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Wyoming Statutes Title 26. Insurance Code § 26-3-301. Scope of article

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(a) Every insurer as defined by W.S. 26-1-102(a)(xvi) shall be subject to this article.  Insurers having direct premiums written in this state of less than one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) in any calendar year and less than one thousand (1,000) policyholders or certificate holders of direct written policies nationwide at the end of a calendar year shall be exempt from this article for that year except an insurer shall not be exempt if:

(i) The commissioner makes a specific finding that compliance is necessary for the commissioner to carry out statutory responsibilities;  or

(ii) The insurer has assumed premiums pursuant to contracts or treaties of reinsurance of one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) or more.

(b) Foreign or alien insurers filing the audited financial report in another state, pursuant to that state's requirement for filing of audited financial reports which has been found by the commissioner to be substantially similar to the requirements of this article, are exempt from W.S. 26-3-303 through 26-3-312 if:

(i) A copy of the audited financial report, communication of internal control related matters noted in an audit and the accountant's letter of qualifications which are filed with the other state are filed with the commissioner and a copy of the audited financial report which is on file with the other state is filed with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in accordance with the filing dates specified in W.S. 26-3-303, 26-3-310 and 26-3-311, respectively.  Canadian insurers may submit accountants' reports as filed with the office of the superintendent of financial institutions, Canada;  and

(ii) A copy of any notification of adverse financial condition report filed with the other state is filed with the commissioner within the time specified in W.S. 26-3-309.

(c) This article shall not prohibit, preclude or in any way limit the commissioner from ordering or conducting or performing examinations of insurers under this code or regulations and the practices and procedures of the department.

(d) Foreign or alien insurers required to file management's report of internal control over financial reporting in another state are exempt from filing the report in this state provided the other state has substantially similar reporting requirements and the report is filed with the commissioner of the other state within the time specified.

Cite this article: - Wyoming Statutes Title 26. Insurance Code § 26-3-301. Scope of article - last updated December 01, 2021 |

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