Title 31A Chapter 16 Section 105

Insurance Code
Insurance Holding Companies
Section 105
Registration of insurers.


31A-16-105.   Registration of insurers.

            (1) (a) Every insurer which is authorized to do business in this state and which is a member of an insurance holding company system shall register with the commissioner, except a foreign insurer subject to registration requirements and standards adopted by statute or regulation in the jurisdiction of its domicile, if the requirements and standards are substantially similar to those contained in this section, Subsections 31A-16-106(1)(a) and (2) and either Subsection 31A-16-106(1)(b) or a statutory provision similar to the following: "Each registered insurer shall keep current the information required to be disclosed in its registration statement by reporting all material changes or additions within 15 days after the end of the month in which it learns of each change or addition."

            (b) Any insurer which is subject to registration under this section shall register within 15 days after it becomes subject to registration, and annually thereafter by May 1 of each year for the previous calendar year, unless the commissioner for good cause extends the time for registration and then at the end of the extended time period. The commissioner may require any insurer authorized to do business in the state, which is a member of a holding company system, and which is not subject to registration under this section, to furnish a copy of the registration statement, the summary specified in Subsection (3), or any other information filed by the insurer with the insurance regulatory authority of domiciliary jurisdiction.

            (2) Every insurer subject to registration shall file the registration statement on a form prescribed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, which shall contain the following current information:

            (a) the capital structure, general financial condition, and ownership and management of the insurer and any person controlling the insurer;

            (b) the identity and relationship of every member of the insurance holding company system;

            (c) any of the following agreements in force, and transactions currently outstanding or which have occurred during the last calendar year between the insurer and its affiliates:

            (i) loans, other investments, or purchases, sales or exchanges of securities of the affiliates by the insurer or of securities of the insurer by its affiliates;

            (ii) purchases, sales, or exchanges of assets;

            (iii) transactions not in the ordinary course of business;

            (iv) guarantees or undertakings for the benefit of an affiliate which result in an actual contingent exposure of the insurer's assets to liability, other than insurance contracts entered into in the ordinary course of the insurer's business;

            (v) all management agreements, service contracts, and all cost-sharing arrangements;

            (vi) reinsurance agreements;

            (vii) dividends and other distributions to shareholders; and

            (viii) consolidated tax allocation agreements;

            (d) any pledge of the insurer's stock, including stock of any subsidiary or controlling affiliate, for a loan made to any member of the insurance holding company system; and

            (e) any other matters concerning transactions between registered insurers and any affiliates as may be included in any subsequent registration forms adopted or approved by the commissioner.

            (3) All registration statements shall contain a summary outlining all items in the current registration statement representing changes from the prior registration statement.

            (4) No information need be disclosed on the registration statement filed pursuant to Subsection (2) if the information is not material for the purposes of this section. Unless the commissioner by rule or order provides otherwise, sales, purchases, exchanges, loans or extensions of credit, investments, or guarantees involving one-half of 1%, or less, of an insurer's admitted assets as of the next preceding December 31 may not be considered material for purposes of this section.

            (5) Any person within an insurance holding company system subject to registration shall provide complete and accurate information to an insurer if the information is reasonably necessary to enable the insurer to comply with the provisions of this chapter.

            (6) The commissioner shall terminate the registration of any insurer which demonstrates that it no longer is a member of an insurance holding company system.

            (7) The commissioner may require or allow two or more affiliated insurers subject to registration under this section to file a consolidated registration statement.

            (8) The commissioner may allow an insurer which is authorized to do business in this state, and which is part of an insurance holding company system, to register on behalf of any affiliated insurer which is required to register under Subsection (1) and to file all information and material required to be filed under this section.

            (9) The provisions of this section do not apply to any insurer, information, or transaction if, and to the extent that, the commissioner by rule or order exempts the insurer from the provisions of this section.

            (10) Any person may file with the commissioner a disclaimer of affiliation with any authorized insurer, or a disclaimer of affiliation may be filed by any insurer or any member of an insurance holding company system. The disclaimer shall fully disclose all material relationships and bases for affiliation between the person and the insurer as well as the basis for disclaiming the affiliation. After a disclaimer has been filed, the insurer shall be relieved of any duty to register or report under this section which may arise out of the insurer's relationship with the person unless and until the commissioner disallows the disclaimer. The commissioner shall disallow a disclaimer only after furnishing all parties in interest with notice and opportunity to be heard, and after making specific findings of fact to support the disallowance.

            (11) The failure to file a registration statement or any summary of the registration statement required by this section within the time specified for the filing is a violation of this section.

Amended by Chapter 306, 2007 General Session