If sound business judgment of an insurer's management causes it to believe that a valuation of common stock of a subsidiary pursuant to WAC 284-16-170
is inappropriate, it may value such stock on one of the following bases:
(1) "Book value," provided, however, that the common stock of a noninsurance company may not be valued on the basis of this subsection, and further provided that an insurer may value its holdings of stock in a subsidiary insurer at acquisition cost if acquisition cost is less than market or book value.
(2) One of the following bases appropriate to each type of subsidiary owned by it, provided, however, that an insurer shall not be required to value the stock of all its subsidiaries on the same basis:
(a) Subject to the limitations imposed under WAC 284-16-190
, the net worth of a noninsurance company determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, as of the end of its most recent fiscal year, provided, subject to WAC 284-16-200
, that the financial statements of the company for its most recent fiscal year have been audited by an independent certified public accountant in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. The common stock of an insurance company may not be valued under this subsection.
(b) Subject to the limitations imposed under WAC 284-16-190
, a value equal to the cost of the common stock of the subsidiary, provided such value is determined and adjusted to reflect subsequent operating results, in the case of insurance companies in accordance with statutory accounting requirements, and for other than insurance companies in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
(c) The market value of the common stock of the subsidiary, if the stock is listed on a national securities exchange.
(d) The value, if any, placed on the common stock of such subsidiary by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
(e) Any other value which the insurer can substantiate to the satisfaction of the commissioner as being a reasonable value.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
, and 48.31B.040
. WSR 18-22-007 (Matter R 2018-08), § 284-16-180, filed 10/25/18, effective 11/25/18; Order R 76-7, § 284-16-180, filed 11/30/76.]