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40-3404. Annual premium surcharge; collection by insurer; penalty for failure of insurer to comply; basis of amount of premium surcharge. (a) Except for any health care provider whose participation in the fund has been terminated pursuant to subsection (i) of K.S.A. 40-3403, and amendments thereto, the board of governors shall levy an annual premium surcharge on each health care provider who has obtained basic coverage and upon each self-insurer for each year. This provision shall not apply to optometrists and pharmacists on or after July 1, 1991, nor to physical therapists on or after July 1, 1995, nor to health maintenance organizations on and after July 1, 1997. Such premium surcharge shall be an amount based upon a rating classification system established by the board of governors which is reasonable, adequate and not unfairly discriminating. The annual premium surcharge upon the university of Kansas medical center for persons engaged in residency training, as described in paragraph (1) of subsection (r) of K.S.A. 40-3401, and amendments thereto, shall be based on an assumed aggregate premium of $600,000. The annual premium surcharge upon the employers of persons engaged in residency training, as described in paragraph (2) of subsection (r) of K.S.A. 40-3401, and amendments thereto, shall be based on an assumed aggregate premium of $400,000. The surcharge on such $400,000 amount shall be apportioned among the employers of persons engaged in residency training, as described in paragraph (2) of subsection (r) of K.S.A. 40-3401, and amendments thereto, based on the number of residents employed as of July 1 of each year. The annual premium surcharge upon any nonprofit corporation organized to administer the graduate medical education programs of community hospitals or medical care facilities affiliated with the university of Kansas school of medicine shall be based upon an assumed aggregate premium of $10,000. The surcharge on such assumed aggregate premium shall be apportioned among all such nonprofit corporations.

(b) In the case of a resident health care provider who is not a self-insurer, the premium surcharge shall be collected in addition to the annual premium for the basic coverage by the insurer and shall not be subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 40-252, 40-955 and 40-2801 et seq., and amendments thereto. The amount of the premium surcharge shall be shown separately on the policy or an endorsement thereto and shall be specifically identified as such. Such premium surcharge shall be due and payable by the insurer to the board of governors within 30 days after the annual premium for the basic coverage is received by the insurer. Within 15 days immediately following the effective date of this act, the board of governors shall send to each insurer information necessary for their compliance with this subsection. The certificate of authority of any insurer who fails to comply with the provisions of this subsection shall be suspended pursuant to K.S.A. 40-222, and amendments thereto, until such insurer shall pay the annual premium surcharge due and payable to the board of governors. In the case of a nonresident health care provider or a self-insurer, the premium surcharge shall be paid upon submitting documentation of compliance with K.S.A. 40-3402, and amendments thereto.

(c) In setting the amount of such surcharge, the board of governors may require any health care provider who has paid a surcharge for less than 24 months to pay a higher surcharge than other health care providers.

History: L. 1976, ch. 231, § 4; L. 1980, ch. 143, § 2; L. 1983, ch. 160, § 2; L. 1984, ch. 238, § 4; L. 1985, ch. 166, § 3; L. 1986, ch. 229, § 29; L. 1986, ch. 179, § 4; L. 1986, ch. 184, § 4; L. 1986, ch. 181, § 7; L. 1987, ch. 176, § 3; L. 1990, ch. 175, § 4; L. 1991, ch. 139, § 5; L. 1994, ch. 155, § 4; L. 1995, ch. 145, § 4; L. 1997, ch. 134, § 3; L. 2001, ch. 204, § 4; L. 2010, ch. 55, § 2; L. 2014, ch. 56, § 10; July 1.



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