by Jorden Burt, LLP, the New York Department of Financial Services published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding changes to New York’s Credit for Reinsurance regulations in November 2012. The proposed changes were published and took effect on March 20, 2013. Missouri also recently introduced a bill that will effective January 1, 2014. The changes authorize a reduction in the required statutory trusteed surplus for reinsurers who discontinue underwriting new business for at least three years, provides credit for reinsurance ceded to credited insurers and eligibility requirements for certification, and requires ceding insurers to take steps to diversify their reinsurance programs. Both the New York and Missouri amendments are based upon the NAIC Credit for Reinsurance Model Law and Regulations. ; , 97th Gen. Assemb., Reg. Sess. (Mo. 2013).