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Chapter 8. Office of the Director
Subchapter 2. Administration of Self-Insurance Plans
Article 13. Group Self Insurance

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§15488. Initial Issuance of the Certificate of Consent to Self Insure and Notice to Employees of Self Insured Status.

(a) No group self insurer applicant or affiliate group self insure applicant may commence self insurance until the applicant has posted the required security deposit with the Department of Industrial Relations through the Office of Self Insurance Plans and has submitted proof of specific excess insurance pursuant to Section 15478 of these regulations.

(b) The group member shall prominently display the original or a copy of the Certificate of Consent to Self Insure at the group member's place of business in California.

(c) Notice to employees of workers' compensation coverage as required by Labor Code Section 3550 shall be accomplished by display of a copy of the group member's Affiliate Certificate of Consent to Self Insure accompanied by a notice stating the name of the person(s) or administrative agency responsible for claims adjustment.

(d) If a private group self insurer or affiliate group member is required to provide evidence of its approved self insured status to prove compliance with Labor Code Section 3700, the Manager shall provide to the Group Administrator certification of self insurance to be distributed by the Group Administrator for this purpose One can determine whether an employer is self insured or not electronically at the website of the Office of Self Insurance Plans at http://sip.dir.ca.gov/. Beginning April 1, 2009, there is a ten dollar ($10) fee for signed certification of self insured status.


     Note: Authority cited: Sections 54, 55 and 3702.10, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 59, 3700, 3701, 3702, 3702.10 and 3550, Labor Code.  


 HISTORY 

1. New section filed 3-2-2009; operative 3-2-2009 pursuant to  GovernmentCode section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 10).

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