A health carrier doing business in the small employer market shall file by April 1 of each year an annual actuarial opinion with the commissioner certifying that the health carrier complied with the underwriting and rating requirements of this chapter during the preceding year and that the rating methods used by the health carrier were actuarially sound. A health carrier shall retain a copy of the opinion at its principal place of business.
A health carrier doing business in the small employer market shall maintain at its principal place of business a complete and detailed description of its rating practices and renewal underwriting practices, including information and documentation that demonstrate that its rating methods and practices are based upon commonly accepted actuarial assumptions and are in accordance with sound actuarial principles.
Subsequent to the annual filing, the commissioner may request information and documentation from a health carrier describing its rating practices and renewal underwriting practices, including information and documentation that demonstrates that a health carrier's rating methods and practices are in accordance with sound actuarial principles and the requirements of this chapter. Except in cases of violations of this chapter or of another chapter, information received by the commissioner as provided under this subdivision is nonpublic.
The commissioner shall regulate premium rates charged or proposed to be charged by all health carriers in the small employer market under section 62A.02. The commissioner of health has, with respect to carriers under that commissioner's jurisdiction, all of the powers of the commissioner of commerce under that section.