Reporting Developments Affecting the Insurance and Reinsurance Industries

 

LL Surplus Lines Series (Entry 35): Surplus Lines Working Group Exposes Changes to IID Plan of Operation for Alien Insurers

On October 19, 2022, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Surplus Lines Working Group exposed proposed changes to the International Insurers Department (IID) Plan of Operation applicable to insurers domiciled outside the U.S. (alien) participating in the U.S. insurance market. 

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Texas Department of Insurance Adopts New Group Capital Calculation Rule

The Texas Department of Insurance (“TDI”) adopted a new group capital calculation filing requirement that is effective on November 7, 2022.  The new rule, found in 28 Texas Administrative Code   §7.215 (“Section 7.215”), is based on the National Association Insurance Commissioners (“NAIC”) model regulation that requires an insurer’s ultimate control person in an insurance holding company system to file a group capital calculation concurrently with the insurer’s annual registration (Form B).

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Illinois to Participate in the Climate Risk Disclosure Survey

On October 13, 2022, the Illinois Department of Insurance (the “Department”) issued Company Bulletin 2022-16 (the “Bulletin”).  The Bulletin is addressed to all domestic insurers and advises that the Department will now participate in the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Climate Risk Disclosure Survey (the “Survey”).

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LL Surplus Lines Series (Entry 34): Nonadmitted Model Act Moves Closer to Adoption; A Couple of Issues Remain Unresolved

On October, 17, 2022, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Surplus Lines Task Force held an interim meeting to discuss, among other agenda items, the draft changes to the Nonadmitted Insurance Model Act (#870).  The Drafting Group presented the draft model to the Task Force on May 23 and the Task Force formally exposed the model for a 60-day public comment period that ended on July 21st.

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Locke Lord to Sponsor The Insurance Forum on November 2

Locke Lord is a proud sponsor of The Insurance Forum on November 2, 2022 in Chicago. The program is offered in person and virtually. Locke Lord Partner Patrick Byrnes will moderate, and Senior Counsel Kenneth Suh and Associate Alexander Cox will serve as panelists, for “BIPA – The Familiar Face of Biometric Data Regulation.”

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NAIC Examines Investment Holdings of Private-Equity Owned Insurers

Last month the NAIC Capital Markets Bureau issued a Special Report finding that despite an in increase in the number of private equity (“PE”) owned U.S. insurers, investment volume held by PE-owned insurers declined as of year-end 2021.  The NAIC Special Report is timely coming off a Senate Banking Committee hearing earlier in the month in which some members expressed concern at the rapid expansion of PE firms into the insurance space, particularly through M&A activity.  Some members have expressed concern that PE firms are less risk-averse than traditional insurance companies.

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September 2022 Privacy & Cybersecurity Newsletter: Ch-ch-ch-changes – CA, NY DFS, and NFTs

Locke Lord’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Newsletter provides topical snapshots of recent developments in the fast-changing world of privacy, data protection, and cyber risk management. For further information on any of the subjects covered in the newsletter, please contact one of the members of our privacy and cybersecurity team.

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