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§ 9-410. Presence of insurer personnel in state required; toll-free telephone numbers

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLabor and Employment

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Labor and Employment
Title 9. Workers' Compensation (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Insurance Coverage (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-410
§ 9-410. Presence of insurer personnel in state required; toll-free telephone numbers
Claims handlers and adjusters
(a) An insurer that provides workers' compensation insurance in the State shall have in the State competent individuals who:
(1) handle and adjust each disputed workers' compensation claim in the State for the insurer; and
(2) possess the knowledge and experience to handle and adjust each disputed claim.
Toll-free telephone number
(b) An insurer that provides workers' compensation insurance in the State shall establish a toll-free telephone number through which an insured or claimant, or a representative of an insured or claimant, may make direct telephone inquiries during regular business hours.
Fine
(c) The Commission may assess a fine not exceeding $1,000 on an insurer that does not comply with this section.

Credits

Added by Acts 2000, c. 468, § 1, eff. June 1, 2000. Amended by Acts 2001, c. 29, § 1, eff. April 10, 2001; Acts 2001, c. 609, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2001.
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-410, MD LABOR & EMPLY § 9-410
Current through legislation effective through June 1, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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