The New Jersey Governor has signed into law a new bill that creates a reduced collateral reinsurance program similar to those enacted by Florida and New York. The new law, A2670, permits the posting of less than 100% collateral if the reinsurer meets certain financial and regulatory standards. A summary of the new bill is available.
Meanwhile, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has authorized another Bermuda-based reinsurer to operate in Florida with reduced collateral requirements. A Consent Order was entered approving Montpelier Reinsurance Ltd. for the program, and the OIR issued a press release announcing the agreement.