§ 27-34.3-6. Creation of the association.
(a) There is created a nonprofit legal entity to be known as the Rhode Island life and health insurance guaranty association. All member insurers shall be and remain members of the association as a condition of their authority to transact insurance in this state. The association shall perform its functions under the plan of operation established and approved under § 27-34.3-10, or as previously established and approved under § 27-34.1-11 [Repealed] and shall exercise its powers through a board of directors established under § 27-34.3-7 or as previously established under § 27-34.1-8 [Repealed]. For purposes of administration and assessment, the association shall maintain two (2) accounts:
(1) The life insurance and annuity account which includes the following subaccounts:
(i) Life insurance account;
(ii) Annuity account; which shall include annuity contracts owned by a governmental retirement plan (or its trustee) established under section 401, 403(b) or 457 of the United States Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. § 401, 403(b) or 457, but shall otherwise exclude unallocated annuities; and
(iii) Unallocated annuity account which shall exclude contracts owned by a governmental retirement benefit plan (or its trustee) established under § 401, 403(b) or 457 of the United States Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. § 401, 403(b) or 457.
(2) The health insurance account.
(b) The association shall come under the immediate supervision of the commissioner and shall be subject to the applicable provisions of the insurance laws of this state. Meetings or records of the association may be open to the public upon majority vote of the board of directors. The commissioner or his or her designee shall have full and complete access to all documents received by, created by or otherwise obtained by the association and shall be invited to be present at all association meetings. The disclosure of confidential or privileged association information, documents, or records to the commissioner shall not change the confidential or privileged status of the information, documents or records.
(P.L. 1995, ch. 114, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 39, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 44, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 475, § 92; P.L. 2012, ch. 296, § 3; P.L. 2012, ch. 326, § 3.)