2017 Michigan Compiled Laws
Chapter 500 - Insurance Code of 1956
Act 218 of 1956 THE INSURANCE CODE OF 1956 (500.100 - 500.8302)
218-1956-17 CHAPTER 17 RISK MANAGEMENT AND OWN RISK AND SOLVENCY ASSESSMENT (500.1701...500.1715)
Section 500.1701 Definitions.

Universal Citation: MI Comp L § 500.1701 (2017)
500.1701 Definitions.

Sec. 1701.

As used in this chapter:

(a) "Insurance group" means, for the purpose of conducting an ORSA, insurers and affiliates included within an insurance holding company system.

(b) "Insurer" means that term as defined in section 106. Insurer also includes a fraternal benefit society as that term is defined in section 8164 and a nonprofit dental care corporation operating under 1963 PA 125, MCL 550.351 to 550.373. Insurer does not include agencies, authorities, or instrumentalities of the United States, its possessions and territories, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, or a state or political subdivision of a state.

(c) "NAIC" means the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

(d) "Own risk and solvency assessment" or "ORSA" means a confidential internal assessment, appropriate to the nature, scale, and complexity of an insurer or insurance group, conducted by the insurer or insurance group, of the material and relevant risks associated with the insurer or insurance group's current business plan, and the sufficiency of capital resources to support those risks.

(e) "ORSA guidance manual" means the own risk and solvency assessment guidance manual as adopted and prescribed by the director. A change in the ORSA guidance manual is effective on the January 1 following the calendar year in which the changes have been adopted and prescribed by the director.

(f) "ORSA summary report" means a confidential high-level summary of an insurer or insurance group's ORSA.

History: Add. 2015, Act 245, Imd. Eff. Dec. 22, 2015
Popular Name: Act 218

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