2020 California Code
Insurance Code - INS
DIVISION 1 - GENERAL RULES GOVERNING INSURANCE
PART 2 - THE BUSINESS OF INSURANCE
CHAPTER 6.5 - Reinsurance Intermediaries
Section 1781.5.

Universal Citation: CA Ins Code § 1781.5 (2020)
1781.5.  

(a) For at least 10 years after expiration of each contract of reinsurance transacted by a reinsurance intermediary-broker, the reinsurance intermediary-broker shall keep a complete record for each transaction, including all of the following:

(1) The type of contract, limits, underwriting restriction, classes or risks, and territory.

(2) The period of coverage, including effective and expiration dates, cancellation provisions, and the notice required for cancellation.

(3) Reporting and settlement requirements for balances.

(4) The rate used to compute the reinsurance premium.

(5) The names and addresses of assuming reinsurers.

(6) The rates of all reinsurance commissions, including the commissions on any retrocession, handled by the reinsurance intermediary-broker.

(7) Related correspondence and memoranda.

(8) Proof of placement.

(9) Details regarding retrocession handled by the reinsurance intermediary-brokers, including the identity of retrocessionaires and the percentage of each contract assumed or ceded.

(10) Financial records, including, but not limited to, premium and loss accounts.

(11) If the reinsurance intermediary-broker procures a reinsurance contract on behalf of an admitted ceding insurer directly from the assuming reinsurer, the record of the transaction shall include written evidence that the assuming reinsurer has agreed to assume the risk. If the reinsurance intermediary-broker procures a reinsurance contract on behalf of an admitted ceding insurer that is placed through a representative of the assuming reinsurer, other than an employee thereof, the record of the transaction shall include written evidence that the reinsurer has delegated binding authority to the representative.

(b) The insurer shall have access and the right to copy and audit all accounts and records maintained by the reinsurance intermediary-broker related to its business in a form usable by the insurer.

(Added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 1009, Sec. 1.)

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