Sec. 31-279-1. Claims administration. (a) As a condition of procuring a certificate of self-insurance or a license to write workers’ compensation insurance, each self-insurer or carrier shall maintain a staff of claims adjusters or attorneys of sufficient size to attend hearings in the various districts at times convenient to the injured employee and the compensation commissioner.
(b) The employer, and his service company where applicable, shall complete a certification of servicing for self-insurers form and file it with the chairman or his designee.
(c) The chairman or his designee shall be notified immediately of any change of third party administrator.
(d) The claims administrator shall notify the chairman or his designee in writing within fourteen (14) days of a self-insured employer’s failure to provide adequate funding for timely payment of benefits.
(Effective October 1, 1996)