2015 Wyoming Code
TITLE 26 - INSURANCE CODE
CHAPTER 44 - INSURANCE HOLDING COMPANY SYSTEM REGULATORY ACT
SECTION 26-44-101. - Definitions.
(a) As used in this act:
(i) "Affiliate" or "affiliated" means a person that directly, or indirectly through one (1) or more intermediaries, controls, or is controlled by, or is under common control with a specified person;
(ii) "Commissioner" means the insurance commissioner as defined by W.S. 26-1-102(a)(viii);
(iii) "Control" means the power, direct or indirect, to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract other than a commercial contract for goods or nonmanagement services or otherwise, unless the power is the result of an official position or corporate office held by the person. Control shall be presumed to exist if any person, directly or indirectly, owns, controls, holds with the power to vote, or holds proxies representing ten percent (10%) or more of the voting securities of any other person. This presumption may be rebutted as provided by W.S. 26-44-104 that control does not exist in fact. The commissioner may determine, after furnishing all interested persons notice and opportunity to be heard and making specific findings of fact to support the determination, that control exists in fact, notwithstanding the absence of a presumption to that effect;
(iv) "Insurance holding company system" means two (2) or more affiliated persons, one (1) or more of which is an insurer;
(v) "Insurance subsidiary" means any subsidiary which transacts insurance as defined in W.S. 26-1-102(a)(xxx);
(vi) "Insurer" means as set forth in W.S. 26-1-102(a)(xvi), (xix) and (xxviii) except that it does not include:
(A) 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; or
(B) Fraternal benefit societies.
(vii) "Person" means as defined in W.S. 26-1-102(a)(xx);
(viii) "Security holder" means a person who owns any security of a specified person, including common stock, preferred stock, debt obligations and any other security convertible into or evidencing the right to acquire any of the foregoing;
(ix) "Subsidiary" means an affiliate controlled by a specified person directly or indirectly through one (1) or more intermediaries;
(x) "Voting security" means any security convertible into or evidencing a right to acquire a voting security;
(xi) "Enterprise risk" means any activity, circumstance, event or series of events involving one (1) or more affiliates of an insurer that, if not remedied promptly, is likely to have a material adverse effect upon the financial condition or liquidity of the insurer or its insurance holding company system as a whole, including, but not limited to, anything that would cause the insurer's risk-based capital to fall into company action level as set forth in W.S. 26-48-103 and 26-48-203 or would cause the insurer to be in hazardous financial condition pursuant to W.S. 26-3-116;
(xii) "This act" means W.S. 26-44-101 through 26-44-118.
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