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

Sec. 71-3-165. Submission of plan of operation

(1) The association shall submit to the commission a plan of operation and any amendments thereto necessary or suitable to assure the fair, reasonable and equitable administration of the association. The plan of operation and any amendments thereto shall become effective upon approval in writing by the commission.

(2) If at any time the association fails to submit suitable amendments to the plan, the commission shall, after notice and hearings, adopt and promulgate such reasonable rules as are necessary or advisable to effectuate the provisions of Sections 71-3-151 through 71-3-181. Such rules shall continue in force until modified by the commission or superseded by a plan submitted by the association and approved by the commission.

(3) All member self-insurers shall comply with the plan of operation. The plan of operation shall:

(a) Establish the procedures whereby all the powers and duties of the association under Section 71-3-163 will be performed.

(b) Establish procedures for handling assets of the association.

(c) Establish the amount and method of reimbursing members of the board of directors under Section 71-3-161.

(d) 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 such claims shall be periodically submitted to the association by said receiver or liquidator.

(e) Establish regular places and times for meetings of the board of directors.

(f) Establish procedures for records to be kept of all financial transactions of the association, its agents and the board of directors.

(g) Provide that any member self-insurer aggrieved by any final action or decision of the association may appeal to the commission within thirty (30) days after the action or decision.

(h) Establish the procedures whereby selections for the board of directors will be submitted to the commission.

(i) Contain additional provisions necessary or proper for the execution of the powers and duties of the association.

(4) The plan of operation may provide that any or all powers and duties of the association, except those under Section 71-3-163(1)(c), are delegated to a corporation, association or other organization which performs or will perform functions similar to those of this association. Such a corporation, association or organization shall be reimbursed as a servicing facility would be reimbursed, and shall be paid for its performance of any other functions of the association. A delegation under this subsection shall take effect only with the approval of both the board of directors and the commission, and may be made only to a corporation, association or organization which extends protection not substantially less favorable and effective than that provided by Sections 71-3-151 through 71-3-181.

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