Section 27-2B-4

Link to law: http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/codeofalabama/1975/27-2B-4.htm
Published: 2015

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Section 27-2B-4

Section 27-2B-4Company action level event; preparation and submission of RBC plan or revised RBC plan; notification of unsatisfactory filing; copies of plans.

(a) Company action level event means any of the following events:



(1) The filing of an RBC report by an insurer which indicates any of the following:



a. The insurer's total adjusted capital is greater than or equal to its regulatory action level RBC, but less than its company action level RBC.



b. If a life or health insurer or fraternal benefit society, the insurer has total adjusted capital which is greater than or equal to its company action level RBC but less than the product of its authorized control level RBC and 3.0 and has a negative trend.



c. If a property and casualty insurer or a health organization, the insurer has total adjusted capital which is greater than or equal to its company action level RBC, but less than the product of its authorized control level RBC and 3.0, and triggers the trend test determined in accordance with the trend test calculation included in the property and casualty or health organization RBC instructions.



(2) The notification by the commissioner to the insurer of an adjusted RBC report that indicates an event in subdivision (1) of this subsection, provided the insurer does not challenge the adjusted RBC report under Section 27-2B-8.



(3) If, pursuant to Section 27-2B-8, an insurer challenges an adjusted RBC report that indicates the event in subdivision (1) of this subsection, the notification by the commissioner to the insurer that the commissioner has, after a hearing, rejected the insurer's challenge.



(b) In the event of a company action level event, the insurer shall prepare and submit to the commissioner an RBC plan which shall include all of the following:



(1) Identify the conditions which contribute to the company action level event.



(2) Contain proposals of corrective actions which the insurer intends to take and would be expected to result in the elimination of the company action level event.



(3) Provide projections of the insurer's financial results in the current year and at least the four succeeding years, both in the absence of proposed corrective actions and giving effect to the proposed corrective actions, including projections of statutory operating income, net income, capital, or surplus. The projections for both new and renewal business may include separate projections for each major line of business and separately identify each significant income, expense, and benefit component.



(4) Identify the key assumptions impacting the insurer's projections and the sensitivity of the projections to the assumptions.



(5) Identify the quality of, and problems associated with, the insurer's business, including, but not limited to, its assets, anticipated business growth and associated surplus strain, extraordinary exposure to risk, mix of business, and use of reinsurance, if any, in each case.



(c) The RBC plan shall be submitted as follows:



(1) Within 45 days of the company action level event.



(2) If the insurer challenges an adjusted RBC report pursuant to Section 27-2B-8, within 45 days after notification to the insurer that the commissioner has, after a hearing, rejected the insurer's challenge.



(d) Within 60 days after the submission by an insurer of an RBC plan to the commissioner, the commissioner shall notify the insurer whether the RBC plan shall be implemented or is, in the judgment of the commissioner, unsatisfactory. If the commissioner determines the RBC plan is unsatisfactory, the notification to the insurer shall set forth the reasons for the determination, and may set forth proposed revisions which will render the RBC plan satisfactory, in the judgment of the commissioner. Upon notification from the commissioner, the insurer shall prepare a revised RBC plan, which may incorporate by reference any revisions proposed by the commissioner, and shall submit the revised RBC plan to the commissioner as follows:



(1) Within 45 days after the notification from the commissioner.



(2) If the insurer challenges the notification from the commissioner under Section 27-2B-8, within 45 days after a notification to the insurer that the commissioner has, after a hearing, rejected the insurer's challenge.



(e) In the event of a notification by the commissioner to an insurer that the insurer's RBC plan or revised RBC plan is unsatisfactory, the commissioner may, at the commissioner's discretion, subject to the insurer's right to a hearing under Section 27-2B-8, specify in the notification that the notification constitutes a regulatory action level event.



(f) Every domestic insurer that files an RBC plan or revised RBC plan with the commissioner shall file a copy of the RBC plan or revised RBC plan with the insurance commissioner in any state in which the insurer is authorized to do business if:



(1) The state has an RBC provision substantially similar to subsection (a) of Section 27-2B-9.



(2) The insurance commissioner of that state has notified the insurer of its request for the filing in writing, in which case the insurer shall file a copy of the RBC plan or revised RBC plan in that state no later than the later of either of the following:



a. Fifteen days after the receipt of notice to file a copy of its RBC plan or revised RBC plan with the state.



b. The date on which the RBC plan or revised RBC plan is filed under subsections (c) and (d) of this section.

(Acts 1996, No. 96-784, p. 1426, §9; Act 2013-194, p. 365, §1; Act 2014-377, §2.)