RS 22:552     

§552. Definitions

            As used in this Part, the following terms shall have the respective meanings hereinafter set forth, unless the context shall otherwise require:

            (1) "Accredited state" means a state in which the insurance department or regulatory agency has qualified as meeting the minimum financial regulatory standards promulgated and established from time to time by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

            (2) "Control" or "controlled" has the meaning as defined in R.S. 22:691.2.

            (3) "Controlled insurer" means a licensed insurer which is controlled, directly or indirectly, by a producer.

            (4) "Controlling producer" means a producer who, directly or indirectly, controls an insurer.

            (5) "Licensed insurer" or "insurer" means any person, firm, association, or corporation licensed to transact property and casualty insurance business in this state. The following are not licensed insurers for the purposes of this Part:

            (a) All risk retention groups as defined in the Superfund Amendments Reauthorization Act of 1986, Pub. L. No. 99-499, 100 Stat. 1613 (1986) and the Risk Retention Act, 15 U.S.C. 3901 et seq. (1982 & Supp. 1986) and the Risk Retention Group Law (R.S. 22:481 et seq.).

            (b) All residual market pools and joint underwriting authorities or associations.

            (c) All insurers owned by another organization whose exclusive purpose is to insure risks of the parent organization and affiliated companies or, in the case of groups and associations, insurance organizations owned by the insureds whose exclusive purpose is to insure risks to member organizations and/or group members and their affiliates.

            (6) "Producer" means an insurance producer as defined in R.S. 22:1542.

            Acts 1992, No. 811, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 22:1210.2 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2009, No. 503, §1; Acts 2016, No. 6, §1.

NOTE: Former R.S. 22:552 redesignated as R.S. 22:292 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.