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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 & Regulatory Affairs Branch
45 Fremont Street, 24th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
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

Reinsurers with an initial certification application that has been reviewed by the NAIC Reinsurance Financial Analysis (E) Working Group (ReFAWG) seeking certified reinsurer status in California should file a passport application. Complete Section II of the Uniform Application Checklist for Certified Reinsurers.
  

Full Application

Applicants that have not been certified as a reinsurer in an NAIC accredited jurisdiction should file a full application. Complete Section III of the Uniform Application Checklist for Certified Reinsurers

Applicants that have not been certified as a reinsurer in an NAIC accredited jurisdiction interested in having their certification reviewed by ReFAWG for passporting purposes should also file the full application. Specific ReFAWG passporting requirements are noted in the checklist. California will act as the applicant's "Lead State" for ReFAWG purposes.

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 shall be submitted, in duplicate, to the California Department of Insurance no later than August 15 at the following address:
California Department of Insurance
Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Branch
45 Fremont Street, 24th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Annual Renewal Application

Applicants that filed a full application in California should annually complete Section III of the Uniform Application Checklist for Certified Reinsurers.

Annual Passport Application

Applicants that have passported into California should annually complete Section II of the Uniform Application Checklist for Certified Reinsurers.
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