(a) No insurer shall deliver, or issue for delivery, within this state variable contracts unless it is licensed to do a life insurance or annuity business in this state and the commissioner is satisfied that its condition or method of operation in connection with the issuance of such contracts will not render its operation hazardous to the public or its policyholders in this state. In this connection, the commissioner shall consider among other things:
(1) The history and financial condition of the insurer;
(2) The character, responsibility, and fitness of the officers and directors of the insurer; and
(3) The law and regulation under which the insurer is authorized in the state of domicile to issue variable contracts.
(b) If the company is a subsidiary of an admitted life insurer or affiliated with such insurer through common management or ownership, it may be deemed to have met the provisions of the section if either it or the parent or affiliated company meets the requirements of this section.