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Title 8: Banking and Insurance


Sub-Chapter 002: Regulation Of Managing General Agents, Reinsurance Intermediaries, And Producer Controlled Insurers

8 V.S.A. § 4821. Maintenance of books and records

§ 4821. Maintenance of books and records

(a) General requirement. All claim files will be the joint property of the insurer or reinsurer and the contracting party. However, upon an order of liquidation of the insurer or reinsurer, such files shall become the sole property of the insurer, reinsurer, or its estate; both parties shall have reasonable access to and the right to copy the files on a timely basis.

(b) Managing general agents. Managing general agents shall maintain separate records of business written. The insurer shall have access and right to copy all accounts and records related to its business in a form usable by the insurer and the Commissioner shall have access to all books, bank accounts, and records of the managing general agent in a form usable to the Commissioner. Such records shall be retained according to section 3568 of this title.

(c) Reinsurance intermediary-brokers and managers. For at least ten years after expiration of each contract of reinsurance transacted by the reinsurance intermediary-broker or manager, the reinsurance intermediary will keep a complete record for each transaction showing:

(1) the type of contract, limits, underwriting restrictions, classes, or risks and territory;

(2) period of coverage, including effective and expiration dates, cancellation provisions, notice required of cancellation, and, in the case of reinsurance intermediary-managers, the disposition of outstanding reserves on covered risks;

(3) reporting and settlement requirements of balances;

(4) rate used to compute the reinsurance premium;

(5) names and addresses of assuming reinsurers;

(6) rates of all reinsurance commissions, including the commissions on any retrocessions handled by the reinsurance intermediary;

(7) related correspondence and memoranda;

(8) proof of placement;

(9) details regarding retrocessions handled by the reinsurance intermediary, including the identity of retrocessionaires and percentage of each contract assumed or ceded;

(10) financial records, including premium and loss accounts;

(11) when the reinsurance intermediary procures or places a reinsurance contract on behalf of a licensed ceding insurer:

(A) Directly from any assuming reinsurer, written evidence that the assuming reinsurer has agreed to assume the risk; or

(B) If placed through a representative of the assuming reinsurer, other than an employee, written evidence that such reinsurer has delegated binding authority to the representative; and

(12) the insurer will have reasonable access and the right to copy and audit all accounts and records maintained by the reinsurance intermediary related to its business in a form usable by the insurer.

(d) Broker controlled property casualty companies. The controlling broker shall maintain separately identifiable records of business written for the controlled insurer. (Added 1991, No. 249 (Adj. Sess.), § 18, eff. Jan. 1, 1993.)