(1) The board may calculate, levy, and collect assessments from member insurers whenever necessary for the orderly operation of the association.
(2) After its formation, the board may calculate, levy, and collect from member insurers a start up assessment to pay initial expenses of the association and to establish any necessary reserves. The start up assessment shall not exceed five hundred dollars per member insurer. For ease of administration, the share of the start up assessment levied upon and collected from each member insurer shall be the same for each member insurer, regardless of size and regardless of whether it is actively writing business in this state.
(3) Any assessment subsequent to the initial start up assessment shall be used to offset losses and/or expenses in excess of income received by the association. These assessments may be made as often as the board determines is necessary. Each member insurer shall be assessed a proportionate share based on the sum of "direct premiums earned" in this state on the reporting line for "medical malpractice" and for "other liability" (currently lines 11 and 17, of page 14), on the member insurer's most recent annual statement to the commissioner. Member insurers reporting zero "direct premiums earned" on the member insurer's most recent annual statement to the commissioner, will not be assessed.
(4) Assessments are due thirty days after mailing. Any member insurer failing to remit its assessment when due is subject to revocation of its certificate of authority.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
. WSR 94-02-053 (Order R 93-18), § 284-87-070, filed 12/30/93, effective 1/30/94.]