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Code of Virginia
Title 38.2. Insurance
Chapter 16. Virginia Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association

§ 38.2-1607. Plan of operation.

A. 1. The plan of operation and any amendments to it shall be submitted to the Commission by the Association and shall not become effective until approved by the Commission in writing. The Commission shall approve the plan or amendment to the plan if it complies with this chapter and assures the fair, reasonable, and equitable administration of the Association.

2. The plan of operation approved under former § 38.1-764 shall remain in effect until modified in accordance with subdivision 3 of this subsection.

3. If the Association fails to submit suitable amendments to the plan, the Commission shall, after notice and hearing, adopt and promulgate any reasonable rules that are necessary or advisable to effect this chapter. Those rules shall continue in force until modified by the Commission or superseded by a plan or amendments submitted by the Association and approved by the Commission.

B. All member insurers shall comply with the plan of operation.

C. The plan of operation shall:

1. Establish the procedures for exercising the powers and duties of the Association under § 38.2-1606.

2. Establish procedures for handling assets of the Association.

3. Establish the amount and method of reimbursing members of the board of directors under § 38.2-1605.

4. Establish procedures by which claims may be filed with the Association and establish acceptable forms of proof of covered claims. Notice of claims to the receiver or liquidator of the insolvent insurer shall be deemed notice to the Association or its agent and a list of those claims shall be periodically submitted to the Association or similar organizations in another state by the receiver or liquidator.

5. Establish regular places and times for meetings of the board of directors.

6. Establish procedures for records to be kept of all financial transactions of the Association, its agents, and the board of directors.

7. Provide that any member insurer aggrieved by any final action or decision of the Association may appeal to the Commission within thirty days after the action or decision.

8. Establish the procedures for submitting to the Commission the names of elected members of the board of directors.

9. Contain additional provisions necessary or proper for the execution of the powers and duties of the Association.

D. The plan of operation may provide that any or all powers and duties of the Association, except those under subdivision 3 of subsection A of § 38.2-1606 and subdivision 2 of subsection B of § 38.2-1606, shall be delegated to a corporation, association, or other organization that performs or will perform functions similar to those of this Association, or its equivalent, in two or more states. The corporation, association or organization shall be compensated for providing those and any other permissible services. A delegation under this subsection shall take effect only with the approval of both the board of directors and the Commission. The delegation may be made only to a corporation, association, or organization that extends protection which is substantially no less favorable or effective than that provided by this chapter.

1970, c. 766, § 38.1-764; 1986, c. 562.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.