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Certified Reinsurer Notices

Notice of Application

Pursuant to California Insurance Code section 922.41(e)(1), the California Insurance Commissioner invites members of the public to respond to Certified Reinsurer Applications submitted to the California Department of Insurance.

Interested and affected parties will have 30 days from the date notice is posted to submit written comments and responses to the certified reinsurer applications listed below. Please click on a reinsurer's name to determine when the notice was posted. The Commissioner will not take final action on an application until at least 30 days after notice was posted.

Current Certified Reinsurers

Pursuant to California Insurance Code section 922.41(e)(2) and (h), the California Insurance Commissioner is required to publish a list of all certified Reinsurers and their ratings.

CRIN

Certified Reinsurer

Jurisdiction

Effective Date of Initial Certification

Certification Expiration Date

Financial Strength Rating

 

Lines of Business

CR-3194126

Arch Reinsurance Ltd.

Bermuda

Jul. 1, 2014

Dec. 31, 2024

Secure-3 (20%)

Life, Accident/Health, Property/Casualty

CR-3190770

Chubb Tempest Reinsurance Ltd.

Bermuda

Jan. 1, 2014

Dec. 31, 2024

Secure-2 (10%)

Life, Property/Casualty

CR-1320152

Chubb European Group SE

France

Jan. 1, 2021

Dec. 31, 2024

Secure-2 (10%)

Property/Casualty

CR-1120191

Convex Insurance UK Ltd.

United Kingdom

Jan. 1, 2022

Dec. 31, 2024

Secure-4 (50%)

Accident/Health,Property/Casualty

CR-3191400

Convex Re Ltd.

 

Bermuda

Jan. 1, 2022

Dec. 31, 2024

Secure-4 (50%)

Property/Casualty

CR-3194122

DaVinci Reinsurance Ltd.

Bermuda

Oct. 1, 2018

Dec. 31, 2024

Secure-4 (50%)

Property/Casualty

CR-3194130

Endurance Specialty Insurance, Ltd.

Bermuda

Jul. 1, 2015

Dec. 31, 2024

Secure-3 (20%)

Property/Casualty

CR-3191289

Fidelis Insurance Bermuda Limited

Bermuda

Jan. 1, 2022

Dec. 31, 2024

Secure-4 (50%)

Property/Casualty

CR-1120175

Fidelis Underwriting Limited

United Kingdom

Jan.1, 2022 

Dec. 31, 2024

Secure-4 (50%)

Property/Casualty

CR-3191190

Hamilton Re Ltd.

 

Bermuda

Jan. 1, 2021

Dec 31, 2024

Secure-4 (50%)

Property/Casualty

CR-3191255

Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America (Bermuda) Ltd.

Bermuda

Dec. 31, 2020

Dec 31, 2023

Secure-2 (10%)

Life, Health and Annuities

CR-1340125

Hannover Ruck SE

Germany

Dec. 31, 2014

Dec. 31, 2024

Secure-2 (10%)

Life, Accident/Health, Property/Casualty

CR-3190875

Hiscox Insurance Company, Ltd.

Bermuda

Dec 31, 2017

Dec. 31, 2024

Secure-3 (20%)

Property/Casualty

CR-1460019

MS Amlin AG

 

Switzerland

Jan. 1, 2022

Dec. 31, 2024

Secure-3 (20%)

Property/Casualty

CR-1460100

New Reinsurance Company Ltd.

Switzerland

Jan. 1, 2020

Dec. 31, 2023

Secure-2 (10%)

Life, Accident/Health, Property/Casualty

CR-1780078

Partner Reinsurance Europe SE

Ireland

Jan. 1, 2020

Dec. 31, 2024

Secure-3 (20%)

Life, Accident/Health, Property/Casualty

CR-1460023

Renaissance Re Europe AG (1)

Switzerland

Jul. 1, 2014
 

Dec. 31, 2023

Secure-3 (20%)

Property/Casualty

CR-3190339

Renaissance Reinsurance Ltd.

Bermuda

Oct. 1, 2018

Dec. 31, 2024

Secure-3 (20%)

Property & Casualty

CR-3191250

Somers Re Ltd. (2)

 

Bermuda

Jan. 1, 2020

Dec. 31, 2024

Secure-4 (50%)

Property/Casualty

CR-1460021

Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd.

Switzerland

Jul. 1, 2014 -
 

Dec. 31, 2024

Secure-2 (10%)

Life, Accident/Health, Property/Casualty

AA-1122000

Underwriters at Lloyd's London

United Kingdom

Jul. 1, 2015 -
 

Dec. 31, 2022

Secure-3 (20%)

Property/Casualty

CR-3190878

Wilton Reinsurance Bermuda Limited

Bermuda

Jan. 1, 2019

Dec. 31, 2023

Secure-3 (20%)

Life, Accident/Health

CR-3191315

XL Bermuda Ltd.

 

Bermuda

Jan. 1, 2021

Dec. 31, 2024

Secure-2 (10%)

Property/Casualty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 1, 2018

Dec. 31, 2020

Secure-3 (20%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CR-1780072

XL Re Europe SE

Ireland

Jan. 1, 2023

Dec. 31, 2024

Secure-2 (10%)

Property/Casualty

 

(1) RenaissanceRe Europe AG fka Tokio Millenium Re AG (name change effective March 22, 2019).
(2) Somers Re Ltd. fka Watford Re Ltd. (name change effective November 4, 2021).

Qualified Jurisdictions

Pursuant to California Insurance Code section 922.41(g), the California Insurance Commissioner is required to publish a list of qualified jurisdictions.

Jurisdiction Effective Date
Japan, Financial Services Agency (FSA) Jan. 1, 2015
Germany, Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) Jan. 1, 2014

The California Department of Insurance will also accept the NAIC's list of Qualified Jurisdictions as posted on the NAIC website, unless noted below.

Catastrophe Recoverables

Pursuant to section 922.41(i)(8) of the California Insurance Code, “In order to facilitate the prompt payment of claims, a certified reinsurer shall not be required to post security for catastrophe recoverables for a period of one year from the date of the first instance of a liability reserve entry by the ceding company as a result of a loss from a catastrophic occurrence that is likely to result in significant insured losses, as recognized by the commissioner.”

If a reinsurer  certified in California would like to seek a one year deferral for the lines specified in section 922.41(i)(8) due to a catastrophic occurrence it should request such deferral of security requirements from the commissioner in writing.

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