627.4238 Health insurer examinations.—The office may examine each authorized health insurer which transacts health insurance in this state. The purpose of the examination is to ascertain compliance by the insurer with the applicable provisions of this chapter. In lieu of the examination, the office may accept the report of a similar examination made by the insurance supervisory official of this state or another state. The reasonable cost of the examination shall be paid by the person examined, and such person is subject to the provisions of s. 624.320. Any examination is also subject to the applicable provisions of ss. 624.318, 624.319, 624.321, and 624.322. An examination under this section may not exceed 10 working days in length, may not be conducted more often than annually, and may not be conducted during the same calendar year as a market conduct examination conducted by the office, except in a case in which the office has prima facie evidence of a violation of this chapter or of chapter 626, which violation is of a nature so as to provide an immediate danger to the insurance-consuming public.
History.—ss. 3, 10, ch. 84-235; s. 114, ch. 92-318; s. 1123, ch. 2003-261.