TITLE 27
Insurance

CHAPTER 27-4.7
Risk-Based Capital (RBC) For Health Organizations Act

SECTION 27-4.7-5


§ 27-4.7-5 Regulatory action level event.

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

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

(2) Notification by the commissioner to a health organization of an adjusted RBC report that indicates the event in subdivision (a)(1) of this section, provided the health organization does not challenge the adjusted RBC report under § 27-4.7-8;

(3) If, pursuant to § 27-4.7-8, the health organization challenges an adjusted RBC report that indicates the event in subdivision (a)(1) of this section, the notification by the commissioner to the health organization that the commissioner has, after a hearing, rejected the health organization's challenge;

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

(5) The failure of the health organization to submit an RBC plan to the commissioner within the time period set forth in § 27-4.7-4(c);

(6) Notification by the commissioner to the health organization that:

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

(ii) Notification constitutes a regulatory action level event with respect to the health organization, provided the health organization has not challenged the determination under § 27-4.7-8.

(7) If, pursuant to § 27-4.7-8, the health organization challenges a determination by the commissioner under subdivision (6) of this subsection, the notification by the commissioner to the health organization that the commissioner has, after a hearing, rejected the challenge;

(8) Notification by the commissioner to the health organization that the health organization has failed to adhere to its RBC plan or revised RBC plan, but only if the failure has a substantial adverse effect on the ability of the health organization 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 health organization has not challenged the determination under § 27-4.7-8; or

(9) If, pursuant to § 27-4.7-8, the health organization challenges a determination by the commissioner under subdivision (8) of this subsection, the notification by the commissioner to the health organization 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 health organization to prepare and submit an RBC plan or, if applicable, a revised RBC plan;

(2) Perform any examination or analysis that the commissioner deems necessary of the assets, liabilities and operations of the health organization 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 that the commissioner determines are required (a "corrective order").

(c) In determining corrective actions, the commissioner may take into account factors the commissioner deems relevant with respect to the health organization based upon the commissioner's examination or analysis of the assets, liabilities, and operations of the health organization, 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 health organization challenges an adjusted RBC report pursuant to § 27-4.7-8 and the challenge is not frivolous in the judgment of the commissioner, within forty-five (45) days after the notification to the health organization that the commissioner has, after a hearing, rejected the health organization's challenge; or

(3) If the health organization challenges a revised RBC plan pursuant to § 27-4.7-8 and the challenge is not frivolous in the judgment of the commissioner, within forty-five (45) days after the notification to the health organization that the commissioner has, after a hearing, rejected the health organization's challenge.

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

History of Section.
(P.L. 2000, ch. 178, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 200, § 11; P.L. 2000, ch. 229, § 11.)