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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 14. Insurance
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission, Bureau of Insurance
Chapter 265. Rules Governing Corporate Governance Annual Disclosures

14VAC5-265-30. Filing Procedures.

A. An insurer, or the insurance group of which the insurer is a member, required to file a CGAD by the Act shall, no later than June 1 of each calendar year, submit to the commission a CGAD that contains the information described in 14VAC5-265-40.

B. The CGAD must include a signature of the insurer's or insurance group's chief executive officer or corporate secretary attesting to the best of that individual's belief and knowledge that the insurer or insurance group has implemented the corporate governance practices and that a copy of the CGAD has been provided to the insurer's or insurance group's board of directors or the appropriate committee thereof.

C. The insurer or insurance group shall have discretion regarding the appropriate format for providing the information required by this chapter and is permitted to customize the CGAD to provide the most relevant information, appropriate to the nature, scale, and complexity of the operations of the insurer or insurance group that is necessary to permit the commission to gain an understanding of the corporate governance structure, policies, and practices utilized by the insurer or insurance group.

D. For purposes of completing the CGAD, the insurer or insurance group may choose to provide information on governance activities that occur at the ultimate controlling parent level, an intermediate holding company level, or the individual legal entity level, depending upon how the insurer or insurance group has structured its system of corporate governance. The insurer or insurance group is encouraged to make the CGAD disclosures at the level at which (i) the insurer's or insurance group's risk appetite is determined; (ii) the earnings, capital, liquidity, operations, and reputation of the insurer are overseen collectively and at which the supervision of those factors are coordinated and exercised; or (iii) the legal liability for failure of general corporate governance duties would be placed. If the insurer or insurance group determines the level of reporting based on these criteria, it shall indicate which of the three criteria was used to determine the level of reporting and explain any subsequent changes in level of reporting.

E. Notwithstanding subsection A of this section, if the CGAD is completed at the insurance group level, then it must be filed with the lead state of the group in accordance with § 38.2-1334.12 of the Code of Virginia. In these instances, a copy of the CGAD must also be provided to the chief insurance regulatory official of any state in which the insurance group has a domestic insurer, upon request.

F. An insurer or insurance group may comply with this section by referencing other existing documents (e.g., Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Summary Report, Holding Company Form B or F Filings, Securities and Exchange Commission Proxy Statements, foreign regulatory reporting requirements, etc.) if the documents provide information that is comparable to the information described in 14VAC5-265-40. The insurer or insurance group shall clearly reference the location of the relevant information within the CGAD and attach the referenced document if it is not already filed or available to the commission.

G. Each year following the initial filing of the CGAD, the insurer or insurance group shall file an amended version of the previously filed CGAD, indicating where changes have been made. If no changes were made in the information or activities reported by the insurer or insurance group, the filing should so state.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 34, Issue 06, eff. January 1, 2018.

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