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Certified Reinsurers

Filing Instructions for Certified Reinsurer Status

The following applications and materials are based on section 922.41 of the California Insurance Code.

A reinsurer seeking certified reinsurer status in California must submit a duplicate copy of its application to the California Department of Insurance at the following address:

California Department of Insurance
Corporate Affairs Bureau
1901 Harrison Street, 6th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

An application consists of a completed checklist and all of the necessary corresponding exhibits.

Corresponding Exhibits

Choose which application will be filed with the California Department of Insurance based on the explanation below.

Passport Application

A reinsurer that has received an initial certification with an NAIC accredited jurisdiction, other than California, acting as its Lead State, and had its application reviewed by the NAIC Reinsurance Financial Analysis (E) Working Group (ReFAWG) that wishes to seek certified reinsurer status in California should file a passport application. Complete Section I on the Uniform Application Checklist for Certified Reinsurers.

 

Please do not submit passport applications if the Lead State approval has not yet been received.

 

Full Application

A reinsurer that has not been certified in an NAIC accredited jurisdiction, and would like California to act as its Lead State, should file a full application. Complete Section II on the Uniform Application Checklist for Certified Reinsurers
 

 

Maintaining Certified Reinsurer Status

Pursuant to section 922.41(f) of the California Insurance Code, a reinsurer must annually meet applicable information filing requirements to maintain certified reinsurer status. 

Annual renewal applications must be submitted electronically to the California Department of Insurance at CAB-SF-Intake@insurance.ca.gov.  The filing deposit must be mailed to the California Department of Insurance at the following address:

California Department of Insurance
Corporate Affairs Bureau
1901 Harrison Street, 6th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Annual Renewal Application

Applicants that filed a full application in California, meaning California is the Lead State, should annually complete Section II on the Uniform Application Checklist for Certified Reinsurers, and file all of the necessary corresponding exhibits detailed in that section of the checklist.

 

All required documents must be filed no later than June 30.

 

Annual Passport Application

Applicants that have passported into California should annually complete Section I on the Uniform Application Checklist for Certified Reinsurers, and file all of the necessary corresponding exhibits detailed in that section of the checklist.

 

All required documents must be filed no later than December 1.

 

Please do not submit passport renewal applications if the Lead State approval has not yet been received.

 

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