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Title 8: Banking and Insurance

Chapter 101: INSURANCE COMPANIES GENERALLY

Sub-Chapter 007: Examination And Reports

8 V.S.A. § 3561. Annual statement



§ 3561. Annual statement

(a) Each domestic, foreign, and alien insurance company doing business in this state shall annually submit to the commissioner a statement of its financial condition, verified by oath of two of its executive officers. The statement shall be prepared in accordance with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' Instructions Handbook and Accounting Practices and Procedures Manual and shall be in such general form and context, as approved by, and shall contain any other information required by, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners with any useful or necessary modifications or adaptations thereof required or approved or accepted by the commissioner for the type of insurance and kinds of insurers to be reported upon, and as supplemented by additional information required by the commissioner. The statement of an alien insurer shall relate only to the insurer's transactions and affairs in the United States unless the commissioner requires otherwise. A foreign or alien company, upon withdrawing from the state of Vermont shall pay to the commissioner $25.00 for the filing of its final financial statement.

(b)(1) At the direction of the commissioner each domestic, foreign, and alien insurance company doing business in this state shall annually submit to the commissioner, in a manner and on forms approved by the commissioner, a statement of its market conduct performance for the purpose of permitting the participation of this state in the Market Conduct Annual Statement program of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. The statement shall be prepared in accordance with the Market Conduct Annual Statement instructions published by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, with any useful or necessary modifications or adaptations thereof required or approved or accepted by the commissioner for the type of insurance and kinds of insurers to be reported upon, and as supplemented by additional information required by the commissioner.

(2) Subject to section 22 of this title, all market conduct annual statements and other information filed pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection, all records, and other information of investigations conducted by the department under this title, whether such statements, records, or information are in the possession of another regulatory or law enforcement agency, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, or any person, shall be confidential and privileged, shall not be made public, shall not be subject to subpoena, and shall not be subject to discovery or introduction into evidence in any private civil action.

(c) The commissioner shall adopt by rule the Medical Professional Liability Closed Claim Reporting Model Law of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, as amended from time to time, or in the commissioner's discretion a substantially similar rule. Subject to section 22 of this title, information which identifies, directly or indirectly, the closed claims of a health care facility or a health care provider shall be confidential and privileged, shall not be made public, shall not be subject to subpoena, and shall not be subject to discovery or introduction into evidence in any private civil action. (Added 1967, No. 344 (Adj. Sess.), § 1 (ch. 1, subch. 9, § 1); amended 1991, No. 101, § 5; 1991, No. 249 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 2009, No. 42, § 6.)