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2011 Florida Statutes

F.S. 636.043
636.043 Annual, quarterly, and miscellaneous reports.
(1) Each prepaid limited health service organization must file with the office annually, within 3 months after the end of its fiscal year, a report verified by the oath of at least two officers covering the preceding calendar year. Any organization licensed prior to October 1, 1993, shall not be required to file a financial statement, as required by paragraph (2)(a), based on statutory accounting principles until the first annual report for fiscal years ending after December 31, 1994.
(2) Such report must be on forms prescribed by the commission and must include:
(a)1. A statutory financial statement of the organization prepared in accordance with statutory accounting principles, including its balance sheet, income statement, and statement of changes in cash flow for the preceding year, certified by an independent certified public accountant, or a consolidated audited financial statement of its parent company prepared on the basis of statutory accounting principles, certified by an independent certified public accountant, attached to which must be consolidating financial statements of the parent company, including the prepaid limited health service organization.
2. Any entity subject to this chapter may make written application to the office for approval to file audited financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in lieu of statutory financial statements. The office shall approve the application if it finds it to be in the best interest of the subscribers. An application for exemption is required each year and must be filed with the office at least 2 months prior to the end of the fiscal year for which the exemption is being requested.
(b) A list of the names and residence addresses of all persons responsible for the conduct of its affairs, together with a disclosure of the extent and nature of any contracts or arrangements between such persons and the prepaid limited health service organization, including any possible conflicts of interest.
(c) The number of prepaid limited health services contracts, issued and outstanding, and the number of prepaid limited health services contracts terminated.
(d) The number and amount of damage claims for medical injury initiated against the prepaid limited health service organization, and if known, any of the providers engaged by it during the reporting year, broken down into claims with and without formal legal process, and the disposition, if any, of each such claim.
(e) An actuarial report certified by a qualified independent actuary or qualified employee that:
1. The prepaid limited health service organization is actuarially sound, which certification shall consider the rates, benefits, and expenses of, and any other funds available for, the payment of obligations of the organization.
2. The rates being charged or to be charged are actuarially adequate to the end of the period for which rates have been guaranteed.
3. Incurred but not reported claims and claims reported but not fully paid have been adequately provided for.
(f) Such other information relating to the performance of the prepaid limited health service organization as is reasonably required by the commission or office.
(3) Every prepaid limited health service organization which fails to file an annual report or quarterly report in the form and within the time required by this section shall forfeit up to $500 for each day for the first 10 days during which the neglect continues and shall forfeit up to $1,000 for each day after the first 10 days during which the neglect continues; and, upon notice by the office to that effect, the organization’s authority to enroll new subscribers or to do business in this state ceases while such default continues. The office shall deposit all sums collected by it under this section to the credit of the Insurance Regulatory Trust Fund. The office may not collect more than $50,000 for each report.
(4) Each authorized prepaid limited health service organization must file a quarterly report for each calendar quarter within 45 days after the end of the quarter. The report shall contain:
(a) A financial statement prepared in accordance with statutory accounting principles. Any entity licensed before October 1, 1993, shall not be required to file a financial statement based on statutory accounting principles until the first quarterly filing after the entity files its annual financial statement based on statutory accounting principles as required by subsection (1).
(b) A listing of providers.
(c) Such other information relating to the performance of the prepaid limited health service organization as is reasonably required by the commission or office.
(5) The office may require monthly reports if the financial condition of the prepaid limited health service organization has deteriorated from previous periods or if the financial condition of the organization is such that it may be hazardous to subscribers if not monitored more frequently.
(6) Each authorized prepaid limited health service organization shall retain an independent certified public accountant, hereinafter referred to as “CPA,” who agrees by written contract with the prepaid limited health service organization to comply with the provisions of this act. The contract must state that:
(a) The CPA will provide to the prepaid limited health service organization audited statutory financial statements consistent with this act.
(b) Any determination by the CPA that the prepaid limited health service organization does not meet minimum surplus requirements as set forth in this act will be stated by the CPA, in writing, in the audited financial statement.
(c) The completed workpapers and any written communications between the CPA and the prepaid limited health service organization relating to the audit of the prepaid limited health service organization will be made available for review on a visual-inspection-only basis by the office at the offices of the prepaid limited health service organization, at the office, or at any other reasonable place as mutually agreed between the office and the prepaid limited health service organization. The CPA must retain for review the workpapers and written communications for a period of not less than 6 years.
History.s. 34, ch. 93-148; s. 1538, ch. 2003-261.