California Regulations 15498

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§ 15498 Insurance Coverage

(a) Any group self insurer or group member shall be permitted to insure all or part of its liability to secure the payment of compensation pursuant to Labor Code Section 3700 by obtaining a standard workers' compensation insurance policy issued by an admitted carrier. Complete insurance coverage of a group member's workers' compensation liabilities under a standard workers' compensation insurance policy shall be good cause for revocation of the group member's Affiliate Certificate of Consent to Self Insure. Complete insurance coverage for all members of a group self insurer or a number of group members sufficient to reduce the size of the group self insurer to the extent that it no longer meets net worth and/or financial requirements to operate as a group self insurer shall be good cause for revocation of the group self insurer's Certificate of Consent to Self Insure.

(b) Each group self insurer shall provide the Manager with information regarding any standard workers' compensation insurance policies, specific excess workers' compensation insurance coverage, and/or any aggregate excess (stop loss) workers' compensation insurance coverage obtained for the group self insurer or any group.

(c) The Group Administrator of the group self insurer shall provide a Certificate of Insurance, a copy of the workers' compensation insurance policy or policies maintained by the group self insurer or its group members, including any binders or endorsements, and copies of insurer loss runs related to the group self insurer or any group member upon request of the Manager.

(d) A group self insurer that elects to purchase an aggregate excess policy shall not be given any credit or reductions in its security deposit requirement based on its aggregate excess coverage.

(e) A group self insurer or group member may sell off any or all of its workers' compensation liabilities through the purchase of a special excess workers' compensation insurance policy or policies pursuant to Labor Code Section 3702.8(c).

Note: Authority cited: Sections 54, 55 and 3702.10, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 59, 129, 3700, 3701, 3701.5, 3702, 3702.8, 3740, 3743 and 3744, Labor Code.