MISSISSIPPI CODE
TITLE 71. LABOR AND INDUSTRY
CHAPTER 3. WORKERS' COMPENSATION GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sec. 71-3-157. Definitions

For the purposes of Sections 71-3-151 through 71-3-181, the following words shall have the meanings ascribed herein unless the context shall otherwise require:

(a) "Association" means the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Self-insurer Guaranty Association created under Section 71-3-159.

(b) "Commission" means the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission.

(c) "Compensation" means amounts payable to claimants under the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Law as defined in Section 71-3-3(j), Mississippi Code of 1972.

(d) "Covered claim" means an unpaid claim upon which compensation or medical is payable by the self-insurer under the Workers' Compensation Law if such self-insurer becomes insolvent.

(e) "Insolvent self-insurer" means a self-insurer as defined by this act which has been determined to be insolvent by a court of competent jurisdiction.

(f) "Member self-insurer" means a self-insurer as defined by this act who is a member of the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Self-insurer Guaranty Association.

(g) "Self-insurer" is an employer who has been authorized under Section 71-3-75, Mississippi Code of 1972, to insure under the Workers' Compensation Law.

(h) "Person" means any individual, corporation, partnership, association or voluntary organization.

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