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§ 32-106. Exemptions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandInsuranceEffective: January 1, 2018

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Insurance (Refs & Annos)
Title 32. Risk Management and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 1, 2018
MD Code, Insurance, § 32-106
§ 32-106. Exemptions
In general
(a) A carrier is exempt from the requirements of this title if:
(1) the carrier has annual direct written and unaffiliated assumed premium less than $500,000,000, including international direct and assumed premium but excluding premiums reinsured with the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation and Federal Flood Program; and
(2) the insurance group of which the carrier is a member has annual direct written and unaffiliated assumed premium less than $1,000,000,000, including international direct and assumed premium but excluding premiums reinsured with the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation and Federal Flood Program.
Carrier qualifies for exemption, but insurance group does not qualify
(b)(1) If a carrier qualifies for exemption under subsection (a)(1) of this section, but the insurance group of which the carrier is a member does not qualify for exemption under subsection (a)(2) of this section, then the ORSA Summary Report that is required under § 32-105 of this title shall include every carrier within the insurance group.
(2) The ORSA Summary Report requirement under paragraph (1) of this subsection may be satisfied by submitting more than one ORSA Summary Report for any combination of carriers if the combination of reports includes every carrier within the insurance group.
Carrier does not qualify for exemption, but insurance group does qualify
(c) If a carrier does not qualify for exemption under subsection (a)(1) of this section, but the insurance group of which it is a member qualifies for exemption under subsection (a)(2) of this section, then the only ORSA Summary Report required under § 32-105 of this title is the report that applies to that carrier.
Waiver for unique circumstances
(d)(1) A carrier that does not qualify for exemption under subsection (a) of this section may apply to the Commissioner for a waiver from the requirements of this title based on unique circumstances.
(2) If the carrier applying for a waiver is part of an insurance group with carriers domiciled in more than one state, the Commissioner shall contact the lead state commissioner and other domiciliary commissioners in considering whether to grant the carrier's request for a waiver.
(3) In deciding whether to grant the carrier's request for a waiver, the Commissioner may consider:
(i) the type and volume of business written;
(ii) ownership and organizational structure; and
(iii) any other factor the Commissioner considers relevant to the carrier or insurance group of which the carrier is a member.
Commissioner may require troubled carrier to comply with title even if the carrier would qualify for exemption
(e) Notwithstanding the exemptions provided for in this section, the Commissioner may require that a carrier:
(1) maintain a risk management framework, conduct an ORSA, and file an ORSA Summary Report based on unique circumstances, including the type and volume of business written, ownership and organizational structure, federal agency requests, and international supervisor requests; or
(2) maintain a risk management framework, conduct an ORSA, and file an ORSA Summary Report if the carrier:
(i) has risk-based capital at a company action level event as set forth in § 4-305 of this article;
(ii) meets one or more of the standards of a carrier deemed to be in financially hazardous condition as described in § 9-102 of this article; or
(iii) otherwise exhibits qualities of a troubled carrier as determined by the Commissioner.
One year to comply with title when carrier no longer qualifies for exemption
(f) If a carrier that qualifies for an exemption under subsection (a) of this section subsequently no longer qualifies for that exemption due to changes in premium as reflected in the carrier's most recent annual statement or in the most recent annual statements of the carriers within the insurance group of which the carrier is a member, the carrier shall have 1 year following the year the threshold is exceeded to comply with this title.

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Added by Acts 2017, c. 36, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2018.
MD Code, Insurance, § 32-106, MD INSURANCE § 32-106
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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