RS 22:656     

§656.  Agreements requiring approval

A.  The following kinds of reinsurance agreements shall not be entered into by any domestic insurer unless they are first submitted to the commissioner of insurance for his written approval, who shall approve the same if the terms thereof do not injuriously affect the rights of policyholders of any of the insurers parties thereto:

(1)  Agreements of reinsurance of any life insurer other than agreements made in the ordinary course of business covering reinsurance of individual lives or joint lives under reinsurance agreements relating to current business; or

(2)  Agreements whereby any insurer, other than a life insurer, cedes any existing outstanding reserves to an insurer not authorized to transact business in this state, or cedes to any insurer, or insurers, at one time or during a period of six consecutive months, more than twenty percent of the total amount of its outstanding reserves, not including premiums ceded by agreements made in the ordinary course of business covering the reinsurance of individual risks under reinsurance relating to current business.

B.  If the commissioner of insurance refuses to approve any such agreement submitted for his approval, an aggrieved party affected by the commissioner's decision, act, or order may demand a hearing in accordance with Chapter 12 of this Title, R.S. 22:2191 et seq.

C.  In addition to the requirements of Subsection A of this Section, the commissioner may require that any reinsurance agreement must be approved in writing by the commissioner when the agreement is between a Louisiana domestic insurer and a nonadmitted or unauthorized assuming insurer.

Acts 1958, No. 125; Acts 1993, No. 788, §1; Acts 1995, No. 1182, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 22:942 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2009, No. 317, §1.

NOTE:  Former R.S. 22:656 redesignated as R.S. 22:1811 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.