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Ins 17.25(12m)(c)7. 7. For a class 6 physician: - See PDF for table PDF
Ins 17.25(12m)(c)8. 8. For a class 7 physician: - See PDF for table PDF
Ins 17.25(12m)(c)9. 9. For a class 9 physician: - See PDF for table PDF
Ins 17.25(14) (14)Plan business; cancellation and nonrenewal.
Ins 17.25(14)(a)(a) The plan may not cancel or refuse to renew a policy except for one or more of the following reasons:
Ins 17.25(14)(a)1. 1. Nonpayment of premium.
Ins 17.25(14)(a)2. 2. Revocation of the license of the insured by the appropriate licensing board.
Ins 17.25(14)(a)3. 3. Revocation of accreditation, registration, certification or other approval issued to the insured by a state or federal agency or national board, association or organization.
Ins 17.25(14)(a)4. 4. If the insured is not licensed, accredited, registered, certified or otherwise approved, failure to provide evidence that the insured continues to provide health care services in accordance with the code of ethics applicable to the insured's profession, if the board requests such evidence.
Ins 17.25(14)(b) (b) Each notice of cancellation or nonrenewal under par. (a) shall include a statement of the reason for the cancellation or nonrenewal and a conspicuous statement that the insured has the right to a hearing as provided in sub. (16).
Ins 17.25(15) (15)Commission.
Ins 17.25(15)(a)(a) If the application designates a licensed agent, the plan shall pay the agent a commission for each new or renewal policy issued, as follows:
Ins 17.25(15)(a)1. 1. To a health care provider specified in sub. (5) (a) to (e) or (m), 15% of the premium or $150, whichever is less.
Ins 17.25(15)(a)2. 2. To a health care provider specified in sub. (5) (f) to (L) or (n), 5% of the annual premium or $2,500 per policy period, whichever is less.
Ins 17.25(15)(b) (b) An agent need not be listed by the insurer that acts as the plan's servicing company to receive a commission under par. (a).
Ins 17.25(15)(c) (c) If the applicant does not designate an agent on the application, the plan shall retain the commission.
Ins 17.25(16) (16)Right to hearing. Any person satisfying the conditions specified in s. 227.42 (1), Stats., may request a hearing under ch. Ins 5 within 30 days after receiving notice of the plan's action or failure to act with respect to a matter affecting the person.
Ins 17.25(18) (18)Indemnification.
Ins 17.25(18)(a)(a) The plan shall indemnify against any cost, settlement, judgment and expense actually and necessarily incurred in connection with the defense of any action, suit or proceeding in which a person is made a party because of the person's position as any of the following:
Ins 17.25(18)(a)1. 1. A member of the board or any of its committees or subcommittees.
Ins 17.25(18)(a)2. 2. A member of or a consultant to the peer review council under s. 655.275, Stats.
Ins 17.25(18)(a)3. 3. A member of the plan.
Ins 17.25(18)(a)4. 4. The manager or an officer or employee of the plan.
Ins 17.25(18)(b) (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply if the person is judged, in the action, suit or proceeding, to be liable because of willful or criminal misconduct in the performance of the person's duties under par. (a) 1. to 4.
Ins 17.25(18)(c) (c) Paragraph (a) does not apply to any loss, cost or expense on a policy claim under the plan.
Ins 17.25(18)(d) (d) Indemnification under par. (a) does not exclude any other legal right of the person indemnified.
Ins 17.25(19) (19)Applicability. Each person insured by the plan is subject to this section as it existed on the effective date of the person's policy. Any change in this section during the policy term applies to the insured as of the renewal date.
Ins 17.25 History History: Emerg. cr. eff. 3-20-75; cr. Register, June, 1975, No. 234, eff. 7-1-75; emerg. am. eff. 7-28-75; emerg. r. and recr. eff. 11-1-75; r. and recr. Register, January, 1976, No. 241, eff. 2-1-76; am. (1) (b), (2), (4) (c), and (5) (a), Register, May, 1976, No. 245, eff. 6-1-76; emerg. am. (4) (b), eff. 6-22-76; am. (1) (b), (2), (4) (b) and (c) and (5) (a), Register, September, 1976, No. 249, eff. 10-1-76; am. (1) (b), (2), (4) (c), (5) (a), (5) (f), (10) (a) and (15), cr. (4) (h), Register, May, 1977, No. 257, eff. 6-1-77; am. (1) (b), (2), (4) (c), (5) (a), (10) (a) and (15), Register, September, 1977, No. 261, eff. 10-1-77; am. (1) (b), (2), (4) (b) and (c), (5) (a) and (f), and (15), Register, May, 1978, No. 269, eff. 6-1-78; am. (7) (b) 1.a., Register, March, 1979, No. 279, eff. 4-1-79; renum. from. Ins 3.35, am. (1) (b), (2), (5) (a) and (10) (a), Register, July, 1979, No. 283, eff. 8-1-79; r. and recr. (5) (a), Register, April, 1980, No. 292, eff. 5-1-80; am. (1) (b), (2), (4) (c), (5) (a), (10) (a), (12) (a) 3. and 4. and (15), r. (12) (a) 11. renum. (12) (a) 5. through 10. and 12. to be 7. through 12. and 13., cr. (12) (a) 5. and 6., Register, May, 1985, No. 353, eff. 6-1-85; emerg. am. (1) (b), (2), (4) (c) and (5) (a) 2., eff. 7-29-86; am. (1) (b), (2), (4) (c) and (5) (a) 2., Register, January, 1987, No. 373, eff. 2-1-87; emerg. am. (1) (b), (2), (4) (c), (5) (a) 3., 4. and 7., (7) (b) 2., 3. and 5., (10) (a), (12) (intro.), (14) (a) (intro.) and 1. and (15), cr. (5) (a) 11., (7m) and (14) (a) 3. and 4., renum. (5) (a) 11., (b) and (7) (b) 1. intro. to be (5) (am), (b) (intro.) and (7) (b) and am., r. (7) (b) 1. a. and b. eff. 2-16-87; am. (1) (b), (2), (4) (c), (5) (a) 3., 4. and 7., (7) (b) 2., 3. and 5., (10) (a), (12) (intro.), (14) (a) (intro.) and 1. and (15), renum. (5) (a) 11., (b) and (7) (b) 1. to be (5) (am), (b) (intro.) and (7) (b) 1. and am., cr. (5) (a) 7m and 11., (b) 1. to 3., (7) (b) 2m. and (14) (a) 3. and 4., r. (7) (b) 1. a. and b., Register, July, 1987, No. 379, eff. 8-1-87; r. (12) (a) 13. and (b) 5., cr. (5) (a) 2m. and (12m), am. (16), Register, February, 1988, No. 386, eff. 3-1-88; r. (4) (g) and (9) (b), renum. (9) (a) to be (9), Register, March, 1988, No. 387, eff. 4-1-88; cr. (10) (cm), Register, April, 1989, No. 400, eff. 5-1-89; emerg. am. (5) (b) 3., cr. (5) (b) 4., eff. 10-16-89; am. (5) (b) 3., cr. (5) (b) 4., Register, March, 1990, No. 411, eff. 4-1-90; am. (1) (a) and (c), (2), (10) (a), (b), (c) and (d), (12) (a) 2. and 3., (14) (a) (intro.) and 4., (b), r. (3), (4) (a), (c), (d), (f) and (h), (5) (am), (d), (e) and (f), (6) (a), (7), (8) (j), (11) (a), (12) (intro.), (a) 4. to 6. intro., b. and c. and 7., (b), (c) 1., 3. and 6., (12m) (c) and (13), r. and recr. (12) (a) 1., (15), (16) and (18), renum. (4) (b) and (e), (5) (a) (intro.) to 11., (5) (b) and (c), (6) (b) and (c), (8) (a) to (i), (9), (11) (b), (12) (a) 6., 8., to 12., (12) (b) 2. and 4. and (17) to be (6) (a) 1. and 2., (5) (intro.) to (m), (3) (d) and (f), (6) (b) 2. and 3., (7), (8) (a), (b) 1. to 4., (8) (a) 3. to 5., (8) (b) 5., (6) (c), (12) (a) 4. to 6., (12) (a) 5. b., (12) (c), (12) (a) 7., (12) (b) 1. and 2., and (6) (d) and am. except (3) (d) 1. to 4., cr. (3) (a) to (c) and (e), (5) (n), (6) (a) (intro.) and (b) 1., (8) (a) (intro.) and 6., (b) (intro.), (12) (b) (intro.) and (19), Register, June, 1990, No. 414, eff. 7-1-90; am. (10) (cm), Register, April, 1991, No. 424, eff. 5-1-91; am. (12m) (c) (intro.), Register, January, 1992, No. 433, eff. 2-1-92; correction in (5) (c) and (n) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, January, 1997, No. 498; correction in (12) (a) 3. made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, September, 1999, No. 525; emerg. am. (3) (d) 3., renum. (3) (d) 4. to be 5. and cr. (3) (d) 4., eff. 7-1-02; CR 02-035: am. (3) (d) 3., renum. (3) (d) 4. to be (3) (d) 5., cr. (3) (d) 4., Register September 2002 No. 561, eff. 10-1-02; corrections in (5) (c) and (n) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register October 2003 No. 574; CR 07-001: am. (12m), Register June 2007 No. 618, eff. 7-1-07; corrections in (5) (c), (n), and (8) (a) 5. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6. and 7., Stats., Register June 2009 No. 642.
Ins 17.25 Note Note: See the table of Appellate Court Citations for Wisconsin appellate cases citing s. Ins 17.25.
Ins 17.26 Ins 17.26 Payments for future medical expenses.
Ins 17.26(1)(1)Purpose. This section implements s. 655.015, Stats.
Ins 17.26(3) (3)Definitions. In this section:
Ins 17.26(3)(a) (a) "Account" means a portion of the fund allocated specifically for the medical expenses of an injured person.
Ins 17.26(3)(b) (b) "Claimant" means the injured person, the individual legally responsible for the injured person's medical expenses or the injured person's legal representative.
Ins 17.26(3)(c) (c) "Medical expenses" means charges for medical services, nursing services, medical supplies, drugs and rehabilitation services that are incurred after the date of a settlement, panel award or judgment.
Ins 17.26(4) (4)Administration.
Ins 17.26(4)(a)(a) If a settlement or judgment is subject to s. 655.015, Stats., the insurer or other person responsible for payment shall, within 30 days after the date of the settlement or judgment, pay the fund the amount in excess of $100,000 and shall provide the fund with an executed copy of the document setting forth the terms under which payments for medical expenses are to be made.
Ins 17.26(4)(b) (b) The fund shall credit each account with a proportional share of any interest earned by the fund, based on the remaining value of the account at the time the investment board declares the interest earnings. The fund shall maintain an individual record of each account as provided in s. 16.41, Stats.
Ins 17.26(4)(c) (c) Upon receipt of a claimant's request for reimbursement of medical expenses, the fund, after determining that the supplies or services provided were necessary and incidental to the injury sustained by the injured person and that the provider of the supplies or services has actually been paid, shall pay the claim from the appropriate account.
Ins 17.26(4)(d)1.1. If the fund is not satisfied that a provider has actually been paid for services or supplies provided to an injured person, the fund may make payments jointly to the claimant and the provider.
Ins 17.26(4)(d)2. 2. A claimant may, in writing, authorize direct payment to a provider.
Ins 17.26(4)(e) (e) The fund shall at least annually report to each claimant the status of the injured person's account, including the original amount, payments made since the last report and the balance remaining.
Ins 17.26(4)(f) (f) If an injured person dies and there is a balance in his or her account, the balance shall revert to the insurer or other person responsible for establishing the account.
Ins 17.26 History History: Cr. Register, November, 1976, No. 251, eff. 12-1-76; renum. from Ins 3.37, Register, July, 1979, No. 283, eff. 8-1-79; am. (3), r. (4) (b) and (f), renum. (4) (d), (e), (g) and (h) to be (4) (e) (b), (d) and (f) and am., Register, April, 1984, No. 340, eff. 5-1-84; am. (1), (3) (a) to (c) and (4), r. (2), Register, June, 1990, No. 414, eff. 7-1-90; emerg. am. (4) (a), eff. 5-28-96; am. (4) (a), Register, September, 1996, No. 489, eff. 10-1-96.
Ins 17.26 Note Note: See the table of Appellate Court Citations for Wisconsin appellate cases citing s. Ins 17.26.
Ins 17.27 Ins 17.27 Filing of financial report.
Ins 17.27(1) (1)Purpose. This section implements s. 655.27 (3) (b), (4) (d) and (5) (e), Stats., for the purpose of setting standards and techniques for accounting, valuing, reserving and reporting of data relating to the financial transactions of the fund.
Ins 17.27(2) (2)Definitions. In this section:
Ins 17.27(2)(a) (a) "Amounts in the fund," as used in s. 655.27 (5) (e), Stats., means the sum of cash and invested assets as reported in a financial report under sub. (3).
Ins 17.27(2)(b) (b) "Fiscal year," as used in s. 655.27 (4) (d), Stats., means a year commencing July 1 and ending June 30.
Ins 17.27(3) (3)Financial reports. The board shall furnish the commissioner with the financial report required by s. 655.27 (4) (d), Stats., within 60 days after the close of each fiscal year. In addition, the board shall furnish the commissioner with quarterly financial reports prepared as of September 30, December 31 and March 31 of each year within 60 days after the close of each reporting period. The board shall prescribe the format for preparing financial reports in accordance with statutory accounting principles for fire and casualty companies. Reserves for reported claims and reserves for incurred but not reported claims shall be maintained on a present value basis with the difference from full value being reported as a contra account to the loss reserve liability. Mediation fund fees collected under s. Ins 17.01 shall be indicated in the financial reports but shall not be regarded as assets or liabilities or otherwise taken into consideration in determining assessment levels to pay claims.
Ins 17.27(4) (4)Selection of actuaries. The board shall select one or more actuaries to assist in determining reserves and setting fees under s. 655.27 (3) (b), Stats. If more than one actuary is selected, the board members named by the Wisconsin medical society and the Wisconsin hospital association shall jointly select the 2nd actuary.
Ins 17.27 History History: Cr. Register, June, 1980, No. 294, eff. 7-1-80; am. (1), (2) (a) and (b) to (4), cr. (2) (intro.), Register, June, 1990, No. 414, eff. 7-1-90.
Ins 17.275 Ins 17.275 Claims information; confidentiality.
Ins 17.275(1)(1)Purpose. This section interprets ss. 19.35 (1) (a), 19.85 (1) (f), 146.82, 655.26 and 655.27 (4) (b), Stats.
Ins 17.275(2) (2)Open records; privileged or confidential fund records. Except as provided in s. 601.427 (7), Stats., records of the fund are subject to subch. II of ch. 19, Stats., and are open to inspection as required under subch. II of ch. 19, Stats. The fund may withhold and retain as confidential any record which may be withheld and retained as confidential under subch. II of ch. 19, Stats., including, but not limited to, a record which may be withheld or which is privileged under any law or the rules of evidence, as attorney work product under the rules of civil procedure, as attorney-client privileged material under s. 905.03, Stats., as a medical record under ss. 146.81 to 146.84, Stats., or as privileged under s. 601.465, Stats.
Ins 17.275(3) (3)Definition. In this section, "confidential claims information" means any document or information relating to a claim against a plan-insured health care provider in the possession of the commissioner, the board or an agent thereof, including claims records of the plan.
Ins 17.275(4) (4)Disclosure. Confidential claims information may be disclosed only as follows:
Ins 17.275(4)(a) (a) To the medical examining board as provided under s. 655.26, Stats.
Ins 17.275(4)(b) (b) As needed by the peer review council, consultants and the board under s. 655.275, Stats., and rules promulgated under that section.
Ins 17.275(4)(c) (c) As provided under s. 804.01, Stats.
Ins 17.275(4)(d) (d) To an individual, organization or agency required by law or designated by the commissioner or board to conduct a management or financial audit.
Ins 17.275(4)(e) (e) With a written authorization from the plan-insured health care provider on whose behalf the claim was defended or paid.
Ins 17.275(4)(f) (f) To the risk manager for the fund, as needed to perform the duties specified in its contract. The risk manager may not disclose confidential claims information to any 3rd party, unless the board expressly authorizes the disclosure. The board may authorize disclosure of patient health care records subject to ss. 146.81 to 146.84, Stats., only as provided in those sections.
Ins 17.275 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1988, No. 387, eff. 4-1-88; cr. (3) (e), Register, June, 1990, No. 414, eff. 7-1-90; cr. (3) (f), Register, May, 1995, No. 473, eff. 6-1-95; am., Register, September, 1999, No. 525, eff. 10-1-99.
Ins 17.275 Note Note: See the table of Appellate Court Citations for Wisconsin appellate cases citing s. Ins 17.275.
Ins 17.28 Ins 17.28 Health care provider fees.
Ins 17.28(1) (1)Purpose. This section implements s. 655.27 (3), Stats.
Ins 17.28(2) (2)Scope. This section applies to fees charged to providers for participation in the fund, but does not apply to fees charged for operation of the mediation system under s. 655.61, Stats.
Ins 17.28(3) (3)Definitions. In this section:
Ins 17.28(3)(a) (a) "Annual fee" means the amount established under sub. (6) for each class or type of provider.
Ins 17.28(3)(b) (b) "Begin operation" means for a provider other than a natural person to start providing health care services in this state.
Ins 17.28(3)(bm) (bm) "Begin practice" means to start practicing in this state as a medical or osteopathic physician or nurse anesthetist or to become ineligible for an exemption from ch. 655, Stats.
Ins 17.28(3)(c) (c) "Class" means a group of physicians whose specialties or types of practice are similar in their degree of exposure to loss. The specialties and types of practice and the applicable Insurance Services Office, Inc., codes included in each fund class are the following:
Ins 17.28(3)(d) (d) "Fiscal year" means each period beginning each July 1 and ending each June 30.
Ins 17.28(3)(e) (e) "Permanently cease operation" means for a provider other than a natural person to stop providing health care services with the intent not to resume providing such services in this state.
Ins 17.28(3)(f) (f) "Permanently cease practice" means to stop practicing as a medical or osteopathic physician or nurse anesthetist with the intent not to resume that type of practice in this state.
Ins 17.28(3)(g) (g) "Primary coverage" means health care liability insurance meeting the requirements of subch. III of ch. 655, Stats.
Ins 17.28(3)(h) (h) "Provider" means a health care provider, as defined in s. 655.001 (8), Stats.
Ins 17.28(3)(hm) (hm) "Resident" means a licensed physician engaged in an approved postgraduate medical education or fellowship program in any specialty specified in par. (c) 1. to 4.
Ins 17.28(3)(i) (i) "Temporarily cease practice" means to stop practicing in this state for any period of time because of the suspension or revocation of a provider's license, or to stop practicing for at least 90 consecutive days for any other reason.
Ins 17.28(3e) (3e)Primary coverage required. Each provider shall ensure that primary coverage for the provider and the provider's employees other than employees excluded from fund coverage under par. (b), is in effect on the date the provider begins practice or operation and for all periods during which the provider practices or operates in this state. A provider does not have fund coverage for any of the following:
Ins 17.28(3e)(a) (a) Any period during which primary coverage is not in effect.
Ins 17.28(3e)(b) (b) Any employee who is a health care practitioner under the circumstances described in s. 655.005 (2), Stats.
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