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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

14VAC5-300-40. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"The Act" means the provisions concerning reinsurance set forth in Article 3.1 (§ 38.2-1316.1 et seq.) of Chapter 13 of Title 38.2 of the Code of Virginia.

"Beneficiary" means the entity for whose sole benefit the trust described in 14VAC5-300-120, or the letter of credit described in 14VAC5-300-130, has been established and any successor of the beneficiary by operation of law, including, without limitation, any receiver, conservator, rehabilitator or liquidator.

"Certified reinsurer" has the meaning set forth in § 38.2-1316.1 of the Code of Virginia.

"Grantor" means the entity that has established a trust for the sole benefit of the beneficiary. However, when such a trust is established in conjunction with a reinsurance agreement that qualifies for credit under 14VAC5-300-120, the grantor shall not be an assuming insurer for which credit can be taken under § 38.2-1316.2 of the Code of Virginia.

"Mortgage-related security" means an obligation that is rated AA or higher (or the equivalent) by a securities rating agency recognized by the Securities Valuation Office of the NAIC and that either:

1. Represents ownership of one or more promissory notes or certificates of interest or participation in the notes (including any rights designed to assure servicing of, or the receipt or timeliness of receipt by the holders of the notes, certificates, or participation of amounts payable under, the notes, certificates or participation), that:

a. Are directly secured by a first lien on a single parcel of real estate, including stock allocated to a dwelling unit in a residential cooperative housing corporation, upon which is located a dwelling or mixed residential and commercial structure, or on a residential manufactured home as defined in 42 USCA § 5402(6), whether the manufactured home is considered real or personal property under the laws of the state in which it is located; and

b. Were originated by a savings and loan association, savings bank, commercial bank, credit union, insurance company, or similar institution that is supervised and examined by a federal or state housing authority, or by a mortgagee approved by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development pursuant to 12 USCA §§ 1709 and 1715-b, or, where the notes involve a lien on the manufactured home, by an institution or by a financial institution approved for insurance by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development pursuant to 12 USCA § 1703; or

2. Is secured by one or more promissory notes or certificates of deposit or participations in the notes (with or without recourse to the insurer of the notes) and, by its terms, provides for payments of principal in relation to payments, or reasonable projections of payments, or notes meeting the requirements of items 1 a and b of this definition.

"NAIC" means the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

"Obligations", as used in 14VAC5-300-120 A 11, means:

1. Reinsured losses and allocated loss expenses paid by the ceding company, but not recovered from the assuming insurer;

2. Reserves for reinsured losses reported and outstanding;

3. Reserves for reinsured losses incurred but not reported; and

4. Reserves for allocated reinsured loss expenses and unearned premiums.

"Promissory note" means, when used in connection with a manufactured home, a loan, advance or credit sale as evidenced by a retail installment sales contract or other instrument.

"Qualified United States financial institutions" has the meanings set forth in § 38.2-1316.1 of the Code of Virginia.

"Solvent scheme of arrangement" means a foreign or alien statutory or regulatory compromise procedure subject to requisite majority creditor approval and judicial sanction in the assuming insurer's home jurisdiction either to finally commute liabilities of duly noticed classed members or creditors of a solvent debtor or to reorganize or restructure the debts and obligations of a solvent debtor on a final basis and that may be subject to judicial recognition and enforcement of the arrangement by a governing authority outside the ceding insurer's home jurisdiction.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 38.2-1316.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Regulation 43, Case No. INS910307, § 5, eff. March 1, 1992; amended, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 4, eff. January 1, 2013; Volume 36, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2020.

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