Topic: Regulatory

NY DFS Cybersecurity Compliance Certificate Required Today; Additional Requirements Looming

As previously warned here, February 15, 2018 is the first annual deadline for individuals and companies licensed or otherwise authorized under the New York Insurance, Banking and Financial Services laws (defined as Covered Entities) to certify compliance with the Cybersecurity Regulation of the New York Department of Financial Services, unless an exemption applies.

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You’re Invited – Insurance M&A and Capital Raising Roundtable

Please join BDO USA, LLP, Locke Lord LLP, and Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. for a complimentary breakfast briefing. This event will highlight key considerations in a successful M&A transaction or capital raising transaction in today’s economic climate for the insurance industry.

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Cybersecurity Reminder and Heads Up from NY DFS: File Cybersecurity Reg Compliance Certificates, and Prepare for Cybersecurity Questions in Exams

A press release issued by the New York Department of Financial Services on January 22, 2018 found here reminds Covered Entities (including banks, insurers and producers, and others regulated by DFS) of their obligation to file a compliance certificate under the new, New York DFS Cybersecurity Regulation on February 15, 2018.

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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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