2006 Utah Code - 31A-37-202 — Permissive areas of insurance.

     31A-37-202.   Permissive areas of insurance.
     (1) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (1)(b), when permitted by its articles of incorporation or charter, a captive insurance company may apply to the commissioner for a certificate of authority to do all insurance authorized by this title except workers' compensation insurance.
     (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(a):
     (i) a pure captive insurance company may not insure any risks other than those of its:
     (A) parent and affiliates;
     (B) controlled unaffiliated business; or
     (C) a combination of Subsections (1)(b)(i)(A) and (B);
     (ii) an association captive insurance company may not insure any risks other than those of the:
     (A) member organizations of its association; and
     (B) affiliates of the member organizations of its association;
     (iii) an industrial insured captive insurance company may not insure any risks other than those of the:
     (A) industrial insureds that comprise the industrial insured group; and
     (B) affiliates of the industrial insureds that comprise the industrial insured group;
     (iv) a special purpose captive insurance company may only insure the risk of its parent;
     (v) a captive insurance company may not provide personal motor vehicle or homeowner's insurance coverage or any component of these coverages; and
     (vi) a captive insurance company may not accept or cede reinsurance except as provided in Section 31A-37-303.
     (c) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(b)(iv), for risks approved by the commissioner a special purpose captive insurance company may provide:
     (i) insurance;
     (ii) reinsurance; or
     (iii) both insurance and reinsurance.
     (2) To conduct insurance business in this state a captive insurance company shall:
     (a) obtain from the commissioner a certificate of authority authorizing it to conduct insurance business in this state;
     (b) hold at least once each year in this state:
     (i) a board of directors meeting; or
     (ii) in the case of a reciprocal insurer, a subscriber's advisory committee meeting;
     (c) maintain in this state:
     (i) the principal place of business of the captive insurance company; or
     (ii) in the case of a branch captive insurance company, the principal place of business for the branch operations of the branch captive insurance company; and
     (d) except as provided in Subsection (3), appoint a resident registered agent to accept service of process and to otherwise act on behalf of the captive insurance company in this state.
     (3) Notwithstanding Subsection (2)(d), in the case of a captive insurance company formed as a corporation or a reciprocal insurer, whenever the registered agent cannot with reasonable diligence be found at the registered office of the captive insurance company, the commissioner shall be an agent of the captive insurance company upon whom any process, notice, or demand may be served.


     (4) (a) Before receiving a certificate of authority, a captive insurance company:
     (i) formed as a corporation shall file with the commissioner:
     (A) a certified copy of:
     (I) articles of incorporation or the charter of the corporation; and
     (II) bylaws of the corporation;
     (B) a statement under oath of the president and secretary of the corporation showing the financial condition of the corporation; and
     (C) any other statement or document required by the commissioner under Section 31A-37-106;
     (ii) formed as a reciprocal shall:
     (A) file with the commissioner:
     (I) a certified copy of the power of attorney of the attorney-in-fact of the reciprocal;
     (II) a certified copy of the subscribers' agreement of the reciprocal;
     (III) a statement under oath of the attorney-in-fact of the reciprocal showing the financial condition of the reciprocal; and
     (IV) any other statement or document required by the commissioner under Section 31A-37-106; and
     (B) submit to the commissioner for approval a description of the:
     (I) coverages;
     (II) deductibles;
     (III) coverage limits;
     (IV) rates; and
     (V) any other information the commissioner requires under Section 31A-37-106.
     (b) (i) If there is a subsequent material change in an item in the description required under Subsection (4)(a)(ii)(B) for a reciprocal captive insurance company, the reciprocal captive insurance company shall submit to the commissioner for approval an appropriate revision to the description required under Subsection (4)(a)(ii)(B).
     (ii) A reciprocal captive insurance company that is required to submit a revision under Subsection (4)(b)(i) may not offer any additional kinds of insurance until the commissioner approves a revision of the description.
     (iii) A reciprocal captive insurance company shall inform the commissioner of any material change in rates within 30 days of the adoption of the change.
     (c) In addition to the information required by Subsection (4)(a), an applicant captive insurance company shall file with the commissioner evidence of:
     (i) the amount and liquidity of the assets of the applicant captive insurance company relative to the risks to be assumed by the applicant captive insurance company;
     (ii) the adequacy of the expertise, experience, and character of the person who will manage the applicant captive insurance company;
     (iii) the overall soundness of the plan of operation of the applicant captive insurance company;
     (iv) the adequacy of the loss prevention programs of the applicant captive insurance company's parent, member organizations, or industrial insureds, as applicable; and
     (v) any other factors the commissioner:
     (A) adopts by rule under Section 31A-37-106; and
     (B) considers relevant in ascertaining whether the applicant captive insurance company

will be able to meet the policy obligations of the applicant captive insurance company.
     (d) In addition to the information required by Subsections (4)(a), (b), and (c), an applicant sponsored captive insurance company shall file with the commissioner:
     (i) a business plan at the level of detail required by the commissioner under Section 31A-37-106 demonstrating:
     (A) the manner in which the applicant sponsored captive insurance company will account for the losses and expenses of each protected cell; and
     (B) the manner in which the applicant sponsored captive insurance company will report to the commissioner the financial history, including losses and expenses, of each protected cell;
     (ii) a statement acknowledging that all financial records of the applicant sponsored captive insurance company, including records pertaining to any protected cell, shall be made available for inspection or examination by the commissioner;
     (iii) any contract or sample contract between the applicant sponsored captive insurance company and any participant; and
     (iv) evidence that expenses will be allocated to each protected cell in an equitable manner.
     (e) Information submitted pursuant to this Subsection (4) shall be classified as a protected record under Title 63, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act.
     (f) Notwithstanding Title 63, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act, the commissioner may disclose information submitted pursuant to this Subsection (4) to a public official having jurisdiction over the regulation of insurance in another state if:
     (i) the public official receiving the information agrees in writing to maintain the confidentiality of the information; and
     (ii) the laws of the state in which the public official serves require the information to be confidential.
     (g) Subsections (4)(e) and (4)(f) do not apply to information provided by an industrial insured captive insurance company insuring the risks of an industrial insured group.
     (5) (a) A captive insurance company shall pay to the department the following nonrefundable fees established by the department under Sections 31A-3-103 and 63-38-3.2:
     (i) a fee for examining, investigating, and processing, by department employees, of an application for a certificate of authority made by a captive insurance company;
     (ii) a fee for obtaining a certificate of authority for the year the captive insurance company is issued a certificate of authority by the department; and
     (iii) a certificate of authority renewal fee.
     (b) The commissioner may retain legal, financial, and examination services from outside the department to perform the services under Subsection (5)(a) and Section 31A-37-502 and charge the reasonable cost of those services against the applicant captive insurance company.
     (6) If the commissioner is satisfied that the documents and statements filed by the applicant captive insurance company comply with the provisions of this chapter, the commissioner may grant a certificate of authority authorizing the company to do insurance business in this state.
     (7) A certificate of authority granted under this section expires annually and must be renewed by July 1 of each year.

Amended by Chapter 312, 2004 General Session

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