2018 Wyoming Statutes
SECTION 26-45-102 - Definitions.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 26-45-102 (2018)

26-45-102. Definitions.

(a) As used in this article:

(i) "Accredited state" means a state in which the insurance department or regulatory agency has qualified as meeting the minimum financial regulatory standards promulgated and established by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners;

(ii) "Broker" means an insurance broker as defined in W.S. 26-1-102(a)(vi) or any other person, firm, association or corporation, when, for any compensation, commission or other thing of value, the person, firm, association or corporation acts or aids in any manner in soliciting, negotiating or procuring the making of any insurance contract on behalf of an insured other than the person, firm, association or corporation;

(iii) "Control" or "controlled" means as defined in W.S. 26-44-101(a)(iii);

(iv) "Controlled insurer" means a licensed insurer which is controlled, directly or indirectly, by a broker;

(v) "Controlling broker" means a broker who, directly or indirectly, controls an insurer;

(vi) "Independent casualty actuary" means a casualty actuary who is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Actuaries and who is not an employee, principal, or indirect owner of, or in any way controlled by or affiliated with the insurer or broker;

(vii) "Licensed insurer" means any person duly licensed to transact a property or casualty insurance business in this state. The following are not licensed insurers for the purposes of this article:

(A) Risk retention groups as defined in the Wyoming Risk Retention Act;

(B) Residual market pools and joint underwriting authorities or associations; and

(C) Captive insurers. For purposes of this article, captive insurers are insurance companies owned by another organization and whose exclusive purpose is to insure risks of the parent organization and affiliated companies or, in the case of groups and associations, insurance organizations owned by the insureds whose exclusive purpose is to insure risks of member organizations or group members and their affiliates.

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