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      RS 22:635     

  

§635.  Regulatory-action level event

A.  "Regulatory-action level event" means any of the following events:

(1)  The filing of a risk-based capital report by the health organization that indicates that the health organization's total adjusted capital is greater than or equal to its authorized control level risk-based capital but less than its regulatory-action level risk-based capital.

(2)  Notification by the commissioner to a health organization of an adjusted risk-based capital report that indicates the event in Paragraph (1) of this Subsection, provided the health organization does not challenge the adjusted risk-based capital report under R.S. 22:638.

(3)  If, pursuant to R.S. 22:638, the health organization challenges an adjusted risk-based capital report that indicates the event in Paragraph (1) of this Subsection, the notification by the commissioner to the health organization that the commissioner has rejected the health organization's challenge.

(4)  The failure of the health organization to file a risk-based capital report by the filing date, unless the health organization has provided an explanation for the failure that is satisfactory to the commissioner and has cured the failure within ten days after the filing date.

(5)  The failure of the health organization to submit a risk-based capital plan to the commissioner within the time period set forth in R.S. 22:634(C).

(6)  Notification by the commissioner to the health organization that both of the following apply:

(a)  The risk-based capital plan or revised risk-based capital plan submitted by the health organization is, in the judgment of the commissioner, unsatisfactory.

(b)  Notification constitutes a regulatory-action level event with respect to the health organization, provided the health organization has not challenged the determination pursuant to R.S. 22:638.

(7)  If, pursuant to R.S. 22:638, the health organization challenges a determination by the commissioner pursuant to Paragraph (6) of this Subsection, the notification by the commissioner to the health organization that the commissioner has rejected the challenge.

(8)  Notification by the commissioner to the health organization that the health organization has failed to adhere to its risk-based capital plan or revised risk-based capital plan, but only if the failure has a substantial adverse effect on the ability of the health organization to eliminate the company-action level event in accordance with its risk-based capital plan or revised risk-based capital plan and the commissioner has so stated in the notification, provided the health organization has not challenged the determination under R.S. 22:638.

(9)  If, pursuant to R.S. 22:638, the health organization challenges a determination by the commissioner under Paragraph (8) of this Subsection, the notification by the commissioner to the health organization that the commissioner has rejected the challenge.

B.  In the event of a regulatory-action level event, the commissioner shall do the following:

(1)  Require the health organization to prepare and submit a risk-based capital plan or, if applicable, a revised risk-based capital plan.

(2)  Perform such examination or analysis as the commissioner deems necessary of the assets, liabilities, and operations of the health organization including a review of its risk-based capital plan or revised risk-based capital plan.

(3)  Subsequent to the examination or analysis, issue an order specifying such corrective actions as the commissioner shall determine are required.

C.  In determining corrective actions, the commissioner may take into account factors the commissioner deems relevant with respect to the health organization based upon the commissioner's examination or analysis of the assets, liabilities, and operations of the health organization, including but not limited to the results of any sensitivity tests undertaken pursuant to the risk-based capital instructions.  The risk-based capital plan or revised risk-based capital plan shall be submitted either:

(1)  Within forty-five days after the occurrence of the regulatory-action level event.

(2)  If the health organization challenges an adjusted risk-based capital report pursuant to R.S. 22:638 and the challenge is not frivolous in the judgment of the commissioner, within forty-five days after the notification to the health organization that the commissioner has rejected the health organization's challenge.

(3)  If the health organization challenges a revised risk-based capital plan pursuant to R.S. 22:638 and the challenge is not frivolous in the judgment of the commissioner, within forty-five days after the notification to the health organization that the commissioner has, after a hearing, rejected the health organization's challenge.

D.  The commissioner may retain actuaries, investment experts, and other consultants as may be necessary in the judgment of the commissioner to review the health organization's risk-based capital plan or revised risk-based capital plan, examine or analyze the assets, liabilities, and operations, including contractual relationships of the health organization, and formulate the corrective order with respect to the health organization.  The fees, costs, and expenses relating to such consultants shall be borne by the affected health organization or such other party as directed by the commissioner.

Acts 2003, No. 1106, §1, eff. Dec. 31, 2003; Redesignated from R.S. 22:2036.5 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2009, No. 317, §1; Acts 2009, No. 503, §1.

NOTE:  Former R.S. 22:635 redesignated as R.S. 22:1261 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.



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