Several states have recently withdrawn from the Nonadmitted Insurance Multi-State Agreement (“NIMA”), the interstate compact sponsored by the NAIC to collect and allocate surplus lines tax revenues consistent with Dodd Frank’s Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act of 2010 (“NRRA”). We have reported earlier on NIMA’s development and progress. States that have withdrawn include Alaska, Connecticut, Mississippi, Nebraska and Hawaii. Departing states have cited several reasons for withdrawing: the lack of a financial benefit from participating; the increased burden and cost in overseeing and auditing NIMA’s Clearinghouse; increased costs imposed on brokers and insureds from the Clearinghouse’s service fee; and conflict with state insurance laws on reporting requirements. Mississippi is among the states withdrawing notwithstanding that its insurance commissioner was a principal officer of NIMA. NIMA’s remaining members include only Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.
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Multi-state compact for surplus lines tax collection (NIMA) is shedding members
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