Topic: Reinsurance

US Treasury Announces New Covered Agreement on Insurance and Reinsurance Regulation with UK

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced on December 11, 2018 that they intend to sign a new Bilateral Agreement between the U.S. and the U.K. on Prudential Measures Regarding Insurance and Reinsurance (“Covered Agreement”).

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Enstar pulled the trigger faster than Annie Oakley‎

Both Rhode Island and Oklahoma have enacted insurance business transfer acts, which allow insurers to transfer and novate books or portfolios of business to insurers domiciled in the respective States.  Rhode Island’s Voluntary Restructuring of Solvent Insurers Act became effective on June 30, 2007, and is codified by the Rhode Island Department of Business (“DBR”) Regulation 68. 

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Hit the Rhode (Island) Jack

The Rhode Island state legislature has amended the enabling act to the state’s legacy transfer program, R.I.G.L § 27-14.5-1 et seq. (“R.I. Restructuring Act”), to provide clarification to the marketplace. The enabling act, originally enacted in 2002, was designed to allow for “commutation plans” to provide for reorganization through a court-approved commutation among a reinsurer or insurer and all of its insurance or reinsurance creditors.

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