33-22-1316. Administration of reinsurance payments. (1) Claims that are incurred during a benefit year and are submitted for reimbursement in the following benefit year by the date established by the board in the plan of operation will be allocated to the benefit year in which they are incurred. Claims submitted after the date established by the board following the benefit year in which they were incurred will be allocated to the next benefit year in accordance with the board's operating rules, policies, and procedures.
(2) If funds accumulated in the reinsurance program account in the state special revenue fund with respect to a benefit year are expected to be insufficient to pay all program expenses, claims for reimbursement, and other disbursements allocable to that benefit year, all claims for reimbursement allocable to that benefit year must be reduced proportionately to the extent necessary to prevent a deficiency in the funds for that benefit year. Any reduction in claims for reimbursement with respect to a benefit year must apply to all claims that are allocated to that benefit year without regard to when those claims were submitted for reimbursement, and any reduction must be applied to each claim in the same proportion.
(3) If funds accumulated in the reinsurance program account in the state special revenue fund exceed the actual claims for reimbursement and program expenses of the association in a given benefit year, the board shall use such excess funds to pay reinsurance claims in successive benefit years and may recommend to the commissioner a reduction in the assessment amount for the following year.
(4) For each applicable benefit year, the board shall notify eligible health insurers of reinsurance payments to be made for the applicable benefit year by the date established by the board in the plan of operation in the year following the applicable benefit year.
(5) By August 15 of the year following the applicable benefit year, the board shall disburse all applicable reinsurance payments payable to an eligible health insurer.