Florida: Hearing to focus on insurers' standards and practices
A hearing on the notice of proposed rulemaking of 69L-24, F.A.C., Workers' Compensation Insurers' Standards and Practices, will be held on Wed., Aug. 5, 2009, from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 104 J Hartman Bldg., 2012 Capital Circle SE, Tallahassee.
The purpose and effect of this rule chapter is to establish uniform guidelines under which the Department of Financial Services, Division of Workers' Compensation will monitor, audit and investigate regulated entities to ensure compliance with statutory obligations under Chapter 440, Florida Statutes, including requirements to provide timely payment of workers' compensation benefits to injured workers, to timely pay medical bills to providers, and to timely report workers' compensation data to the department. The purpose and effect is also to establish uniform guidelines to penalize regulated entities for failure to provide timely payment of workers' compensation benefits to injured workers, for failure to timely pay medical bills to providers, and for failure to timely report workers' compensation information or data to the department, based on findings made during the process of monitoring, auditing and investigating those regulated entities. The notice is available at www.fldfs.com/wc/pdf/notice69L-24.pdf.
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July 30, 2009
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