2017 Arkansas Code
Title 23 - Public Utilities and Regulated Industries
Subtitle 3 - Insurance
Chapter 64 - Licensees, Agents, Brokers, Adjusters, and Consultants
Subchapter 4 - Managing General Agents Act
§ 23-64-405. Reporting requirements

Universal Citation: AR Code § 23-64-405 (2017)
  • (a) The insurer shall have on file an independent financial examination, in a form acceptable to the Insurance Commissioner, of each managing general agent with which it has done business.
  • (b) If a managing general agent establishes loss reserves, the insurer shall annually obtain the opinion of an actuary attesting to the adequacy of loss reserves established for losses incurred and outstanding on business produced by the managing general agent. This is in addition to any other required loss reserve certification.
  • (c) The insurer shall periodically, and not less often than semiannually, conduct an on-site review of the underwriting and claims processing operations of the managing general agent.
  • (d) Binding authority for all reinsurance contracts or participation in insurance or reinsurance syndicates shall rest with an officer of the insurer, who shall not be affiliated with the managing general agent.
  • (e)
    • (1) Within thirty (30) days of entering into or termination of a contract with a managing general agent, the insurer shall provide written notification of such appointment or termination to the commissioner.
    • (2) Notices of appointment of a managing general agent shall include a statement of duties which the applicant is expected to perform on behalf of the insurer, the lines of insurance for which the applicant is to be authorized to act, and any other information the commissioner may request.
  • (f)
    • (1) An insurer shall review its books and records each quarter to determine if any agent has become, by operation of § 23-64-402(c), a managing general agent as defined in § 23-64-402(c).
    • (2) If the insurer determines that an agent has become a managing general agent pursuant to § 23-64-402(c), the insurer shall promptly notify the agent and the commissioner of such a determination, and the insurer and agent must fully comply with the provisions of this subchapter within thirty (30) days.
  • (g)
    • (1) An insurer shall not appoint to its board of directors an officer, director, employee, subagent, or controlling shareholder of its managing general agents.
    • (2) This subsection does not apply to relationships governed by the Insurance Holding Company Regulatory Act, § 23-63-501 et seq.
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