TITLE 27
Insurance

CHAPTER 27-34.3
Rhode Island Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association Act

SECTION 27-34.3-12


§ 27-34.3-12 Prevention of insolvencies.

To aid in the detection and prevention of insurer insolvencies or impairments:

(a) It shall be the duty of the commissioner:

(1) To notify the commissioners of all the other states, territories of the United States and the District of Columbia within thirty (30) days following the action taken or the date the action occurs, when the commissioner takes any of the following actions against a member insurer:

(i) Revocation of license;

(ii) Suspension of license; or

(iii) Makes a formal order that the company restrict its premium writing, obtain additional contributions to surplus, withdraw from the state, reinsure all or any part of its business, or increase capital, surplus, or any other account for the security of policy owners or creditors.

(2) To report to the board of directors when the commissioner has taken any of the actions set forth in paragraph (1) of this subdivision or has received a report from any other commissioner indicating that this action has been taken in another state. The report to the board of directors shall contain all significant details of the action taken or the report received from another commissioner.

(3) To report to the board of directors when the commissioner has reasonable cause to believe from any examination, whether completed or in process, of any member company that the company may be an impaired or insolvent insurer.

(4) To furnish to the board of directors the NAIC insurance regulatory information system (IRIS) ratios and listings of companies not included in the ratios developed by the national association of insurance commissioners, and the board may use the information contained in the ratios and listings in carrying out its duties and responsibilities under this section. The report and the information contained in it shall be kept confidential by the board of directors until the time it is made public by the commissioner or other lawful authority.

(b) The commissioner may seek the advice and recommendations of the board of directors concerning any matter affecting the duties and responsibilities of the commissioner regarding the financial condition of member insurers and companies seeking admission to transact insurance business in this state.

(c) The board of directors may, upon majority vote, make reports and recommendations to the commissioner upon any matter germane to the solvency, liquidation, rehabilitation or conservation of any member insurer or germane to the solvency of any company seeking to do an insurance business in this state. The reports and recommendations shall not be considered public documents.

(d) The board of directors may, upon majority vote, notify the commissioner of any information indicating a member insurer may be an impaired or insolvent insurer.

(e) The board of directors may, upon majority vote, make recommendations to the commissioner for the detection and prevention of insurer insolvencies.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1995, ch. 114, § 1; P.L. 2002, ch. 292, § 79; P.L. 2004, ch. 39, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 44, § 1.)