§ 118a.4. General requirements for domestic insurers.
(a) The following requirements apply to a request by a domestic insurer for the Commissioners approval of an individual under subparagraph (i)(C) of the definition of qualified actuary in § 118a.2 (relating to definitions):
(1) The domestic insurer shall file the request with the Department at least 90 days prior to the filing of the domestic insurers annual financial statement.
(2) Requests filed under paragraph (1) must contain the following:
(i) A properly completed biographical affidavit in the form adopted by the NAIC. The NAIC biographical affidavit form is available on the Departments web site at www.insurance.pa.gov or upon request from the Department.
(ii) A list of the loss reserve opinions for property or casualty insurance, or both, issued by the individual in the past 3 years.
(iii) Other information that the Commissioner in the Commissioners discretion may require to determine the individuals qualifications. The Department will provide the domestic insurer with a written request for the information, describing the type of information required and why the information is needed.
(b) The appointed actuary shall annually provide the domestic insurers board of directors with the statement of actuarial opinion and actuary opinion summary, and the receipt of these documents shall be recorded in the meeting minutes of the board of directors.
(c) If an actuary who was the appointed actuary for the immediately preceding filed statement of actuarial opinion is replaced by an action of the domestic insurers board of directors, the domestic insurer shall:
(1) Notify the Department in writing within 5 business days of the boards action.
(2) Provide the Department with a separate written notice within 10 business days of providing notice under paragraph (1) stating whether, in the 24 months preceding the appointed actuarys replacement, there were any disagreements with the former appointed actuary relating to the content of the statement of actuarial opinion, actuarial opinion summary, actuarial report or underlying workpapers on matters of the risk of material adverse deviation, required disclosures, scope, procedure, or data quality. The disagreements required to be reported include both those resolved to the former appointed actuarys satisfaction and those not resolved to the former appointed actuarys satisfaction. The notice must include a written letter addressed to the domestic insurer by the former appointed actuary stating whether the appointed actuary agrees with the statements in the domestic insurers notice and, if not, stating the reasons why the appointed actuary does not agree.
(d) The domestic insurer shall require its appointed actuary to notify the domestic insurers board of directors or audit committee in writing within 5 business days after a determination by the appointed actuary that the statement of actuarial opinion or actuarial opinion summary filed with the Department was in error if:
(1) The error is as a result of reliance on data or other information (other than assumptions) that, as of the balance sheet date, were factually incorrect.
(2) The determination is made between the date the statement of actuarial opinion is issued and the balance sheet date for which the next statement of actuarial opinion will be issued.
(3) The statement of actuarial opinion or actuarial opinion summary would not have been issued or would have been materially altered had the correct data or other information been used; except that the statement of actuarial opinion or actuarial opinion summary will not be considered to be in error if it would not have been issued or would have been materially altered solely because of data or information concerning events subsequent to the balance sheet date or because actual results differ from those projected.
(e) Notification provided by an appointed actuary to a domestic insurer under subsection (d) must include a summary of the appointed actuarys findings and an amended statement of actuarial opinion and actuarial opinion summary. The domestic insurer shall forward a copy of the summary and amended statement of actuarial opinion and actuarial opinion summary to the Commissioner within 5 business days of receipt and provide the appointed actuary with a copy of the information forwarded to the Commissioner. If the appointed actuary does not receive a copy of the information forwarded to the Commissioner within the 5 business day period, the appointed actuary shall provide the Commissioner with the information within the next 5 business days, including a statement whether the Department should rely upon the statement of actuarial opinion or actuarial opinion summary filed under this chapter.
(f) If an appointed actuary learns that data or other information relied upon in rendering a statement of actuarial opinion or actuarial opinion summary under this chapter were factually incorrect, but the appointed actuary cannot immediately determine what, if any, changes are needed in the statement of actuarial opinion or actuarial opinion summary, the appointed actuary and the domestic insurer shall take the actions necessary for the appointed actuary to make the determination. If the domestic insurer does not provide the necessary data corrections and other support (including financial support) within 10 business days, the appointed actuary should provide the Commissioner with notice of the situation within the next 5 business days.
This section cited in 31 Pa. Code § 118a.2 (relating to definitions).
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