The NAIC held its Summer 2009 meetings in Minneapolis last week, and there was only very modest progress on reinsurance-related issues. The Reinsurance Task Force meeting summary relates the following items:

  • Guidance Memorandum regarding reinsurance collateral: The exposure draft of this Guidance Memorandum (see our April 13, 2009 post) was adopted, for distribution to all state insurance commissioners.
  • Reinsurance Regulatory Modernization Framework: There was further discussion of the implementation of this initiative. The exposed draft Congressional bill is on hold pending the receipt of a legal opinion from Sidley Austin, LLP on constitutional issues that have been raised about this initiative.
  • Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act: An update was received on the status of this Congressional session’s version of this bill (HR 2571) (see our June 9, 2009 legislative update post). This bill was referred to committee upon its filing, without any progress since that time.
  • Credit for Reinsurance Model Act: Comments were received on a proposed amendment to this Act, which would provide a commissioner the authority to lower the minimum trusted surplus requirement applicable to a multiple-beneficiary trust maintained by an assuming insurer in run-off. Staff was directed to initiate the process for consideration of this amendment, and an additional amendment related to the implementation of the Reinsurance Regulatory Modernization Framework.
  • International Association of Insurance Supervisors’ Reinsurance Subcommittee and Reinsurance Transparency Subgroup: An update on recent activity of this group was received.