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Notice of Rate Hearing

to be held November 17, 2011

Contact: Fairley McDonald, Chief Counsel



A public hearing on proposed revisions of voluntary loss costs and assigned risk rates for workers compensation insurance as filed and requested by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc. [“NCCI”], with a proposed effective date of March 1, 2012, will commence at 10:00 a.m. Central Time on Thursday, November 17, 2011, before the Commissioner of Insurance or his designee in the offices of the Alabama Department of Insurance, RSA Tower Suite 502, 201 Monroe Street, Montgomery, Alabama.


Any persons so desiring may submit a written statement in favor of or against the proposed revisions and, in addition, may make an oral statement at the hearing.


Failure of a representative of NCCI to be present at the hearing may result in denial of the requested revisions.


NCCI is advised that the hearing will be transcribed by court reporter and that the NCCI is responsible for reimbursing the Department of Insurance for the reporter’s appearance fee and cost of preparing the transcript, including reproduction of exhibits.


Any attorney not admitted to practice in Alabama (i) must make a written request to the Commissioner to appear pro hac vice and (ii) must comply with Rule VII of the Rules Governing Admission to the Alabama Bar in order to appear as counsel in proceedings before the Alabama Department of Insurance. Further information is available under the “Programs/Depts” tab at the web-site of the Alabama State Bar – www.alabar.org.