31.05.08.09

.09 Credit for Reinsurance — Reinsurers Maintaining Trust Funds for Multiple Cedents — Trusts.

A. Credit for reinsurance may not be granted unless the form of the trust and any amendments to the trust have been approved by either the insurance regulatory agency of the state where the trust is domiciled or the insurance regulatory agency of another state who, pursuant to the terms of the trust instrument, has accepted responsibility for regulatory oversight of the trust. The form of the trust and any trust amendments also shall be filed with the insurance regulatory agency of every state in which the ceding insurer beneficiaries of the trust are domiciled. The trust instrument shall provide that:

(1) Contested claims shall be valid and enforceable out of funds in trust to the extent remaining unsatisfied 30 days after entry of the final order of any court of competent jurisdiction in the United States;

(2) Legal title to the assets of the trust shall be vested in the trustee for the benefit of the grantor's U.S. ceding insurers, their assigns, and successors in interest;

(3) The trust shall be subject to examination as determined by the Commissioner;

(4) The trust shall remain in effect for as long as the assuming insurer, or any member or former member of a group of insurers, shall have outstanding obligations under reinsurance contracts subject to the trust; and

(5) No later than February 28 of each year, the trustee of the trust shall report to the Commissioner in writing setting forth the balance in the trust and listing the trust's investments at the preceding year-end, and shall certify the date of termination of the trust, if so planned, or certify that the trust will not expire prior to the following December 31.

B. Inadequate Trust Funds.

(1) Notwithstanding any other provisions in the trust instrument, if the trust fund is inadequate because it contains an amount less than the amount required by Regulation .08C of this chapter or if the grantor of the trust has been declared insolvent or placed into receivership, rehabilitation, liquidation, or similar proceedings under the laws of its state or country of domicile, the trustee shall comply with an order of the insurance regulatory agency with regulatory oversight over the trust or with an order of a court of competent jurisdiction directing the trustee to transfer to the insurance regulatory agency with regulatory oversight over the trust or other designated receiver all of the assets of the trust fund.

(2) The assets shall be distributed by and claims shall be filed with and valued by the insurance regulatory agency with regulatory oversight over the trust in accordance with the laws of the state in which the trust is domiciled applicable to the liquidation of domestic insurance companies.

(3) If the insurance regulatory agency with regulatory oversight over the trust determines that the assets of the trust fund or any part of the assets are not necessary to satisfy the claims of the U.S. beneficiaries of the trust, the insurance regulatory agency with regulatory oversight over the trust shall return the assets, or any part of the assets, to the trustee for distribution in accordance with the trust agreement.

(4) The grantor shall waive any right otherwise available to it under U.S. law that is inconsistent with this provision.