Jurisdiction: United States

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

At the December National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Fall National Meeting, the Surplus Lines Working Group adopted changes to the IID Plan of Operation.  The updated Plan of Operation incorporates, among others, the changes noted in our October posting below.  The 2023 Plan of Operation is now available at the “Documents” tab of the Surplus Lines Working Group home page.”

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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Senate Banking Committee Chair Urges FIO And the NAIC To Monitor Private Equity and Affiliated Offshore Reinsurance in the Life Insurance Industry

Earlier this month, United States Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chair of the Banking, ‎Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, urged the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) and the ‎National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to examine the increasing role of ‎private equity and alternative investment classes in the life insurance market as well as ‎offshore reinsurance. ‎

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