On July 11, 2011, the NAIC Reinsurance Task Force held an interim meeting in New York City. The meeting addressed issues raised by comments to the task force’s two exposure drafts of the Credit for Reinsurance Model Law and Credit for Reinsurance Model Regulation, which were initially posted in February 2011. The Task Force discussed whether mandatory contract clauses should be included in the models; what requirements an assuming insurer must meet in order to be approved as a certified reinsurer; what specific information certified reinsurers should be required to file; issues regarding multiple beneficiary trusts; issues relating to reporting requirements for ceding insurers; proposed changes to the ratings/collateral matrix; issues regarding the revocation of certification; issues regarding restrictions to limit so-called “concentration risk;” special issues concerning life reinsurance contracts; clarification with respect to the application process; and whether the model language should be clarified to refer to “substantially similar financial solvency regulation” as opposed to “substantially similar credit for reinsurance standards.”

The Task Force posted two revised exposure drafts on its website on July 26, 2011 (see links above), which are open for comment through the close of business on August 24, 2011.