THE INSURANCE CODE OF 1956 (EXCERPT)
Act 218 of 1956
500.1105 Reduction from liability by ceding insurer to assuming insurer not meeting requirements of MCL 500.1103; security.
An asset or a reduction from liability for the reinsurance ceded by a ceding insurer to an assuming insurer not meeting the requirements of section 1103 shall be allowed in an amount not exceeding the liabilities carried by the ceding insurer, and the reduction shall be in the amount of funds held by or on behalf of the ceding insurer, including funds held in trust for the ceding insurer, under a reinsurance contract with the assuming insurer as security for the payment of obligations thereunder, if the security is held in the United States subject to withdrawal solely by, and under the exclusive control of, the ceding insurer and, for a trust, held in a qualified United States financial institution. This security may be in the form of any of the following:
(b) Securities that may be valued by the commissioner in accordance with sections 841 and 842 and are approved for investment by insurers under chapter 9.
(c) Clean, irrevocable, unconditional letters of credit, issued or confirmed by a qualified United States financial institution no later than December 31 of the year for which filing is being made, and in the possession of the ceding insurer on or before the filing date of its annual statement. Letters of credit meeting applicable standards of issuer acceptability as of the dates of their issuance or confirmation shall, notwithstanding the issuing or confirming institution's subsequent failure to meet applicable standards of issuer acceptability, continue to be acceptable as security until their expiration, extension, renewal, modification, or amendment, whichever occurs first.
(d) Any other form of security acceptable to the commissioner.
History: Add. 1994, Act 226, Imd. Eff. June 27, 1994
Am. 2000, Act 283, Imd. Eff. July 10, 2000
Compiler's Notes: Enacting section 1 of Act 283 of 2000 provides:“Enacting section 1. The legislature declares that the provisions of this amendatory act are fundamental to the business of insurance as provided in sections 1 and 2 of chapter 20, popularly known as the McCarran-Ferguson act, 59 Stat. 33 and 34, 15 U.S.C. 1011 and 1012. It is the intent of this amendatory act that upon the insolvency of an alien insurer or reinsurer that provides security to fund its United States obligations under the insurance code of 1956, 1956 PA 218, MCL 500.100 to 500.8302, the assets representing the security shall be maintained in the United States and claims shall be filed with and valued by the state insurance commissioner with regulatory oversight, and the assets shall be distributed under the insurance laws of the state where the trust is domiciled that are applicable to the liquidation of domestic United States insurance companies.”
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