California Code, Insurance Code - INS § 769.84

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(a) The insurer shall have on file an independent financial examination, in a form acceptable to the commissioner, of each MGA with which it has done business.

(b) If an MGA establishes loss reserves, the insurer shall annually obtain the opinion of an actuary attesting to the adequacy of loss reserves established for losses incurred and outstanding on business produced by the MGA. This is in addition to any other required loss reserve certification.

(c) The insurer shall periodically (at least semiannually) conduct an onsite review of the underwriting and claims processing operations of the MGA.

(d) Binding authority for all reinsurance contracts or participation in insurance or reinsurance syndicates shall rest with an officer of the insurer, who shall not be affiliated with the MGA.

(e) Within 30 days of entering into or termination of a contract with an MGA, the insurer shall provide written notification of such appointment or termination to the commissioner.  Notices of appointment of an MGA shall include a statement of duties which the applicant is expected to perform on behalf of the insurer, the lines of insurance for which the applicant is to be authorized to act, and any other information the commissioner may request.

(f) An insurer shall review its books and records each quarter to determine if any producer has become, by operation of Section 769.81, an MGA as defined in that section.  If the insurer determines that a producer has become an MGA pursuant to the above, the insurer shall promptly notify the producer and the commissioner of that determination and the insurer and the producer shall fully comply with this article within 30 days.

(g) An insurer shall not appoint to its board of directors an officer, director, employee, any agent appointed pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (j) of Section 769.83, or controlling shareholder of its MGAs.  This subdivision shall not apply to relationships governed by Article 4.7 (commencing with Section 1215) of Chapter 2 of Part 2 of Division 1.

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