Reporting Developments Affecting the Insurance and Reinsurance Industries

 

Revised California Reinsurance Regulations Allow California Domestics to Cede 100% of Business to Affiliates and Intercompany Pools

California’s reinsurance regulations (Cal. Code Regs. tit. 10, §§ 2303 – 2303.29) were amended effective the first of this year. The revisions included changes to update the regulations to comport with current law and current Department of Insurance practice.

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Insurers Brace for a Texas-sized Assessment for FAIR Plan Members

At its recent December 11th meeting in Corpus Christi, Texas, the Governing Committee of the Texas FAIR Plan Association (TFPA) is reported to have approved an assessment for its insurance company members of over $64 million in relation to a currently estimated $90 million gross loss for the TFPA from Hurricane Harvey and a 2016 year-end and ongoing 2017 operating deficit. 

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American Insurance Association Urges NAIC to Create Regulatory “Sandboxes”

At the NAIC’s Innovation and Technology Task Force meeting held last week in Hawaii, the American Insurance Association (“AIA”) urged state insurance regulators to adopt legislation that would create “sandboxes” wherein certain regulatory requirements would be waived for insurers looking to pilot innovative insurance products, services and technologies.

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Behind the Curtain

In Golon, Inc. v. Selective Insurance Company of the Southeast, et al., a Pennsylvania federal court recently held that an insurer must produce information about its reinsurance program in an action in which the insured plaintiff alleged its insurer engaged in bad faith in refusing to settle an underlying negligence case.  The underlying case involved a motor vehicle accident resulting in the death of a child in which the insured’s employee pled guilty to vehicular homicide.

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