Article - State Government
(a) (1) The Division shall evaluate each medical professional liability insurance and homeowner’s insurance matter pending before the Commissioner to determine whether the interests of insurance consumers are affected.
(2) If the Division determines that the interests of insurance consumers are affected, the Division may appear before the Commissioner and courts on behalf of insurance consumers in each matter or proceeding over which the Commissioner has original jurisdiction.
(b) (1) The Division shall review any rate increase of 10% or more filed with the Commissioner by a medical professional liability insurer or homeowner’s insurer.
(2) If the Division finds that the rate increase is excessive, inadequate, or unfairly discriminatory, the Division shall appear before the Commissioner on behalf of insurance consumers in any hearing on the rate filing.
(c) As the Division considers necessary, the Division shall conduct investigations and request the Commissioner to initiate an action or proceeding to protect the interests of insurance consumers.