|Author||Subject: Look for the key words & letters (M) + EXEMPT|
|Retired|| Posted At 10:05:37 07/12/2001
Payment of compensation
The first installment of compensation becomes due on the 14th day after the employer has knowledge of the injury or death. On this date all compensation then due shall
be paid. Subsequent compensation shall be paid in installments, every 14 days, except where the board determines that payment in installments should be made monthly
or at some other period.
(a) The insurer or adjuster shall notify the board and the employee on a form prescribed by the board that the payment of compensation has begun or has been
increased, decreased, suspended, terminated, resumed, or changed in type. An initial report shall be filed with the board and sent to the employee within 28 days after the
date of issuing the first payment of compensation. If at any time 21 days or more pass and no compensation payment is issued, a report notifying the board and the
employee of the termination or suspension of compensation shall be filed with the board and sent to the employee within 28 days after the date the last compensation
payment was issued. A report shall also be filed with the board and sent to the employee within 28 days after the date of issuing a payment increasing, decreasing,
resuming, or changing the type of compensation paid. If the board and the employee are not notified within the 28 days prescribed by this subsection for reporting, the
insurer or adjuster shall pay a civil penalty of $100 for the first day plus $10 for each day thereafter that the notice was not given. Total penalties under this subsection
may not exceed $1,000 for a failure to file a required report. Penalties assessed under this subsection are eligible for reduction under (m) of this section. A penalty
assessed under this subsection after penalties have been reduced under (m) of this section shall be increased by 25 percent and shall bear interest at the rate established
under AS 45.45.010 .
(B)If any installment of compensation payable without an award is not paid within seven days after it becomes due, as provided in this section, there shall be added to
the unpaid installment an amount equal to 25 percent of it. This additional amount shall be paid at the same time as, and in addition to, the installment, unless notice is filed
under (d) of this section or unless the nonpayment is excused by the board after a showing by the employer that owing to conditions over which the employer had no
control the installment could not be paid within the period prescribed for the payment.
(M) On or before March 1 of each year the insurer or adjuster shall file a verified annual report on a form prescribed by the board stating the total amount of all
compensation by type, the number of claims received and the percentage controverted, medical, and related benefits, vocational rehabilitation expenses, legal fees,
including a separate total of fees paid to attorneys and fees paid for the other costs of litigation, and penalties paid on all claims during the preceding calendar year. If the
annual report is timely and complete when received by the board and provides accurate information about each category of payments, the commissioner shall review the
timeliness of the insurer's or adjuster's reports filed during the preceding year under (c) of this section. If during the preceding year the insurer or adjuster filed at least
99 percent of the reports on time, the penalties assessed under (c) of this section shall be waived. If during the preceding year the insurer or adjuster filed at least 97
percent of the reports on time, 75 percent of the penalties assessed under (c) of this section shall be waived. If during the preceding year the insurer or adjuster filed 95
percent of the reports on time, 50 percent of the penalties assessed under (c) of this section shall be waived. If during the preceding year the insurer's or adjuster's
reports have not been filed on time at least 95 percent of the time, none of the penalties assessed under (c) of this section shall be waived. The penalties that are not
waived are due and payable when the insurer or adjuster receives notification from the commissioner regarding the timeliness of the reports. If the annual report is not
filed by March 1 of each year, the insurer or adjuster shall pay a civil penalty of $100 for the first day the annual report is late, and $10 for each additional day the report
is late. If the annual report is incomplete when filed, the insurer or adjuster shall pay a civil penalty of $1,000.
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Posted At 10:37:23 07/12/2001
Here's what the Insurer does, they make out the check with the proper dates,
they just don't send the payment until 28 day, or 29 th day.
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