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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 14. Insurance
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission, Bureau of Insurance
Chapter 300. Rules Governing Credit for Reinsurance
1/19/2020

14VAC5-300-150. Reinsurance Contract.

A. Credit will not be granted, nor an asset or reduction from liability allowed, to a ceding insurer for reinsurance effected with assuming insurers meeting the requirements of 14VAC5-300-60, 14VAC5-300-70, 14VAC5-300-80, 14VAC5-300-90, 14VAC5-300-95, or 14VAC5-300-100 or otherwise in compliance with § 38.2-1316.2 of the Act unless the reinsurance agreement:

1. Includes a proper insolvency clause that stipulates that reinsurance is payable directly to the liquidator or successor without diminution regardless of the status of the ceding company;

2. Includes a provision whereby the assuming insurer, if an unauthorized assuming insurer, has submitted to the jurisdiction of an alternative dispute resolution panel or court of competent jurisdiction within the United States, has agreed to comply with all requirements necessary to give such court or panel jurisdiction, has designated an agent upon whom service of process may be effected, and has agreed to abide by the final decisions of such court or panel; and

3. Includes a proper reinsurance intermediary clause, if applicable, that stipulates that the credit risk for the intermediary is carried by the assuming insurer.

B. If the assuming insurer is not licensed, accredited, or certified to transact insurance or reinsurance in this Commonwealth, the credit permitted pursuant to § 38.2-1316.2 C 3, C 4, and G shall not be allowed unless the assuming insurer agrees in the reinsurance agreements:

1. a. That in the event of the failure of the assuming insurer to perform its obligations under the terms of the reinsurance agreement, the assuming insurer, at the request of the ceding insurer, shall submit to the jurisdiction of any court of competent jurisdiction in any state of the United States, will comply with all requirements necessary to give the court jurisdiction, and will abide by the final decision of the court or of any appellate court in the event of an appeal; and

b. To designate the commission or a designated attorney as its true and lawful attorney upon whom may be served any lawful process in any action, suit, or proceeding instituted by or on behalf of the ceding insurer.

2. This subsection is not intended to conflict with or override the obligation of the parties to a reinsurance agreement to arbitrate their disputes, if this obligation is created in the agreement.

C. If the assuming insurer does not meet the requirements of § 38.2-1316.2 C 1, 2, or 3, the credit permitted by § 38.2-1316.2 C 4 or D shall not be allowed unless the assuming insurer agrees in the trust agreements to the following conditions:

1. Notwithstanding any other provisions in the trust instrument, if the trust fund is inadequate because it contains an amount less than the amount required by § 38.2-1316.2 C 4, or if the grantor of the trust has been declared insolvent or placed into receivership, rehabilitation, liquidation, or similar proceedings under the laws of its state or country of domicile, the trustee shall comply with an order of the commissioner with regulatory oversight over the trust or with an order of a court of competent jurisdiction directing the trustee to transfer to the commissioner with regulatory oversight all of the assets of the trust fund.

2. The assets shall be distributed by and claims shall be filed with and valued by the commissioner with regulatory oversight in accordance with the laws of the state in which the trust is domiciled that are applicable to the liquidation of domestic insurance companies.

3. If the commissioner with regulatory oversight determines that the assets of the trust fund or any part thereof are not necessary to satisfy the claims of the United States ceding insurers of the grantor of the trust, the assets or part thereof shall be returned by the commissioner with regulatory oversight to the trustee for distribution in accordance with the trust agreement.

4. The grantor shall waive any right otherwise available to it under United States law that is inconsistent with this provision.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Regulation 43, Case No. INS910307, § 16, eff. March 1, 1992; amended, Volume 29, Issue 04, eff. January 1, 2013; Volume 35, Issue 05, eff. November 1, 2018.

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