2013 Maryland Code
§ 5-910 - Rating; inactive status.

MD Ins Code § 5-910 (2013) What's This?

(a) In general. --

(1) The Commissioner shall assign a rating to each certified reinsurer based on factors the Commissioner considers relevant, giving due consideration to the financial strength ratings that have been assigned by rating agencies in accordance with regulations the Commissioner adopts.

(2) The Commissioner shall publish a list of all certified reinsurers and their ratings.

(b) Use of information from state insurance regulatory agencies. -- If an applicant for certification has been certified as a reinsurer by the insurance regulatory agency of a state accredited by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the Commissioner may use information provided by that insurance regulatory agency to:

(1) designate the assuming insurer as a certified reinsurer in this State;

(2) assign a rating to the assuming insurer; or

(3) both.

(c) Maintaining certification in inactive status. --

(1) A certified reinsurer that ceases to assume new business in this State may request to maintain its certification in inactive status in order to continue to qualify for a reduction in security for its in-force business.

(2) An inactive certified reinsurer shall continue to comply with all applicable requirements of § 5-911 of this subtitle.

(3) The Commissioner shall assign a rating that takes into account, if relevant, the reasons why the reinsurer is not assuming new business.

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