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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 14. Insurance
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission, Bureau of Insurance
Chapter 260. Rules Governing Insurance Holding Companies
6/20/2024

14VAC5-260-87. Group capital calculation.

A. Where an insurance holding company system has previously filed the annual group capital calculation at least once, the commissioner, if the lead state commissioner, has the discretion to exempt the ultimate controlling person from filing the annual group capital calculation if the commissioner makes a determination based upon that filing that the insurance holding company system meets all of the following criteria:

1. Has annual direct written and unaffiliated assumed premium (including international direct and assumed premium), but excluding premiums reinsured with the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation and Federal Flood Program, of less than $1 billion;

2. Has no insurers within its holding company structure that are domiciled outside of the United States or one of its territories;

3. Has no banking, depository, or other financial entity that is subject to an identified regulatory capital framework within its holding company structure;

4. The holding company system attests that there are no material changes in the transactions between insurers and non-insurers in the group that have occurred since the last filing of the annual group capital; and

5. The non-insurers within the holding company system do not pose a material financial risk to the insurer's ability to honor policyholder obligations.

B. Where an insurance holding company system has previously filed the annual group capital calculation at least once, the commissioner, if the lead state commissioner, has the discretion to accept in lieu of the group capital calculation a limited group capital filing if the insurance holding company system has annual direct written and unaffiliated assumed premium (including international direct and assumed premium), but excluding premiums reinsured with the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation and Federal Flood Program, of less than $1 billion, and all of the following additional criteria are met:

1. Has no insurers within its holding company structure that are domiciled outside of the United States or one of its territories;

2. Does not include a banking, depository, or other financial entity that is subject to an identified regulatory capital framework; and

3. The holding company system attests that there are no material changes in transactions between insurers and non-insurers in the group that have occurred since the last filing of the report to the commissioner, and the non-insurers within the holding company system do not pose a material financial risk to the insurers' ability to honor policyholder obligations.

C. For an insurance holding company that has previously met an exemption with respect to the group capital calculation pursuant to subsection A or B of this section, the commissioner, if the lead state commissioner, may require at any time the ultimate controlling person to file an annual group capital calculation, completed in accordance with the NAIC Group Capital Calculation Instructions, if any of the following criteria are met:

1. Any insurer within the insurance holding company system is in a Risk-Based Capital action level event as set forth in § 38.2-5503 of the Code of Virginia or a similar standard for a non-U.S. insurer;

2. Any insurer within the insurance holding company system meets one or more of the standards of an insurer deemed to be in hazardous financial condition as defined in 14VAC5-290-30; or

3. Any insurer within the insurance holding company system otherwise exhibits qualities of a troubled insurer as determined by the commissioner based on unique circumstances including the type and volume of business written, ownership and organizational structure, federal agency requests, and international supervisor requests.

D. A non-U.S. jurisdiction is considered to recognize and accept the group capital calculation if the jurisdiction satisfies the following criteria.

1.The non-U.S. jurisdiction provides confirmation by a competent regulatory authority in such jurisdiction that information regarding insurers and their parent, subsidiary, or affiliated entities, if applicable, shall be provided to the commissioner, if the lead state commissioner, in accordance with a memorandum of understanding or similar document between the commission and such jurisdiction. Such memorandum of understanding or similar document may include the International Association of Insurance Supervisors Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding or other multilateral memoranda of understanding coordinated by the NAIC. The commission shall determine, in consultation with the NAIC, if the requirements of the information sharing agreements are in force.

2. In addition to the requirements in subdivision 1 of this subsection, one of the following provisions applies:

a. The non-U.S. jurisdiction recognizes the U.S. state regulatory approach to group supervision and group capital by providing confirmation by a competent regulatory authority in such jurisdiction that insurers and insurance groups whose lead state is accredited by the NAIC shall be subject only to worldwide prudential insurance group supervision, including worldwide group governance, solvency and capital, and reporting, as applicable, by the lead state and will not be subject to group supervision, including worldwide group governance, solvency and capital, and reporting, at the level of the worldwide parent undertaking of the insurance or reinsurance group by the non-U.S. jurisdiction; or

b. Where no U.S. insurance groups operate in the non-U.S. jurisdiction, that non-U.S. jurisdiction indicates formally in writing to the lead state, with a copy to the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, that the group capital calculation is an acceptable international capital standard. This will serve as the documentation otherwise required in subdivision 2 a of this subsection.

E. 1. A list of jurisdictions that recognize and accept the group capital calculation is published by the NAIC to assist the lead state commissioner in determining which insurers shall file an annual group capital calculation. The list will clarify those situations in which an insurance company holding system may be exempted from filing a group capital calculation. The list will also identify whether a jurisdiction for an insurance company holding system that is exempted requires a group capital calculation filing for any U.S. based insurance group's operations in that non-U.S. jurisdiction.

2. For a non-U.S. jurisdiction where no U.S. insurance groups operate, the confirmation provided to meet the requirement of subdivisions D 2 b of this section will serve as support for recommendation to be published by the NAIC as a jurisdiction that recognizes and accepts the group capital calculation.

3. If the commissioner, if the lead state commissioner, makes a determination that differs from the NAIC list, the commissioner shall provide thoroughly documented justification to the NAIC and other states.

4. Upon determination by the commissioner, if the lead state commissioner, that a non-U.S. jurisdiction no longer meets one or more of the requirements to recognize and accept the group capital calculation, the commissioner may provide a recommendation to the NAIC that the non-U.S. jurisdiction be removed from the list of jurisdictions that recognize and accepts the group capital calculation.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 38.2-223 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 39, Issue 5, eff. November 1, 2022.

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