Section 27-31A-3

Risk retention groups chartered in this state.

(a)(1) A risk retention group shall, pursuant to this title, be chartered and licensed to write only liability insurance pursuant to this chapter and, except as provided elsewhere in this chapter, shall comply with all of the laws, rules, regulations, and requirements applicable to the insurers chartered and licensed in this state and with Section 27-31A-4, to the extent the requirements are not a limitation on laws, rules, regulations, or requirements of this state.

(2) Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, all risk retention groups chartered in this state shall file with the department and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) an annual statement in a form prescribed by the NAIC and, if required by the commissioner, in electronic format. The statement shall be completed in accordance with its instructions and the NAIC Accounting Practices and Procedures Manual.

(b) Before it may offer insurance in any state, each risk retention group shall also submit for approval to the Commissioner of Insurance a plan of operation or feasibility study. The risk retention group shall submit an appropriate revision in the event of any subsequent material change in any item of the plan of operation or feasibility study within 10 days of the change. The group shall not offer any additional kinds of liability insurance, in this state or in any other state, until a revision of the plan or study is approved by the commissioner.

(c) At the time of filing its application for charter, the risk retention group shall provide to the commissioner in summary form the following information: The identity of the initial members of the group, the identity of those individuals who organized the group or who will provide administrative services, or otherwise influence or control the activities of the group, the amount and nature of initial capitalization, the coverages to be afforded, and the states in which the group intends to operate. Upon receipt of this information, the commissioner shall forward the information to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Notification to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners is in addition to and shall not be sufficient to satisfy the requirements of Section 27-31A-4 or any other sections of this chapter.

(Acts 1993, No. 93-674, p. 1226, §3; Act 2014-377, p. 1407, §5.)