2020 California Code
Insurance Code - INS
CHAPTER 6.5 - Reinsurance Intermediaries
Section 1781.9.

Universal Citation: CA Ins Code § 1781.9 (2020)

(a) A reinsurer shall not engage the services of any person, firm, association, or corporation to act as a reinsurance intermediary-manager on its behalf, unless the person is licensed as required by subdivision (b) of Section 1781.3.

(b) A reinsurer shall annually obtain a copy of statements of the financial condition of each reinsurance intermediary-manager which the reinsurer has engaged prepared by an independent certified accountant in a form acceptable to the commissioner.

(c) If a reinsurance intermediary-manager establishes loss reserves, the reinsurer shall annually obtain the opinion of an actuary attesting to the adequacy of loss reserves or losses incurred on the business produced by the reinsurance intermediary manager. This opinion shall be in addition to any other required loss reserve certification. For purposes of this section, a reinsurance intermediary-manager shall not be considered as establishing loss reserves when the reinsurance intermediary-manager only utilizes loss reserves which are the reinsurer’s share of loss reserves established by the ceding insurer, provided that the ceding insurer has obtained the opinion of an actuary attesting to the adequacy of loss reserves established for losses incurred and outstanding on business produced by the reinsurance intermediary-manager.

(d) Binding authority for participation in reinsurance syndicates shall rest with an officer of the reinsurer who shall not be affiliated with the reinsurance intermediary-manager.

(e) Within 30 days of termination of a contract with a reinsurance intermediary-manager, the reinsurer shall provide written notification of the termination to the commissioner.

(f) A reinsurer shall not appoint to its board of directors, any officer, director, employee, controlling shareholder, or subproducer of its reinsurance intermediary-manager. This subdivision shall not apply to relationships governed by Article 4.7 (commencing with Section 1215) of Chapter 2.

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

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