.05 Letter of Credit.

A. To the extent that the securities on deposit with the Commissioner and the other assets of the fronting reinsurer are insufficient to qualify in accordance with Insurance Article, §13-116, Annotated Code of Maryland, and these regulations, the insurer may provide the Commissioner with an irrevocable letter of credit in an amount at least equal to the shortfall.

B. In order to be acceptable for the purpose of this regulation, the letter of credit shall be issued by a bank located in Maryland, which has deposits insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and which is not affiliated with the insurer.

C. The letter of credit shall be automatically renewable from time to time, and may only be terminated by the issuing bank upon 30 days' written notice sent to the Commissioner by certified or registered mail.