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Code of Virginia
Title 38.2. Insurance
Chapter 13. Reports, Reserves and Examinations, Insurance Holding Companies, Reinsurance Intermediaries, and Managing General Agents

§ 38.2-1334.15. NAIC and third-party consultants.

A. The Commission may retain, at the insurer's expense, third-party consultants, including attorneys, actuaries, accountants, and other experts not otherwise a part of the Commission's staff as may be reasonably necessary to assist the Commission in reviewing the CGAD and related information or the insurer's compliance with this article.

B. Any persons retained under subsection A shall be under the direction and control of the Commission and shall act in a purely advisory capacity.

C. The NAIC and third-party consultants shall be subject to the same confidentiality standards and requirements as the Commission.

D. As part of the retention process, a third-party consultant shall verify to the Commission, with notice to the insurer, that it is free of a conflict of interest and that it has internal procedures in place to monitor compliance with a conflict and to comply with the confidentiality standards and requirements of this article.

E. A written agreement with the NAIC or a third-party consultant, or both, governing sharing and use of information provided pursuant to this article shall contain the following provisions and expressly require the written consent of the insurer prior to making public information provided under this article:

1. Specific procedures and protocols for maintaining the confidentiality and security of CGAD-related information shared with the NAIC or a third-party consultant pursuant to this article;

2. Procedures and protocols for sharing by the NAIC only with other state regulators from states in which the insurance group has domiciled insurers. The agreement shall provide that the recipient agrees in writing to maintain the confidentiality and privileged status of the CGAD-related documents, materials, or other information and has verified in writing the legal authority to maintain confidentiality;

3. A provision specifying that ownership of the CGAD-related information shared with the NAIC or a third-party consultant remains with the Commission and the NAIC's or third-party consultant's use of the information is subject to the direction of the Commission;

4. A provision that prohibits the NAIC or a third-party consultant from storing the information shared pursuant to this article in a permanent database after the underlying analysis is completed;

5. A provision requiring the NAIC or third-party consultant to provide prompt notice to the Commission and to the insurer or insurance group regarding any subpoena, request for disclosure, or request for production of the insurer's CGAD-related information; and

6. A requirement that the NAIC or a third-party consultant consent to intervention by an insurer in any judicial or administrative action in which the NAIC or a third-party consultant may be required to disclose confidential information about the insurer shared with the NAIC or a third-party consultant pursuant to this article.

2017, c. 643.

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