2019 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 59A - Insurance Code
Article 12D - Reinsurance Intermediaries
Section 59A-12D-9 - Duties of reinsurers utilizing the services of a reinsurance intermediary-manager.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 59A-12D-9 (2019)

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 such person is licensed as required by Subsection B of Section 59A-12D-3 NMSA 1978.

B. The reinsurer shall annually obtain a copy of statements of the financial condition of each reinsurance intermediary-manager which such reinsurer has engaged prepared by an independent certified accountant in a form acceptable to the superintendent.

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 established for losses incurred and outstanding on business produced by the reinsurance intermediary-manager. This opinion shall be in addition to any other required loss reserve certification.

D. Binding authority for all retrocessional contracts or participation in reinsurance syndicates shall rest with an officer of the reinsurer who shall not be affiliated with the reinsurance intermediary-manager.

E. Within thirty days of termination of a contract with a reinsurance intermediary-manager, the reinsurer shall provide written notification of such termination to the superintendent.

F. A reinsurer shall not appoint to its board of directors, any officer, director, employee, controlling shareholder or subagent or subbroker of its reinsurance intermediary-manager. This subsection shall not apply to relationships governed by The Insurance Holding Company Law [Chapter 59A, Article 37 NMSA 1978] or, if applicable, the Broker Controlled Insurer Law [Chapter 59A, Article 12C NMSA 1978].

History: 1978 Comp., § 59A-12D-9, enacted by Laws 1993, ch. 320, § 50.

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