Boston - At the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) meeting held here this weekend, the NAIC Property and Casualty Reinsurance Study group approved enhanced disclosure requirements for insurers that utilize reinsurance with limited risk transfer features, also known as finite reinsurance. The use of finite reinsurance has received considerable attention over the past several months, because of its misuse by some high-profile insurers. State insurance regulators, working in a coordinated fashion through the NAIC, have been evaluating existing relevant statutory financial reporting since last year. NAIC Property and Casualty Reinsurance Study Group approved enhanced disclosure requirements for insurers that utilize reinsurance with limited risk transfer features, also known as finite reinsurance. The use of finite reinsurance has received considerable attention over the past several months, because of its misuse by some high-profile insurers. State insurance regulators, working in a coordinated fashion through the NAIC, have been evaluating existing relevant statutory financial reporting since last year. The latest proposed disclosures would require an insurer to report to state insurance regulators any finite reinsurance agreement that has the effect of altering policyholders' surplus by more than three percent, or representing more than three percent of ceded premium or losses. Additional reporting requirements regarding contract terms and management's intention in entering the contract have been included to improve transparency. Study Group members also approved a standard attestation form to be signed by the insurer's CEO and CFO attesting that there are no side agreements and that risk transfer has occurred.

 Source: NAIC

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