufacturing, buying, selling or dealing in precious stones, jewels, jewelry, gold, silver or other precious metals, silverware, musical instruments, furs, fur garments or fine arts, or of cutting or setting precious stones or jewels, whether as principal, agent, broker, factor or otherwise, against any and all risks of loss or damage in respect to said articles wherever the same may be, including deterioration and loss of use, arising out of or in connection with such business or trade, and against legal liability on account of any such loss or damage, including deterioration or loss of use, or a person not so engaged who owns any of the foregoing named articles or wedding presents, against any and all risks of loss or damage in respect to said articles or presents wherever the same may be, including deterioration and loss of use (c.175, § 47(2)(d));
To insure against loss or damage to, and loss of use of, motor vehicles, airplanes, seaplanes, dirigibles or other aircraft, their fittings and contents, whether such motor vehicles or aircraft are being operated or not, and wherever the same may be, resulting from accident, collision, fire, lightning, any larceny, pilferage, theft, malicious mischief or vandalism, any of the perils usually insured against by marine insurance or risks of inland navigation and transportation, against loss or damage caused by the concealment, removal or unlawful disposition or conversion of such vehicles or aircraft by a conditional vendee or mortgagor or bailee in possession, and against loss or damage sustained by a conditional vendor or mortgagee of such vehicles or aircraft arising from any default in the payment of the vendee's or mortgagor's indebtedness to the insured in case of the termination of the vendee's or mortgagor's interest in such vehicles or aircraft (c.175, § 47(2)(e));
To insure against loss or damage to any property caused by teams, airplanes, seaplanes, dirigibles or other aircraft, motor vehicles or other vehicles, and against legal liability for loss or damage caused thereby to the property of another, but not including legal liability for bodily injury or death caused thereby (c.175, § 47(2)(f));.
To insure against loss or damage to, and loss of use of, airplanes, seaplanes, dirigibles or other aircraft, motor vehicles other than motor boats, their fittings and contents, whether such vehicles or aircraft are being operated or not, and wherever the same may be, resulting from accident, collision, fire, lightning, any larceny, pilferage, theft, malicious mischief or vandalism, any of the perils usually insured against by marine insurance or risks of inland navigation and transportation, against loss or damage caused by the concealment, removal or unlawful disposition or conversion of such vehicles or aircraft by a conditional vendee or mortgagor or bailee in possession thereof, and against loss or damage sustained by a conditional vendor or mortgagee of such vehicles or aircraft arising from any default in the payment of the vendee's or mortgagor's indebtedness to the insured in case of the termination of the vendee's or mortgagor's interest in such vehicles or aircraft (c.175, § 47(3));
To guarantee the fidelity of persons in positions of trust, private or public (c.175, § 47(4)(a));
To act as surety on official bonds and for the performance of other obligations (c.175, § 47(4)(b);
To guarantee or insure to the holders thereof the payment of the principal of, or interest on, bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness and to insure against loss or damage arising from any default in the payment of such principal or interest (c.175, § 47(4)(c);
To insure a bank, banker, investment broker, banking association or corporation against any loss of bills of exchange, notes, drafts, acceptances of drafts, profits, bonds, securities, evidences of indebtedness, deeds, mortgages, warehouse receipts, bills of lading, documents, currency or money, gold, platinum, silver and other precious metals, refined or unrefined, and articles made therefrom, jewelry, watches, necklaces, bracelets, gems, precious and semi-precious stones, except against the loss thereof during marine transportation or while being transported by a common carrier, and also to insure a bank, banker, investment broker, banking association or corporation against loss resulting from damage, except by fire, to the insured's premises, furnishings, fixtures, equipment, safes and vaults therein caused by burglary, robbery, hold-up, theft or larceny, or attempt thereat. Nothing in this clause shall be deemed to prohibit insurance against loss of property as herein provided from including insurance against loss thereof while in the custody of a carrier for hire for the purpose of transportation by an armored motor vehicle, accompanied by one or more armed guards (c.175, § 47(4)(d));
To insure against loss or damage to any property of the insured, and against legal liability for loss or damage on account of the bodily injury or death of any person or any damage to property of another, caused by the breakage, explosion or rupture of, or any accidental injury to, steam boilers and pipes and containers connected therewith, any lighting, heating or cooking apparatus or their connections, flywheels, power wheels, and engines or other apparatus for applying or transmitting motive or electrical power, tanks or other receptacles under pressure, or their connections, or machinery of any kind, and against loss of use and occupancy caused thereby; and against loss or damage caused by the interruption by any cause of electric current or of water or gas supply furnished by a public utility company or municipality; and to make inspections of boilers, machinery and apparatus of any kind, whether or not insured (c.175, § 47(5));
To insure any person against legal liability for loss or damage on account of the injury or death of any other person or on account of any damage to property of another, except that no company may insure any person against legal liability for causing injury, other than bodily injury, by his deliberate or intentional crime or wrongdoing, nor insure his employer or principal if such acts are committed under the direction of his employer or principal (c.175, § 47(6)(b));
To insure against loss or damage to, or loss of use of, motor vehicles except motor boats, airplanes, seaplanes, dirigibles or other aircraft, their fittings and contents, whether such vehicles or aircraft are being operated or not, and wherever the same may be, resulting from collision or accident, except loss or damage by fire or lightning or while being transported in any conveyance by land or water (c.175, § 47(6)(c));
To insure the payment of workers' compensation benefits under chapter one hundred and fifty-two (c.175, § 47(6)(e));
To insure against loss of and damage to glass, including lettering and ornamentation thereon, and against loss or damage caused by the breakage of glass (c.175, § 47(7));
To insure against loss or damage to any property of the insured, and against legal liability for any loss or damage to the property of another, caused by the breakage of, or leakage of any fluid or substance from, sprinklers, pumps, water pipes, elevator tanks and cylinders, steam pipes and radiators, plumbing and its fixtures, heating, lighting or cooking apparatus or their connections, or conduits or containers of any fluid; or against loss or damage resulting from accidental injury from other causes than fire, explosion, lightning, bombardment or windstorm, to such sprinklers, pumps, water pipes, elevator tanks and cylinders, steam pipes and radiators, plumbing and its fixtures, heating, lighting or cooking apparatus or their connections, or conduits and containers; against loss or damage to any property of the insured, and against legal liability for loss or damage to the property of another, caused by water, hail, rain, sleet or snow seeping or entering through leaks or openings in buildings, or caused by the contents of any tank, or impact of any falling tank, platform or supports erected in or upon any building; and against loss of use and occupancy due to any of said causes (c.175, §47(8));
To insure against loss or damage to any property caused by elevators, airplanes, seaplanes, dirigibles or other aircraft, motor or other vehicles, except motorboats, and against loss of use and occupancy caused thereby (c.175,§47(9));
To carry on the business commonly known as credit insurance or guaranty, either by agreeing to purchase uncollectible debts, or otherwise to insure against loss or damage from the failure of persons indebted to the insured to meet their liabilities (c.175, §47( 10))
To examine titles of real and personal property, furnish information relative thereto, and insure owners and others interested therein against loss by reason of encumbrances, defective title or the insufficiency of any mortgage held or sold by the insurer as security for the amount secured by such mortgage, or against any other loss in connection with any such mortgage or any interest therein, and to buy and sell mortgages of real property and interest therein (c.175, §47(11);
To insure against property loss or damage by burglary, robbery, any larceny or theft, any breaking and entry or entry without breaking of any house, building, ship, vessel or railroad car, or any other criminal act (c.175, §47(12));
To insure against loss or damage caused by the concealment, removal or unlawful disposition or conversion of property by a conditional vendee or mortgagor or bailee in possession (c.175, § 47(12));
To insure against loss or damage caused by forgery; and against any and all kinds of loss or destruction of or damage to moneys, securities, currencies, scrip, coins, bullion, bonds, notes, drafts, acceptances of drafts, bills of exchange, evidences of indebtedness, deeds, mortgages and other valuable papers or documents, except while in the custody or possession of and being transported by a carrier for hire or in the mail (c.175, §47(12));
To insure buildings and building service equipment pertaining thereto and a part thereof, and machinery, tools, and other equipment appurtenant to or used in connection with any trade, business, manufacturing process, governmental operations, or public and private institutions, household furniture and furnishings and other personal property, for the difference between the actual value of the insured property at the time any loss or damage occurs and the cost of repairing, rebuilding or replacing on the premises described in the policy, or some other location within the commonwealth mutually agreed upon between the insurer and the insured, with new materials of like size, kind and quality, such property as has been damaged or destroyed by fire or other peril insured against, if repaired, rebuilt or replaced within the commonwealth within not exceeding two years from date of loss or such further time as may be agreed to between the insurer and the insured; and also, to insure against the cost of demolition or reconstruction, or both, of any portion of the insured premises which has not suffered damage and the additional cost of repair or reconstruction, or both, of portions of the insured premises which have suffered damage, necessary to comply with applicable laws, ordinances or by-laws (c.175, § 17).


DOI Operations Assessment

Statutory Cite: General Appropriations Act, Chapter 38 of the Acts of 2013, (line item 7006-0020)
https://malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Acts/2013/Chapter38
Anticipated Billing Date: December 2013
FY14 Amount: $15,037,293.88

Purpose: 100 percent of the amount appropriated to the Division of Insurance in the General Appropriations Act of 2011, plus associated fringe benefit costs shall be assessed upon the institutions that the Division currently regulates except for licensed business entity producers.

Basis: This assessment is against entities regulated by the Division of Insurance, whether or not they reported direct written premium in the previous year. The assessment is a flat dollar calculation and not a proportional calculation based on premium.


Health Care Access Bureau Assessment

 

M.G.L. c. 26, §7A

http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleII/Chapter26/Section7A General Appropriations Act, Chapter 139 of the Acts of 2013 (line item 7006-0029)

https://malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Acts/2013/Chapter38

FY14 Amount: $725,430.35  

Anticipated Billing Date: January 2014

Purpose: To assist in defraying the general operating expenses of the Health Care Access Bureau, and to compensate consultants retained by the bureau.

Basis: This assessment is against the carriers licensed under chapters 175, 176A, 176B and 176G. The assessment shall be at a rate sufficient to produce $600,000 annually. In addition to that amount, the assessment shall include an amount to be credited to the General Fund which shall be equal to the total amount of funds estimated by the secretary for administration and finance to be expended from the General Fund for indirect and fringe benefit costs attributable to the personnel costs of the bureau. If the commissioner fails to expend for the costs and expenses of the bureau in a fiscal year the total amount of $600,000 for the purposes set forth in this section, any amount unexpended in that fiscal year shall be credited against the assessment to be made in the following fiscal year, and the assessment in the following fiscal year shall be reduced by that unexpended amount. The assessment shall be allocated on a fair and reasonable basis among all carriers licensed under said chapters 175, 176A, 176B and 176G.
NOTE: Line item language in the General Appropriation Acts of 2011 sets the assessment for 7006-0029 at $1,100,000 plus indirect and fringe costs less any unexpended balance from FY11.
 


Department of Fire Services (DFS) Administration Assessment

Statutory Cite: General Appropriations Act, Chapter 38 of the Acts of 2013 (line item 8324-0000)
https://malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Acts/2013/Chapter38c. 175, 195
MGL c. 175, 195
http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/175-195.htm

Anticipated Billing Date: January 2014
FY2014 AMOUNT $22,211,830.19

Purpose: The costs to be paid shall be for the following purposes: (1) the operation of state fire training facilities and curriculum for firefighting personnel; (2) implementing sections 26G1/2 and 34A to 34D, inclusive, of chapter 148, and chapter 304 of the acts of 2004; (3) student awareness of fire education programs; (4) the firefighting equipment grant program; and (5) capital improvements to state fire service facilities, including reimbursing the General Fund for debt service on bonds issued to pay for these capital improvements.
 

Basis: Sums for the estimated expenses for the purposes specified in subsection shall be paid to the commonwealth by insurance companies writing fire, homeowners multiple peril or commercial multiple peril policies on property situated in the commonwealth within 30 days after notice from the commissioner of such estimated expenses. The commissioner shall apportion such estimated charges among all such companies and shall assess them for the same on a fair and reasonable basis.
The line item language reads that “100 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item for the administration of the department of fire services, the state fire marshal’s office, critical incident stress programs, the Massachusetts and fire department training academies and the regional dispatch center, shall be assessed upon insurance companies writing fire, homeowners’ multiple peril or commercial multiple peril policies on property situated in the commonwealth and paid within 30 days after receipt of notice of such assessment from the commissioner of insurance; Additionally, Outside Section 67 of the FY2009 General Appropriations Act (GAA), amended the statutory provisions for the assessment.  Therefore, in FY2014, $18,226,125.33 is the estimated expense for this assessment area.

Additionally the line item language further reads that “provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 100 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item for hazardous materials emergency response shall be assessed upon insurance companies writing commercial multiple peril, non-liability portion, policies on property situated in the commonwealth and commercial auto liability policies as referenced in line 5.1 and line 19.4, respectively, in the most recent annual statement on file with the commissioner of insurance; ” Outside Section 67 of the FY2009 General Appropriations Act (GAA), amended the statutory provisions for the assessment. Therefore, in FY2014, $3,985,704.86 is the estimated expense for this assessment area.

 


Merit Rating Board Assessment

Statutory Cite: MGL C.38, acts of 2013

http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleII/Chapter38 Acts of 2013


Anticipated Billing Date: January 2014
FY14 Amount: $8,960,017.00  

Purpose: The board may expend for expenses and for legal, investigative, clerical and other assistance such sums as may be appropriated therefor; provided, however, that all costs of administration and operation of said board shall be borne by insurance companies doing motor vehicle insurance business within the commonwealth.

Basis: The commissioner of insurance shall apportion estimated costs among all such companies and shall assess them for the same on a fair and reasonable basis. Said estimated costs shall be paid to the commissioner within thirty days after the date of the notice from the commissioner of such estimated costs. The commissioner shall subsequently apportion actual costs among all such companies and shall make assessment adjustments for any variation between estimated and actual costs on a fair and reasonable basis. Such estimated and actual costs shall include an amount equal to indirect costs as determined by the commissioner of administration and finance and shall also include the cost of fringe benefits as established by the commissioner of administration and finance.

Special Maintenance (Life) Assessment

Statutory Cite: MGL C. 26, §8J

http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleII/Chapter26/Section8J
Anticipated Billing Date: March 2014
FY14 Amount: $1,014,000.00

Purpose: The Commissioner of Insurance shall make a special division of insurance maintenance assessment in each fiscal year against each life insurer licensed to do business in the commonwealth.

Basis: The assessment is made proportionately against each life insurer based on the percentage of so much of the premium as is reported on line twenty-two, columns three, four, and five of schedule T of the life insurer's most recent annual statement as compared to the total premium reported in line twenty-two, columns three, four and five of schedule T.

Attorney General's Office - Automobile Fraud Assessment

Statutory Cite: Section 3 of Chapter 399 of the Acts of 1991, as amended by section 210 of Chapter 38 of the Acts of 1995, as amended by section 4 of Chapter 279 of the Acts of 2002; Chapter 61 of the Acts of 2007 (line item 0810-0338)
 

http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Acts/2013/Chapter38


Anticipated Billing Date: March 2014
FY14 Amount: $524,804.61

Purpose: The assessment shall be used by the Attorney General for the purpose of the investigation and prosecution of automobile insurance fraud matters.

Basis: The commissioner of insurance shall make an annual assessment to be paid by members of the Automobile Insurers Bureau and the companies authorized to write private or commercial automobile insurance that are not members of the Bureau.

Attorney General's Office - Workers' Compensation Fraud Assessment

Statutory Cite: Section 3 of Chapter 399 of the Acts of 1991, as amended by section 210 of Chapter 38 of the Acts of 1995, as amended by section 4 of Chapter 279 of the Acts of 2002; Chapter 38 of the Acts of 2013

(Line item 0810-0399)

http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Acts/2013/Chapter38

Anticipated Billing Date: March 2014
FY14 Amount: $344,997.60

Purpose: The assessment shall be used by the Attorney General for the purpose of the investigation and prosecution of workers' compensation insurance fraud matters.

Basis: The commissioner of insurance shall make an annual assessment to be paid by members of the Automobile Insurers Bureau and the companies authorized to write workers' compensation insurance that are not members of the Bureau.


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/2012/Chapter 38(line item 0810-0201)


Anticipated Billing Date: April 2014
FY14 Amount: $2,023,281.77

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 2013 sets the assessment for 0810-0201 at $1,500,717.00 plus indirect and fringe costs less any unexpended balance from FY13.

 


Please contact Ilene Bither at Ilene.Bither@state.ma.us with billing questions.

 

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