RS 22:661     

§661. Authorization

            A. The commissioner may adopt, pursuant to the provisions of this Title and the Administrative Procedure Act, R.S. 49:950 et seq., rules and regulations to implement any provision of this Subpart.

            B. The commissioner may further adopt rules and regulations applicable to reinsurance arrangements described in Paragraph (1) of this Subsection.

            (1) A regulation adopted pursuant to this Subsection may apply only to reinsurance relating to any or all of the following:

            (a) Life insurance policies with guaranteed nonlevel gross premiums or guaranteed nonlevel benefits.

            (b) Universal life insurance policies with provisions resulting in the ability of a policyholder to keep a policy in force over a secondary guarantee period.

            (c) Variable annuities with guaranteed death or living benefits.

            (d) Long-term care insurance policies.

            (e) Such other life and health insurance and annuity products as to which the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) adopts model regulatory requirements with respect to credit for reinsurance.

            (2) A regulation adopted pursuant to Subparagraph (1)(a) or (1)(b) of this Subsection may apply to any treaty containing policies issued on or after January 1, 2015, or policies issued prior to January 1, 2015, if risk pertaining to such pre-2015 policies is ceded in connection with the treaty, in whole or in part, on or after January 1, 2015.

            (3) A regulation adopted pursuant to this Subsection may require the ceding insurer, in calculating the amounts or forms of security required to be held under regulations promulgated under this authority, to use the Valuation Manual adopted by the NAIC pursuant to R.S. 22:753(C), including all amendments adopted by the NAIC and in effect on the date as of which the calculation is made, to the extent applicable.

            (4) A regulation adopted pursuant to this Subsection shall not apply to any cession to an assuming insurer if the assuming insurer meets any of the following criteria:

            (a) Is certified in this state or certified in a minimum of five other states.

            (b) Maintains at least two hundred fifty million dollars in capital and surplus when determined in accordance with the NAIC Accounting Practices and Procedures Manual, including all amendments thereto adopted by the NAIC, excluding the impact of any permitted or prescribed practices, and is either of the following:

            (i) Licensed in at least twenty-six states.

            (ii) Licensed in at least ten states and licensed or accredited in a total of at least thirty-five states.

            C. The authority to adopt regulations pursuant to Subsection B of this Section shall not limit the general authority of the commissioner to adopt regulations pursuant to Subsection A of this Section or any other provision of this Title.

            Acts 1991, No. 996, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1995, No. 1182, §2; Redesignated from R.S. 22:947 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2009, No. 317, §1; Acts 2009, No. 503, §1; Acts 2016, No. 199, §1.

NOTE: Former R.S. 22:661 redesignated as R.S. 22:1290 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.