(1) Under RCW 48.12.415
, the commissioner shall allow credit for reinsurance ceded by a domestic insurer to an assuming insurer that is accredited as a reinsurer in this state as of the date on which statutory financial statement credit for reinsurance is claimed. An accredited reinsurer must:
(a) File a properly executed Form AR-1 as set forth in WAC 284-13-595
as evidence of its submission to this state's jurisdiction and to this state's authority to examine its books and records;
(b) File with the commissioner a certified copy of a certificate of authority or other acceptable evidence that it is licensed to transact insurance or reinsurance in at least one state, or, in the case of a United States branch of an alien assuming insurer, is entered through and licensed to transact insurance or reinsurance in at least one state;
(c) File annually with the commissioner a copy of its annual statement filed with the insurance department of its state of domicile or, in the case of an alien assuming insurer, with the state through which it is entered and in which it is licensed to transact insurance or reinsurance, and a copy of its most recent audited financial statement; and
(d) Maintain a surplus as regards policyholders in an amount not less than twenty million dollars, or obtain the affirmative approval of the commissioner upon a finding that it has adequate financial capacity to meet its reinsurance obligations and is otherwise qualified to assume reinsurance from domestic insurers.
(2) If the commissioner determines that the assuming insurer has failed to meet or maintain any of these qualifications, the commissioner may upon written notice and opportunity for hearing, suspend or revoke the accreditation. Credit shall not be allowed a domestic ceding insurer under this section if the assuming insurer's accreditation has been revoked by the commissioner, or if the reinsurance was ceded while the assuming insurer's accreditation was under suspension by the commissioner.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
(1)(b) and (c), (3)(b), (4), (5), 48.12.480
, and 2015 c 63. WSR 15-24-126 (Matter No. R 2015-09), § 284-13-516, filed 12/2/15, effective 1/2/16.]