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      RS 22:691.2     


§691.2. Definitions

            As used in this Subpart, the following terms shall have these meanings unless the context shall otherwise require:

            (1) "Affiliate" means a person that directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls, or is controlled by, or is under common control with, the person specified.

            (2) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of insurance, the commissioner's deputies, or the Department of Insurance, as appropriate.

            (3) "Control", including the terms "controlling", "controlled by", and "under common control with", means the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract other than a commercial contract for goods or nonmanagement services, or otherwise, unless the power is the result of an official position with or corporate office held by the person. Control shall be presumed to exist if any person, directly or indirectly, owns, controls, holds with the power to vote, or holds proxies representing, ten percent or more of the voting securities of any other person. This presumption may be rebutted by a showing made in the manner provided by R.S. 22:691.4(E) and 691.6(K) that control does not exist in fact. The commissioner may determine that control exists in fact, notwithstanding the absence of a presumption to that effect.

            (4) "Enterprise risk" means any activity, circumstance, event, or series of events involving one or more affiliates of an insurer that, if not remedied promptly, is likely to have a material adverse effect upon the financial condition or liquidity of the insurer or its insurance holding company system as a whole, including but not limited to anything that would cause the insurer's risk-based capital to fall into company action level as set forth in R.S. 22:611 et seq., and 631 et seq., or would cause the insurer to be in hazardous financial condition.

            (5) An "insurance holding company system" consists of two or more affiliated persons, one or more of which is an insurer.

            (6) "Insurer" shall have the same meaning as set forth in R.S. 22:46(10). For the purposes of this Subpart, a health maintenance organization as defined R.S. 22:242(7) shall also be considered an insurer. The term "insurer" shall not include agencies, authorities, or instrumentalities of the United States, its possessions and territories, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, or a state or political subdivision of a state.

            (7) "Person" means an individual, a corporation, a limited liability company, a partnership, an association, a joint stock company, a trust, an unincorporated organization, any similar entity or any combination of the foregoing acting in concert, but shall not include any joint venture partnership exclusively engaged in owning, managing, leasing, or developing immovable or corporeal movable property.

            (8) A "securityholder" of a specified person is one who owns any security of such person, including common stock, preferred stock, debt obligations, and any other security convertible into or evidencing the right to acquire any of the foregoing.

            (9) A "subsidiary" of a specified person is an affiliate controlled by such person directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries.

            (10) "Voting security" shall include any security convertible into or evidencing a right to acquire a voting security.

            (11) "Group-wide supervisor" means the regulatory official authorized to engage in conducting and coordinating group-wide supervision activities who is determined or acknowledged by the commissioner pursuant to R.S. 22:691.9.1 to have sufficient significant contacts with the internationally active insurance group.

            (12) "Internationally active insurance group" means an insurance holding company system that:

            (a) Includes an insurer registered pursuant to R.S. 22:691.6.

            (b) Meets the following criteria:

            (i) Premiums are written in at least three countries.

            (ii) The percentage of gross premiums written outside the United States is at least ten percent of the insurance holding company system's total gross written premiums.

            (iii) Based on a three-year rolling average, the total assets of the insurance holding company system are at least fifty billion dollars or the total gross written premiums of the insurance holding company system are at least ten billion dollars.

            Acts 2012, No. 294, §1; Acts 2015, No. 196, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2016.

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