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Reciprocal Jurisdiction Reinsurers

Filing Instructions for Reciprocal Jurisdiction Reinsurer

The following applications and materials are based on section 922.425 of the California Insurance Code.

A reciprocal jurisdiction reinsurer must submit its application electronically to the California Department of Insurance at CAB-SF-Intake@insurance.ca.gov.  The filing deposit can 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

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

Full Application

Reciprocal Jurisdiction Reinsurers requesting California to act as its “Lead State” for NAIC Reinsurance Financial Analysis (E) Working Group (ReFAWG) and passporting purposes should file a full application, meaning complete Section I on the Uniform Checklist for Reciprocal Jurisdiction Reinsurers, and file all of the necessary corresponding exhibits detailed in that section of the checklist. 

Passport Application

Reciprocal Jurisdiction Reinsurers who have established their Lead State with an NAIC accredited jurisdiction other than California, whose initial application has been reviewed by ReFAWG, and would like their reciprocal jurisdiction reinsurer status recognized in California should file a passport application, meaning complete Section II on the Uniform Checklist for Reciprocal Jurisdiction Reinsurers, and file all of the necessary corresponding exhibits detailed in that section of the checklist.

Corresponding Exhibit Forms

Maintaining Reciprocal Jurisdiction Reinsurer Status

Pursuant to section 922.425 of the California Insurance Code, the commissioner requests a reinsurer to annually file specific information to maintain reciprocal jurisdiction reinsurer status.

Annual renewal applications shall be submitted electronically to the California Department of Insurance at CAB-SF-Intake@insurance.ca.gov no later than August 15.  The filing deposit can 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 should annually complete Section I on the Uniform Checklist for Reciprocal Jurisdiction Reinsurers, and file all of the necessary corresponding exhibits detailed in that section of the checklist. 

 Annual Passport Application

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

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