SB207 (2022) Detail

Relative to administrative fee credit for insurance company external review.


SB 207  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2022 SESSION

22-2928

11/08

 

SENATE BILL 207

 

AN ACT relative to administrative fee credit for insurance company external review.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 1; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Rep. Hunt, Ches. 11; Rep. Potucek, Rock. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill clarifies that the cost of any external review of insurance companies is credited towards the administrative fee for a company in the subsequent year.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

22-2928

11/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Two

 

AN ACT relative to administrative fee credit for insurance company external review.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Insurance Department; Staff.  Amend RSA 400-A:10, III to read as follows:

III. If necessary to ensure the timely review of rates and forms submitted for approval under title XXXVII, the commissioner may retain, without appropriation under RSA 9 and without qualifying as a department expenditure under RSA 4:15, independent actuaries or other professionals or specialists as reviewers, the cost of which shall be borne by the regulated entity whose rates or forms are the subject of the review. The entity shall pay the retained professional or specialists directly for their costs. The commissioner shall conduct oversight of such independent reviewers in a manner that is consistent with standards for the use of independent reviewers established by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in its Financial Condition Examiners Handbook and Market Regulation Handbook and shall ensure that costs are reasonable for the work performed. The amount paid by the company under this paragraph in any fiscal year shall be applied as a nontransferable credit against and to the extent of the company's administrative fee under RSA 400-A:39 in the subsequent fiscal year and [shall carry forward in future fiscal years as applicable] not thereafter.

2  Insurance Department; Annual Financial Statement.  Amend RSA 400-A:36, X to read as follows:

X. The commissioner may retain, without appropriation under RSA 9 and without qualifying as a department expenditure under RSA 4:15, attorneys, independent actuaries, independent certified public accountants, or other professionals or specialists to review financial statements, the cost of which shall be borne by the company which is the subject of the financial analysis. The company shall pay the retained professional or specialists directly for their costs. The commissioner shall conduct oversight of such independent reviewers in a manner that is consistent with standards for the use of independent reviewers established by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in its Financial Condition Examiners Handbook and Market Regulation Handbook and shall ensure that costs are reasonable for the work performed. The amount paid by the company under this paragraph in any fiscal year shall be applied as a nontransferable credit against and to the extent of the company's administrative fee under RSA 400-A:39 in the subsequent fiscal year and [shall carry forward in future fiscal years as applicable] not thereafter.

3  Own Risk and Solvency Assessment; Contents of ORSA Summary Report.  Amend RSA 401-C:7, II to read as follows:

II. The review of the ORSA summary report, and any additional requests for information, shall be made using similar procedures currently used in the analysis and examination of multi-state or global insurers and insurance groups. To assist in the review of ORSA summary reports, the commissioner may retain, without appropriation under RSA 9 and without qualifying as a department expenditure under RSA 4:15, attorneys, appraisers, independent actuaries, independent certified public accountants, or other professionals and specialists, the cost of which shall be borne by the company subject to such review. The company shall pay the retained professional or specialists directly for their costs. The commissioner shall conduct oversight of such independent reviewers in a manner that is consistent with standards for the use of independent reviewers established by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in its Financial Condition Examiners Handbook and Market Regulation Handbook and shall ensure that costs are reasonable for the work performed. The amount paid by the company under this paragraph in any fiscal year shall be applied as a nontransferable credit against and to the extent of the company's administrative fee under RSA 400-A:39 in the subsequent fiscal year and [shall carry forward in future fiscal years as applicable] not thereafter.

4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

SB207 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 18, 2022 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB207 Revision: 34262 Date: Dec. 14, 2021, 12:54 p.m.

Docket


Dec. 20, 2021: Hearing: 01/18/2022, Room 100, SH, 09:00 am; SC 50


Dec. 14, 2021: To Be Introduced 01/05/2022 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 1