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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 14. Insurance
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission, Bureau of Insurance
Chapter 130. Rules Governing the Filing of Rates for Individual and Group Accident and Sickness Insurance

14VAC5-130-60. Filing of rates for a new policy form.

A. Each rate submission shall include (i) the applicable policy or certificate form, application, and endorsements required by § 38.2-316 of the Code of Virginia, (ii) a rate sheet, (iii) an actuarial memorandum, and (iv) all information required in SERFF.

B. The actuarial memorandum shall contain the following information:

1. A description of the type of policy, including benefits, renewability, general marketing method, and issue age limits.

2. A description of how rates and rating factors were determined, including the description and source of each assumption used.

3. The expected average annual premium per policy and per anticipated member.

4. The anticipated loss ratio and a description of how it was calculated.

5. The minimum anticipated loss ratio presumed reasonable in this chapter, as specified in 14VAC5-130-65.

6. If the anticipated loss ratio in subdivision 4 of this subsection is less than the minimum loss ratio in subdivision 5 of this subsection, supporting documentation for the use of such premiums shall also be included.

7. A certification by a qualified actuary that, to the best of the actuary's knowledge and judgment, the rate filing is in compliance with the applicable laws and regulations of this Commonwealth and the premiums are reasonable in relation to the benefits provided.

8. For individual or small employer group health insurance coverage, a certification by a qualified actuary to include (i) the methodology used to calculate the AV metal value for each plan; (ii) the appropriateness of the essential health benefit portion of premium upon which advanced payment of premium tax credits are based; (iii) the development of the index rate in accordance with federal regulations and the development of plan specific premium rates using allowable modifiers to the index rate; and (iv) the geographic rating factors, which should reflect differences only in the costs of delivery (which can include unit cost and provider practice pattern differences) and not differences in population morbidity by geographic area.

9. For student health insurance coverage, a certification by a qualified actuary to include the methodology used to calculate an AV level of coverage that meets a minimum 60%.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 38.2-223 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Regulation 22, Case No. INS810039, § 7, eff. October 1, 1981; amended, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 20, eff. July 1, 2013; Volume 32, Issue 9, eff. January 1, 2016; Volume 36, Issue 5, eff. January 1, 2020.

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