On November 28, 2012, the New York Department of Financial Services published a regarding the Credit for Reinsurance regulations to more closely align its program with the recently amended NAIC Credit for Reinsurance Model Law and Regulations. The revisions to New York’s regulations are substantially similar to Section 8 of the Model Regulations, but also require reinsurance contracts to include terms regarding venue and choice of law. Section 8 and New York’s proposed amendment set forth the rating schedule used to determine reduced collateral requirements for reinsurers domiciled outside of the U.S. As previously reported by Jorden Burt LLP, the NAIC amended the Model Law and Regulations in November 2011 to add Section 8 and New York promulgated its Credit for Reinsurance regulations in November 2010 when it became only the second state to adopt a ratings-based framework. The comment period for the proposed amendments to New York’s Credit for Reinsurance regulations ends on January 12, 2013. (proposed Nov. 28, 2012).