Florida Regulations 69L-5.216

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§ 69L-5.216 Provision of Benefits and a Safe Working Environment by Self-Insurers.

(1) It shall be the sole responsibility of Current Self-Insurers and Former Self-Insurers to provide for competent persons to service their self-insurance program in the areas of claims adjusting, safety engineering and loss control. This shall be done through either the use of their own employees, who are determined by the Department to have experience in these areas, or by contracting with a Qualified Servicing Entity approved by the Department to provide these services. A list of Qualified Servicing Entities may be obtained by contacting the Department at:

Department of Financial Services Division of Workers' Compensation Bureau of Monitoring and Audit/Self-Insurance 200 East Gaines Street Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4224

(2) Current Self-Insurers and Former Self-Insurers choosing to use their own employees to provide these services must obtain prior approval from the Department and shall submit Form DFS-F2-SI-19 (Certification of Servicing for Self-Insurers), effective 08/09, as incorporated by reference, within thirty (30) days of a change in servicing arrangement and at least every three (3) years thereafter. Resumes of employees with experience in these areas must be provided for approval.

(3) Current Self-Insurers or Former Self-Insurers contracting with Qualified Servicing Entities must file Form DFS-F2-SI-19 (Certification of Servicing for Self-Insurers), effective 08/09, within thirty (30) days of entering into a servicing contract.

(a) For Governmental Entities, Form DFS-F2-SI-19 (Certification of Servicing for Self-Insurers), effective 08/09, shall be obtained from and submitted to the:

Department of Financial Services Division of Workers' Compensation Bureau of Monitoring and Audit/Self-Insurance 200 East Gaines Street Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4224

(b) For FSIGA Members, Form DFS-F2-SI-19 (Certification of Servicing for Self-Insurers), effective 08/09, shall be obtained from and submitted to the:

Florida Self-Insurers Guaranty Association, Inc. 1427 E. Piedmont Dr., 2nd Floor Tallahassee, Florida 32308

(4) Failure to submit the required Form DFS-F2-SI-19 (Certification of Servicing for Self-Insurers), effective 08/09, shall constitute good cause for revocation of the self-insurance authorization in addition to civil penalties specified in Rule 69L-5.217, F.A.C.

(5) In the event that self-insured claims are transferred to a new Qualified Servicing Entity or the self-insurer assumes responsibility for provision of these services in-house, the previous Qualified Servicing Entity shall provide an accounting of all claims files and claims data sufficiently detailed to permit the new Qualified Servicing Entity or the self-insurer to establish accurate claims, reserving, and accounting data.

Rulemaking Authority 440.38(1), (2), (3), 440.385(6), 440.525(2), 440.591 FS. Law Implemented 440.38(1), (2), (3), 440.385(1), (3), (6), 440.525 FS. HistoryNew 3-9-10.