31.15.15.04

.04 Filing the Complaint.

A. Plaintiff Filing a Complaint.

(1) A plaintiff filing a complaint that is required to be filed with the Administration in accordance with Insurance Article, §27-1001, Annotated Code of Maryland, shall submit the complaint to the Administration in accordance with the following procedures:

(a) The complaint shall include the information and be accompanied by the documents identified in Insurance Article, §27-1001(d)(2), Annotated Code of Maryland;

(b) The plaintiff shall file an original and one copy of the 27-1001 filing; and

(c) The 27-1001 filing shall be accompanied by a civil cover sheet.

(2) The form of the civil cover sheet shall be determined by the Administration and published by bulletin. The civil cover sheet shall be available:

(a) On the Administrationís website;

(b) At the Administrationís offices; and

(c) By mail on request of the plaintiff.

B. The 27-1001 filing and civil cover sheet shall be filed by sending them by:

(1) First-class mail addressed to the Hearing and Appeals Clerk, Maryland Insurance Administration, 200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700, Baltimore, Maryland 21202;

(2) A commercial overnight delivery service addressed to the Hearing and Appeals Clerk at the Administrationís official street address; or

(3) Hand delivery addressed to the Hearing and Appeals Clerk between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the official street address of the Administration.

C. The 27-1001 filing and civil cover sheet shall be filed in an envelope marked in bold print in the lower left corner ď27-1001 FilingĒ.