TITLE 27
Insurance

CHAPTER 27-4.6
Risk-Based Capital (RBC) for Insurers Act

SECTION 27-4.6-4


§ 27-4.6-4 Regulatory action level event.

(a) "Regulatory action level event" means, with respect to any insurer, any of the following events:

(1) The filing of an RBC report by the insurer which indicates that the insurer's total adjusted capital is greater than or equal to its authorized control level RBC but less than its regulatory action level RBC;

(2) The notification by the commissioner to an insurer of an adjusted RBC report that indicates the event in subdivision (a)(1), provided the insurer does not challenge the adjusted RBC report under § 27-4.6-7;

(3) If, pursuant to § 27-4.6-7, the insurer challenges an adjusted RBC report that indicates the event in subdivision (a)(1), the notification by the commissioner to the insurer that the commissioner has, after a hearing, rejected the insurer's challenge;

(4) The failure of the insurer to file an RBC report by the filing date, unless the insurer has provided an explanation for that failure which is satisfactory to the commissioner and has cured the failure within ten (10) days after the filing date;

(5) The failure of the insurer to submit an RBC plan to the commissioner within the time period set forth in § 27-4.6-3(c);

(6) Notification by the commissioner to the insurer that:

(i) The RBC plan or revised RBC plan submitted by the insurer is, in the judgment of the commissioner, unsatisfactory; and

(ii) The notification constitutes a regulatory action level event with respect to the insurer, provided the insurer has not challenged the determination under § 27-4.6-7;

(7) If, pursuant to § 27-4.6-7, the insurer challenges a determination by the commissioner under subdivision (a)(6), the notification by the commissioner to the insurer that the commissioner has, after a hearing, rejected those challenges;

(8) Notification by the commissioner to the insurer that the insurer has failed to adhere to its RBC plan or revised RBC plan, but only if that failure has a substantial adverse effect on the ability of the insurer to eliminate the company action level event in accordance with its RBC plan or revised RBC plan and the commissioner has stated this in the notification, provided the insurer has not challenged the determination under § 27-4.6-7; or

(9) If, pursuant to § 27-4.6-7, the insurer challenges a determination by the commissioner under subdivision (a)(8), the notification by the commissioner to the insurer that the commissioner has, after a hearing, rejected the challenge.

(b) In the event of a regulatory action level event the commissioner shall:

(1) Require the insurer to prepare and submit an RBC plan or, if applicable, a revised RBC plan;

(2) Perform any examination or analysis as the commissioner deems necessary of the assets, liabilities and operations of the insurer including a review of its RBC plan or revised RBC plan; and

(3) Subsequent to the examination or analysis, issue an order specifying any corrective actions as the commissioner shall determine are required (a "corrective order").

(c) In determining corrective actions, the commissioner may take into account any factors as are deemed relevant with respect to the insurer based upon the commissioner's examination or analysis of the assets, liabilities and operations of the insurer, including, but not limited to, the results of any sensitivity tests undertaken pursuant to the RBC instructions. The RBC plan or Revised RBC plan shall be submitted:

(1) Within forty-five (45) days after the occurrence of the regulatory action level event;

(2) If the insurer challenges an adjusted RBC report pursuant to § 27-4.6-7 and the challenge is not frivolous in the judgment of the commissioner, within forty-five (45) days after the notification to the insurer that the commissioner has, after a hearing, rejected the insurer's challenge; or

(3) If the insurer challenges a revised RBC plan pursuant to § 27-4.6-7 and the challenge is not frivolous in the judgment of the commissioner, within forty-five (45) days after the notification to the insurer that the commissioner has, after a hearing, rejected the insurer's challenge.

(d) The commissioner may retain actuaries and investment experts and other consultants necessary in the judgment of the commissioner to review the insurer's RBC plan or revised RBC plan, examine or analyze the assets, liabilities and operations of the insurer and formulate the corrective order with respect to the insurer. The fees, costs and expenses relating to consultants shall be borne by the affected insurer or any other party as directed by the commissioner.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1996, ch. 187, § 2.)