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§ 5-910. List of certified reinsurers and ratings

West's Annotated Code of MarylandInsuranceEffective: October 1, 2020

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Insurance (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Assets, Liabilities, Reserves, and Investments of Insurers
Subtitle 9. Reinsurance (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2020
MD Code, Insurance, § 5-910
§ 5-910. List of certified reinsurers and ratings
Assignment of rating by Commissioner
(a)(1) The Commissioner shall assign a rating to each certified reinsurer based on factors the Commissioner considers relevant, giving due consideration to the financial strength ratings that have been assigned by rating agencies in accordance with regulations the Commissioner adopts.
(2) The Commissioner shall publish a list of all certified reinsurers and their ratings.
Applicants certified as reinsurers
(b) If an applicant for certification has been certified as a reinsurer by the insurance regulatory agency of a state accredited by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the Commissioner may defer to that insurance regulatory agency or the National Association of Insurance Commissioners committee process to:
(1) designate the assuming insurer as a certified reinsurer in this State;
(2) assign a rating to the assuming insurer; or
(3) both.
Inactive status of certified reinsurers
(c)(1) A certified reinsurer that ceases to assume new business in this State may request to maintain its certification in inactive status in order to continue to qualify for a reduction in security for its in-force business.
(2) An inactive certified reinsurer shall continue to comply with all applicable requirements of § 5-911 of this subtitle.
(3) The Commissioner shall assign a rating that takes into account, if relevant, the reasons why the reinsurer is not assuming new business.


Added by Acts 2013, c. 321, § 1, eff. June 1, 2013. Amended by Acts 2014, c. 366, § 1, eff. June 1, 2014; Acts 2020, c. 100, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2020; Acts 2020, c. 101, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2020.
MD Code, Insurance, § 5-910, MD INSURANCE § 5-910
Current with legislation effective through July 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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