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646.12

646.12 Administration of the fund.

646.12(1)

(1) Composition of board.

646.12(1)(a)

(a) Members.

646.12(1)(a)1.

1. The fund shall be administered by a board of directors that shall consist of the attorney general, the state treasurer, and the commissioner, each of whom shall have full voting rights, and at least 9 but not more than 11 insurer representatives of domestic, foreign, and alien insurers subject to this chapter.

646.12(1)(a)2.

2. The commissioner shall appoint the insurer representative members for 3-year terms, after considering recommendations of the other board members currently serving terms. In recommending candidates to fill the positions, the board shall consider whether all insurers subject to this chapter are fairly represented, including property and casualty insurers, life and health insurers, health maintenance organizations and service insurance corporations, and domestic and nondomestic insurers.

646.12(1)(a)3.

3. Each appointed insurer representative may designate an alternate representative to represent the insurer at any meeting of the board. Any person serving as an alternate representative shall, while serving, have all of the powers and responsibilities of the appointed insurer representative.

646.12(1)(b)

(b) Chairperson. The person to chair the board shall be elected by the members of the board annually at the first meeting after June 1.

646.12(2)

(2) General powers and duties. The board shall:

646.12(2)(a)

(a) Adopt rules for the administration of this chapter, including delegation of any part of its powers and its own procedures.

646.12(2)(b)

(b) Create standing or special committees as needed. A minority of the members of any committee may be persons not members of the board.

646.12(2)(c)

(c) Delegate to the committees any of its powers and duties under this chapter, subject to review and reconsideration by the board.

646.12(2)(d)

(d) Employ or retain the personnel necessary to carry out the fund's duties and set compensation for the personnel. Personnel employed under this paragraph are not employees of the state and are not subject to s. 20.922 or ch. 230.

646.12(2)(e)

(e) Advise and make recommendations to the commissioner on any matter related to the possible insolvency of an insurer covered by this chapter, and respond to any reasonable questions presented by the commissioner. Information, recommendations and advice under this subsection are privileged and confidential and are not open to public inspection under s. 19.35 (1).

646.12(2)(f)

(f)

646.12(2)(f)1.

1. Keep records of all meetings of the fund and of its subcommittees that involve discussions of the activities of the fund in carrying out its powers and duties under this chapter.

646.12(2)(f)2.

2. Keep confidential the records under subd. 1. pertaining to specific liquidation proceedings involving an insurer until the termination of the liquidation proceedings or until sooner ordered to make the records public by a court of competent jurisdiction.

646.12(2)(f)3.

3. Keep confidential the records under subd. 1. pertaining to specific rehabilitation proceedings involving an insurer unless ordered to make the records public by a court of competent jurisdiction.

646.12(2)(g)

(g) Negotiate and contract with any liquidator to achieve the purposes of this chapter.

646.12(2)(h)

(h) Perform other acts necessary to achieve the purposes of this chapter.

646.12(3)

(3) Compensation. Members of the board and other committee members shall receive no compensation for services but may receive reimbursement for all reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their respective duties as directors or as committee members.

646.12(4)

(4) Other powers. The fund may join an organization consisting of one or more entities of other states performing comparable functions, in order to assist the fund in carrying out its powers and duties under this chapter and otherwise further the purposes of this chapter.

646.12 - ANNOT.

History: 1979 c. 109, 355; 1985 a. 216; 1987 a. 325; 1989 a. 332; 1995 a. 236; 2003 a. 261; 2007 a. 170.

646.12 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also ch. Ins 11, Wis. adm. code.

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Wisconsin > 646 > 646.12

646.12

646.12 Administration of the fund.

646.12(1)

(1) Composition of board.

646.12(1)(a)

(a) Members.

646.12(1)(a)1.

1. The fund shall be administered by a board of directors that shall consist of the attorney general, the state treasurer, and the commissioner, each of whom shall have full voting rights, and at least 9 but not more than 11 insurer representatives of domestic, foreign, and alien insurers subject to this chapter.

646.12(1)(a)2.

2. The commissioner shall appoint the insurer representative members for 3-year terms, after considering recommendations of the other board members currently serving terms. In recommending candidates to fill the positions, the board shall consider whether all insurers subject to this chapter are fairly represented, including property and casualty insurers, life and health insurers, health maintenance organizations and service insurance corporations, and domestic and nondomestic insurers.

646.12(1)(a)3.

3. Each appointed insurer representative may designate an alternate representative to represent the insurer at any meeting of the board. Any person serving as an alternate representative shall, while serving, have all of the powers and responsibilities of the appointed insurer representative.

646.12(1)(b)

(b) Chairperson. The person to chair the board shall be elected by the members of the board annually at the first meeting after June 1.

646.12(2)

(2) General powers and duties. The board shall:

646.12(2)(a)

(a) Adopt rules for the administration of this chapter, including delegation of any part of its powers and its own procedures.

646.12(2)(b)

(b) Create standing or special committees as needed. A minority of the members of any committee may be persons not members of the board.

646.12(2)(c)

(c) Delegate to the committees any of its powers and duties under this chapter, subject to review and reconsideration by the board.

646.12(2)(d)

(d) Employ or retain the personnel necessary to carry out the fund's duties and set compensation for the personnel. Personnel employed under this paragraph are not employees of the state and are not subject to s. 20.922 or ch. 230.

646.12(2)(e)

(e) Advise and make recommendations to the commissioner on any matter related to the possible insolvency of an insurer covered by this chapter, and respond to any reasonable questions presented by the commissioner. Information, recommendations and advice under this subsection are privileged and confidential and are not open to public inspection under s. 19.35 (1).

646.12(2)(f)

(f)

646.12(2)(f)1.

1. Keep records of all meetings of the fund and of its subcommittees that involve discussions of the activities of the fund in carrying out its powers and duties under this chapter.

646.12(2)(f)2.

2. Keep confidential the records under subd. 1. pertaining to specific liquidation proceedings involving an insurer until the termination of the liquidation proceedings or until sooner ordered to make the records public by a court of competent jurisdiction.

646.12(2)(f)3.

3. Keep confidential the records under subd. 1. pertaining to specific rehabilitation proceedings involving an insurer unless ordered to make the records public by a court of competent jurisdiction.

646.12(2)(g)

(g) Negotiate and contract with any liquidator to achieve the purposes of this chapter.

646.12(2)(h)

(h) Perform other acts necessary to achieve the purposes of this chapter.

646.12(3)

(3) Compensation. Members of the board and other committee members shall receive no compensation for services but may receive reimbursement for all reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their respective duties as directors or as committee members.

646.12(4)

(4) Other powers. The fund may join an organization consisting of one or more entities of other states performing comparable functions, in order to assist the fund in carrying out its powers and duties under this chapter and otherwise further the purposes of this chapter.

646.12 - ANNOT.

History: 1979 c. 109, 355; 1985 a. 216; 1987 a. 325; 1989 a. 332; 1995 a. 236; 2003 a. 261; 2007 a. 170.

646.12 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also ch. Ins 11, Wis. adm. code.

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Statutes > Wisconsin > 646 > 646.12

646.12

646.12 Administration of the fund.

646.12(1)

(1) Composition of board.

646.12(1)(a)

(a) Members.

646.12(1)(a)1.

1. The fund shall be administered by a board of directors that shall consist of the attorney general, the state treasurer, and the commissioner, each of whom shall have full voting rights, and at least 9 but not more than 11 insurer representatives of domestic, foreign, and alien insurers subject to this chapter.

646.12(1)(a)2.

2. The commissioner shall appoint the insurer representative members for 3-year terms, after considering recommendations of the other board members currently serving terms. In recommending candidates to fill the positions, the board shall consider whether all insurers subject to this chapter are fairly represented, including property and casualty insurers, life and health insurers, health maintenance organizations and service insurance corporations, and domestic and nondomestic insurers.

646.12(1)(a)3.

3. Each appointed insurer representative may designate an alternate representative to represent the insurer at any meeting of the board. Any person serving as an alternate representative shall, while serving, have all of the powers and responsibilities of the appointed insurer representative.

646.12(1)(b)

(b) Chairperson. The person to chair the board shall be elected by the members of the board annually at the first meeting after June 1.

646.12(2)

(2) General powers and duties. The board shall:

646.12(2)(a)

(a) Adopt rules for the administration of this chapter, including delegation of any part of its powers and its own procedures.

646.12(2)(b)

(b) Create standing or special committees as needed. A minority of the members of any committee may be persons not members of the board.

646.12(2)(c)

(c) Delegate to the committees any of its powers and duties under this chapter, subject to review and reconsideration by the board.

646.12(2)(d)

(d) Employ or retain the personnel necessary to carry out the fund's duties and set compensation for the personnel. Personnel employed under this paragraph are not employees of the state and are not subject to s. 20.922 or ch. 230.

646.12(2)(e)

(e) Advise and make recommendations to the commissioner on any matter related to the possible insolvency of an insurer covered by this chapter, and respond to any reasonable questions presented by the commissioner. Information, recommendations and advice under this subsection are privileged and confidential and are not open to public inspection under s. 19.35 (1).

646.12(2)(f)

(f)

646.12(2)(f)1.

1. Keep records of all meetings of the fund and of its subcommittees that involve discussions of the activities of the fund in carrying out its powers and duties under this chapter.

646.12(2)(f)2.

2. Keep confidential the records under subd. 1. pertaining to specific liquidation proceedings involving an insurer until the termination of the liquidation proceedings or until sooner ordered to make the records public by a court of competent jurisdiction.

646.12(2)(f)3.

3. Keep confidential the records under subd. 1. pertaining to specific rehabilitation proceedings involving an insurer unless ordered to make the records public by a court of competent jurisdiction.

646.12(2)(g)

(g) Negotiate and contract with any liquidator to achieve the purposes of this chapter.

646.12(2)(h)

(h) Perform other acts necessary to achieve the purposes of this chapter.

646.12(3)

(3) Compensation. Members of the board and other committee members shall receive no compensation for services but may receive reimbursement for all reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their respective duties as directors or as committee members.

646.12(4)

(4) Other powers. The fund may join an organization consisting of one or more entities of other states performing comparable functions, in order to assist the fund in carrying out its powers and duties under this chapter and otherwise further the purposes of this chapter.

646.12 - ANNOT.

History: 1979 c. 109, 355; 1985 a. 216; 1987 a. 325; 1989 a. 332; 1995 a. 236; 2003 a. 261; 2007 a. 170.

646.12 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also ch. Ins 11, Wis. adm. code.

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