2006 Georgia Code - 33-49-2

33-49-2. As used in this chapter, the term: (1) 'Actuary' means a person who is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Actuaries. (2) 'Controlling person' means any person, firm, association, or corporation who directly or indirectly has the power to direct or cause to be directed the management, control, or activities of the reinsurance intermediary. (3) 'Insurer' means any person, firm, association, or corporation duly licensed in this state pursuant to the applicable provisions of the insurance law as an insurer. (4) 'Licensed producer' means an agent, broker, or reinsurance intermediary licensed pursuant to the applicable provision of this title. (5) 'Qualified United States financial institution' means an institution that: (A) Is organized or, in the case of a United States office of a foreign banking organization, licensed under the laws of the United States or any state thereof; (B) Is regulated, supervised, and examined by United States federal or state authorities having regulatory authority over banks and trust companies; and (C) Has been determined by either the Commissioner or the Securities Valuation Office of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners to meet such standards of financial condition and standing as are considered necessary and appropriate to regulate the quality of financial institutions whose letters of credit will be acceptable to the Commissioner. (6) 'Reinsurance intermediary' means a reinsurance intermediary broker or a reinsurance intermediary manager as these terms are defined in paragraphs (7) and (8) of this Code section. (7) 'Reinsurance intermediary broker' or 'broker' means any person, other than an officer or employee of the ceding insurer, firm, association, or corporation who solicits, negotiates, or places reinsurance cessions or retrocessions on behalf of a ceding insurer without the authority or power to bind reinsurance on behalf of such insurer. (8) 'Reinsurance intermediary manager' or 'manager' means any person, firm, association, or corporation who has authority to bind or manages all or part of the assumed reinsurance business of a reinsurer, including the management of a separate division, department, or underwriting office, and acts as an agent for such reinsurer whether known as a reinsurance intermediary manager, manager, or other similar term. Notwithstanding the above, for the purposes of this chapter the following persons shall not be considered as reinsurance intermediary managers with respect to such reinsurer: (A) An employee of the reinsurer; (B) A United States manager of the United States branch of an alien reinsurer; (C) An underwriting manager which, pursuant to contract, manages all the reinsurance operations of the reinsurer, is under common control with the reinsurer, subject to Chapter 13 of this title, and whose compensation is not based on the volume of premiums written; or (D) The manager of a group, association, pool, or organization of insurers which engages in joint underwriting or joint reinsurance and who is subject to examination by the commissioner of insurance of the state in which the manager´s principal business office is located. (9) 'Reinsurer' means any person, firm, association, or corporation duly licensed in this state pursuant to the applicable provisions of this title as an insurer with the authority to assume reinsurance. (10) 'To be in violation' means that the reinsurance intermediary, insurer, or reinsurer for whom the reinsurance intermediary was acting failed to substantially comply with the provisions of this chapter.

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