CHAPTER 25. RULES AND PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INSURANCE HOLDING COMPANY SYSTEMS

Sec.


25.1.     Definitions.
25.2.     [Reserved].
25.3—25.7     [Reserved].
25.8.     Waivers.
25.9.     [Reserved].
25.10.     [Reserved].
25.11.     Expenses of experts and consultants.
25.12.     Forms—general requirements.
25.13.     Forms—incorporation by reference, summaries and omissions.
25.14.     Forms—information unknown or unavailable and extension of time  to furnish.
25.15.     Forms—additional information and exhibits.
25.16.     Acquisition of control—statement filings.
25.17.     Annual registration of insurers—statement filing.
25.18.     Summary of registration—statement filing.
25.19.     Alternative and consolidated registrations.
25.20.     Disclaimers and termination of registration.
25.21.     Transactions subject to prior notice—notice filing.
25.22.     All dividends and other distributions.
25.23.     Adequacy of surplus.

Authority

   The provisions of this Chapter 25 issued under sections 214 and 216 of The Insurance Department Act of 1921 (40 P. S. § §  52 and 54), unless otherwise noted.

Source

   The provisions of this Chapter 25 adopted June 12, 1968, unless otherwise noted.

Cross References

   This section cited in 31 Pa. Code §  21.29 (relating to qualified or restricted stock options; acceptance of general tender offers).

§ 25.1. Definitions.

 (a)  The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Act—The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. § §  341—991.1718).

   Commissioner—The Insurance Commissioner of the Commonwealth.

   Corporation—A corporation organized under a law of the Commonwealth or under the laws of another state, or having an office or transacting business in this Commonwealth.

   Department—The Insurance Department of the Commonwealth.

   Executive officer—A chief executive officer, chief operating officer, chief financial officer, president, treasurer, secretary, controller and other individual performing functions corresponding to those performed by the foregoing officers under whatever title.

   NAIC—The National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

   Surplus—Total assets less total liabilities as calculated and reported in accordance with the annual statement instructions and accounting practices and procedures manual prescribed by the NAIC or as otherwise required by the Commissioner for annual financial statements filed with the Department.

   Ultimate controlling person—A person which is not controlled by another person. An ultimate controlling person may be one or more of the following: individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, joint stock company, trust, unincorporated organization, or any similar entity or combination of the foregoing who controls another person.

 (b)  Unless the context otherwise requires, other terms found in this chapter are used as defined in Article XIV of the act (40 P. S. § §  991.1401—991.1413).

Authority

   The provisions of this §  25.1 amended under The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. § §  991.1401—991.1413); amended under section 337.8 of The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. §  459.8)

Source

   The provisions of this §  25.1 amended September 3, 1993, effective September 4, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 4216; amended August 10, 2001, effective August 11, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 4406. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (245443) to (245444).

§ 25.2. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  25.2 amended September 3, 1993, effective September 4, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 4216; reserved August 10, 2001, effective August 11, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 4406. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (245444).

§ 25.3—25.7. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of these § §  25.3—25.7 reserved September 3, 1993, effective September 4, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 4216. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (7603) to (7605) and (72763).

§ 25.8. Waivers.

 This chapter does not constitute a waiver by the Department of its authority, for the purpose of examining into the affairs of a corporation proposing to acquire or offering to acquire voting securities of an insurer or a person which controls an insurer, to have free access to its books and papers which relate to its business, and to the books and papers kept by any of its agents. The Department may summon, and administer the oath to, and examine as witnesses, the directors, officers and agents of the person and other persons, relative to its affairs, transactions and condition.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  25.8 amended under The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. § §  991.1401—991.1413).

Source

   The provisions of this §  25.8 amended September 3, 1993, effective September 4, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 4216. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (72763).

§ 25.9. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  25.9 adopted February 27, 1969; reserved September 3, 1993, effective September 4, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 4216. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (72763) to (72764).

§ 25.10. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  25.10 adopted October 1, 1971, effective October 2, 1971, 1 Pa.B. 1925; reserved September 3, 1993, effective September 4, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 4216. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (72764), (7608) to (7611) and (72765).

§ 25.11. Expenses of experts and consultants.

 (a)  Under sections 1402(f)(3) and 1405(a)(4) of the act (40 P. S. § §  991.1402(f)(3) and 991.1405(a)(4)), the Department may retain attorneys, actuaries, accountants and other experts not otherwise a part of the Department’s staff as may be reasonably necessary to assist the Department in the evaluation of a filing under this chapter. The Department will provide the person filing with written notice of the engagement of an outside expert, including the expert’s name, the terms of engagement and a cost estimate, and will consider any possible cost-saving alternatives suggested by the person filing.

 (b)  The cost of experts retained by the Department will be charged to and paid by the person filing the statements or a designee of the person acceptable to the Department.

 (c)  The Department will require hourly charges for experts retained by the Department be comparable to prevailing rates for the services.

 (d)  In addition to hourly charges, the Department will require that charges for travel, lodging and food expenses of experts retained by the Department be comparable to prevailing rates for similar services and made in accordance with provisions set forth in letters of engagement.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  25.11 amended under The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. § §  991.1401—991.1413); amended under section 337.8 of The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. §  459.8).

Source

   The provisions of this §  25.11 adopted July 30, 1982, effective July 31, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 2382; amended September 3, 1993, effective September 4, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 4216; amended August 10, 2001, effective August 11, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 4406. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (245445) to (245446).

§ 25.12. Forms—general requirements.

 (a)  Forms A—E located in Appendix A are intended to be guides in the preparation of the statements required by sections 1402—1405 of the act (40 P. S. § §  991.1402—991.1405). They are not intended to be blank forms which are to be filled in. The forms filed shall contain the numbers and captions of all items, but the text of the items may be omitted if the answers are prepared in a manner that indicates clearly the scope and coverage of the items. Instructions, whether appearing under the items of the form or elsewhere therein, shall be omitted. Unless expressly provided otherwise, if an item is inapplicable or the answer thereto is in the negative, an appropriate statement to that effect shall be made.

 (b)  Two copies of Forms A and E and one copy of Forms B—D, including exhibits and other papers and documents filed as a part thereof, shall be filed with the Commissioner by personal delivery, mail, facsimile or other form of electronic transmission acceptable to the Department. At least one copy shall be signed in the manner prescribed on the form. Unsigned copies shall be conformed. If the signature of a person is affixed under a power of attorney or other similar authority, a copy of the power of attorney or other authority shall also be filed with the form.

 (c)  One of the filed copies of Form A shall be available for public inspection as of the date the initial filing is made; except that copies of personal financial statements of nonpublicly held ultimate controlling persons shall be given confidential treatment. Form A filings also may contain or reference other materials that are confidential, proprietary or privileged under statute, regulation, case law, administrative or court order, or other authority. If a person filing a Form A wishes to assert that materials included or referenced within the filing are confidential, proprietary or privileged and should not be available for public inspection, the person shall notify the Department at the time the initial filing is made as follows:

   (1)  Identify the specific information, document, report or other material that is asserted to be confidential, proprietary or privileged.

   (2)  State the basis upon which the assertion of confidentiality, proprietary or privilege is premised.

   (3)  Identify the person to whom inquiries regarding the issue of confidential treatment should be directed.

   (4)  Submit one copy of the filing with the materials asserted to be confidential, proprietary or privileged physically separate from the remainder of the filing, or as otherwise instructed by the Department.

 (d)  Forms shall be prepared on 8 1/2 inches x 11 inches paper and preferably bound at the top or the top left-hand corner. Exhibits and financial statements, unless specifically prepared for the filing, may be submitted in their original size. Copies of forms, financial statements or exhibits shall be clear, easily readable and suitable for photocopying. Debits in credit categories and credits in debit categories shall be designated so that they are clearly distinguishable on photocopies.

 (e)  Forms shall be completed in the English language and monetary values shall be stated in United States currency. If a financial statement, exhibit or other paper or document filed with the form is in a foreign language, it shall be accompanied by a translation into the English language and monetary value shown in a foreign currency normally shall be converted into United States currency utilizing the conversion rate in effect as of the financial statement date.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  25.12 issued under The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. § §  991.1401—991.1413); amended under section 337.8 of The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. §  459.8).

Source

   The provisions of this §  25.12 adopted September 3, 1993, effective September 4, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 4216; amended August 10, 2001, effective August 11, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 4406. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (245446) to (245447).

§ 25.13. Forms—incorporation by reference, summaries and omissions.

 (a)  Information required in Form A, B, D or E located in Appendix A may be incorporated by reference as provided in this subsection if the incorporation would not make the information provided in the form incomplete, unclear or confusing. Information required by an item in Form A, B, D or E may be incorporated by reference in answer or partial answer to another item. Information contained in a financial statement, annual report, proxy statement, statement filed with a governmental authority or another document may be incorporated by reference in answer or partial answer to an item in Form A, B, D or E if the document or paper is filed as an exhibit to the form. Excerpts of documents may be filed as exhibits if the documents are extensive. Documents currently on file with the Commissioner which were filed within the immediately preceding 3 years need not be attached as exhibits if there has been no change in the information already on file. References to information contained in exhibits or in documents already on file shall clearly identify the material and shall specifically indicate that the material is to be incorporated by reference in answer to the item.

 (b)  If an item requires a summary or outline of the provisions of a document, only a brief statement shall be made as to the pertinent provisions of the document. In addition to the brief statement, the summary or outline may incorporate by reference particular parts of an exhibit or document currently on file with the Commissioner which was filed within the immediately preceding 3 years and may be qualified in its entirety by that reference. When two or more documents required to be filed as exhibits are substantially identical in all material respects, except as to the parties thereto, the dates of execution or other details, a copy of only one of the documents needs be filed with a schedule identifying the omitted documents and setting forth the material details in which the omitted documents differ from the document which is filed.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  25.13 issued under The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. § §  991.1401—991.1413); amended under section 337.8 of the Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. §  459.8).

Source

   The provisions of this §  25.13 adopted September 3, 1993, effective September 4, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 4216; amended August 10, 2001, effective August 11, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 4406. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (245447).

§ 25.14. Forms—information unknown or unavailable and extension of time to furnish.

 (a)  Information required need be given only insofar as it is known or reasonably available to the person filing the form. If required information is unknown and not reasonably available to the person filing, either because the obtaining thereof would involve unreasonable effort or expense, or because it rests peculiarly within the knowledge of another person not affiliated with the person filing, the information may be omitted, subject to the following conditions. The person filing shall:

   (1)  Give information on the subject as it possesses or can acquire without unreasonable effort or expense, together with the sources thereof.

   (2)  Include a statement either showing that unreasonable effort or expense would be involved or indicating the absence of an affiliation with the person within whose knowledge the information rests and stating the result of a request made to that person for the information.

 (b)  If it is impractical to furnish required information, document or report at the time it is required to be filed, there may be filed with the Commissioner a separate document:

   (1)  Identifying the information, document or report in question.

   (2)  Stating why the filing thereof at the time required is impractical.

   (3)  Requesting an extension of time for filing the information, document or report to a specified date. The request for extension shall be deemed granted unless the Commissioner within 30 days after receipt thereof denies the request.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  25.14 issued under The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. § §  991.1401—991.1413); amended under section 337.8 of The Insurance Company Law (40 P. S. §  459.8).

Source

   The provisions of this §  25.14 adopted September 3, 1993, effective September 4, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 4216; amended August 10, 2001, effective August 11, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 4406. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (245448).

§ 25.15. Forms—additional information and exhibits.

 (a)  In addition to the information expressly required to be included in Forms A—E located in Appendix A, the person filing shall provide further material information, if any, as necessary for the completion or clarity of the information expressly required in the form. The person filing may also file exhibits as desired in addition to those expressly required by the form. The exhibits shall be marked to indicate clearly the subject matters to which they refer. The Commissioner may require the person filing the form to provide additional information as may be necessary to determine compliance with the act.

 (b)  Changes to Form A, B, C, D or E shall include on the top of the first page the phrase: ‘‘Change No. (insert number) to’’ and shall indicate the date of the change and not the date of the original filing.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  25.15 issued under The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. § §  991.1401—991.1413); amended under section 337.8 of The Insurance Company Law (40 P. S. §  459.8).

Source

   The provisions of this §  25.15 adopted September 3, 1993, effective September 4, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 4216; amended August 10, 2001, effective August 11, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 4406. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (245448) to (245449).

§ 25.16. Acquisition of control—statement filings.

 (a)  A person required to file a statement under section 1402 of the act (40 P. S. §  991.1402) shall furnish the required information on Form A located in Appendix A as prescribed by this chapter. If the information requirements in section 1403(c)(2) and the criteria in section 1403(d)(2) of the act (40 P. S. § §  991.1403(c)(2) and 991.1403(d)(2)) (relating to the competitive impact of an acquisition in this Commonwealth) apply to a Form A filing, the person shall also furnish the required information on Form E located in Appendix A as prescribed by this chapter.

 (b)  A person filing a request under section 1402(g) of the act for an exemption from section 1402 of the act is not required to file a Form A as prescribed by this chapter but shall provide information deemed by the Commissioner as necessary to determine that an offer, request, invitation, agreement or acquisition does either of the following:

   (1)  Has not been made or entered into for the purpose and will not have the effect of changing or influencing the control of a domestic insurer.

   (2)  Otherwise is not comprehended within the purposes of section 1402 of the act.

 (c)  A person required to file a preacquisition notification under section 1403(b) of the act for an acquisition not subject to a Form A filing under section 1402 of the act shall file Form E as prescribed by this chapter.

 (d)  Under section 1403(c)(2) of the act the Department may require material and information in addition to the information required by Form E as reasonably necessary to determine whether the proposed acquisition, if consummated, would exceed the competitive standard of section 1403(d) of the act. The additional information required may include an opinion of an economist as to the competitive impact in this Commonwealth of an acquisition that would exceed the competitive standard of section 1403(d) of the act. The opinion shall be obtained by the person filing the form and shall be accompanied by a summary of the economist’s education and experience indicating the economist’s ability to render an informed opinion.

 (e)  Under section 1402(d) of the act, a person shall file with the Department and send to the insurer an amendment disclosing a material change in the information furnished on Forms A and E within 2 business days after the person learns of the change. If the acquiring person is not an individual, a material change includes changes in directors, executive officers or owners of 10% or more of the voting securities of the acquiring person. In addition, the person shall file with the Department and send to the insurer within 5 business days an amendment disclosing a change other than a material change in the information furnished on Forms A and E arising after the date on which the form was filed but before a determination is made on the filing.

 (f)  If the person being acquired is deemed to be a ‘‘domestic insurer’’ under section 1402(a)(2) of the act, the name of the domestic insurer on the first page of Forms A and E shall be indicated as follows: ‘‘ABC Insurance Company, a subsidiary of XYZ Holding Company.’’

 (g)  If a person deemed to be a ‘‘domestic insurer’’ under section 1402(a)(2) of the act is being acquired, references to ‘‘the insurer’’ in Forms A and E shall refer to both the domestic subsidiary insurer and the person being acquired.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  25.16 issued under The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. § §  991.1401—991.1413); amended under section 337.8 of The Insurance Company Law (40 P. S. §  459.8).

Source

   The provisions of this §  25.16 adopted September 3, 1993, effective September 4, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 4216; amended August 10, 2001, effective August 11, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 4406. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (245449)

§ 25.17. Annual registration of insurers—statement filing.

 (a)  An insurer required to file an annual registration statement under section 1404 of the act (40 P. S. §  991.1404) shall furnish the required information on Form B as prescribed by this chapter.

 (b)  Under section 1404(a) of the act, an insurer shall file a Form B located in Appendix A within 15 days after becoming subject to registration and annually thereafter by March 31 of each year. If the Commissioner approves a merger or acquisition of control, the domestic insurer being acquired shall file a properly completed Form B within 15 days of the end of the month in which the merger or acquisition is consummated.

 (c)  An amendment to Form B shall be filed within 15 days after the end of a month in which there is a material change to the information provided in the annual registration statement, including changes in officers or directors listed in Item 4 of Form B. An amendment to Form B is not required if a material change has been reported as a dividend, other distribution to shareholders, or other transaction under § §  25.21 and 25.22 (relating to transactions subject to prior notice—notice filing; and all dividends and other distributions), and there has been no change in the reported information.

 (d)  Amendments shall be filed in the Form B format with only items which are being amended reported. Each amendment shall include at the top of the first page ‘‘Amendment No. (insert number) to Form B for (insert year of most recent filing)’’ and shall indicate the date of the amendment and not the date of the original filing.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  25.17 issued under The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. § §  991.1401—991.1413); amended under section 337.8 of The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. §  459.8).

Source

   The provisions of this §  25.17 adopted September 3, 1993, effective September 4, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 4216; amended August 10, 2001, effective August 11, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 4406. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (245449) to (245450).

§ 25.18. Summary of registration—statement filing.

 An annual registration statement filed under section 1404 of the act (40 P. S. §  991.1404) shall include the information required on Form C located in Appendix A as prescribed by this chapter. A copy of Form C shall be filed in any jurisdiction in which an insurer is authorized to do business, if requested by the chief insurance regulatory official of the jurisdiction.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  25.18 issued under The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. § §  991.1401—991.1413); amended under section 337.8 of The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. §  459.8).

Source

   The provisions of this §  25.18 adopted September 3, 1993, effective September 4, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 4216; amended August 10, 2001, effective August 11, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 4406. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (245450).

§ 25.19. Alternative and consolidated registrations.

 (a)  Under section 1404(i) of the act (40 P. S. §  991.1404(i)) an insurer authorized to do business in this Commonwealth may file a registration statement on behalf of an affiliated insurer which is required to register under section 1404 of the act. A registration statement may include information regarding an insurer in the insurance holding company system even if the insurer is not authorized to do business in this Commonwealth. In lieu of filing a registration statement on Form B located in Appendix A, an insurer authorized to do business in this Commonwealth may file a copy of the registration statement or similar report which it is required to file in its state of domicile, if:

   (1)  The statement or report contains substantially similar information required to be furnished on Form B.

   (2)  The filing insurer is the principal insurance company in the insurance holding company system.

 (b)  The question of whether the filing insurer is the principal insurance company in the insurance holding company system is a question of fact. An insurer filing a registration statement or report in lieu of Form B on behalf of an affiliated insurer shall set forth a brief statement of facts to substantiate the filing insurer’s claim that it, in fact, is the principal insurer in the insurance holding company system.

 (c)  With the prior approval of the Commissioner, an unauthorized insurer may follow any of the procedures which could be done by an authorized insurer under subsection (a).

 (d)  An insurer may take advantage of the provisions of section 1404(h) or (i) of the act without obtaining the prior approval of the Commissioner. The Commissioner reserves the right to require individual filings if the Commissioner deems that the filings are necessary in the interest of clarity, ease of administration or the public good.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  25.19 issued under The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. § §  991.1401—991.1413); amended under section 337.8 of The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. §  459.8).

Source

   The provisions of this §  25.19 adopted September 3, 1993, effective September 4, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 4216; amended August 10, 2001, effective August 11, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 4406. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (245450) to (245451).

§ 25.20. Disclaimers and termination of registration.

 (a)  A disclaimer of affiliation or a request for termination of registration under section 1404(g) and (k) of the act (40 P. S. §  991.1404(g) and (k)) claiming that a person does not, or will not upon the taking of some proposed action, control another person, referred to as the ‘‘subject,’’ within this chapter, shall contain the following information:

   (1)  The number of authorized, issued and outstanding voting securities of the subject.

   (2)  With respect to the person whose control is denied and the affiliates of that person, the number and percentage of shares of the subject’s voting securities which are held of record or known to be beneficially owned, and the number of the shares concerning which there is a right to acquire, directly or indirectly.

   (3)  The material relationships and bases for affiliation between the subject and the person whose control is denied and the affiliates of that person.

   (4)  A statement explaining why the person should not be considered to control the subject.

 (b)  A request for termination of registration shall be deemed to have been granted unless the Department, within 30 days after receipt of the request, notifies the registrant otherwise.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  25.20 issued under The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. § §  991.1401—991.1413); amended under section 337.8 of The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. §  459.8).

Source

   The provisions of this §  25.20 adopted September 3, 1993, effective September 4, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 4216; amended August 10, 2001, effective August 11, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 4406. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (245451) to (245452).

§ 25.21. Transactions subject to prior notice—notice filing.

 (a)  An insurer required to give notice of a proposed transaction under section 1405(a)(2) of the act (40 P. S. §  991.1405(a)(2)) shall furnish the required information on Form D located in Appendix A as prescribed by this chapter.

 (b)  The insurer shall file an amendment to Form B reporting changes in the information furnished on Form D, including a change in the effective date of the transaction, within 15 days after the end of a month in which the transaction is effectuated.

 (c)  An insurer may not enter into a proposed transaction if a material change occurs in the information furnished on Form D unless the insurer has filed an amended Form D with the Department at least 30 days prior to entering into the transaction, or a shorter period the Department may permit, and the Department has not disapproved the amended transaction within that time period.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  25.21 issued under The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. § §  991.1401—991.1413); amended under section 337.8 of The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. §  459.8).

Source

   The provisions of this §  25.21 adopted September 3, 1993, effective September 4, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 4216; amended August 10, 2001, effective August 11, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 4406. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (245452).

Cross References

   This section cited in 31 Pa. Code §  25.17 (relating to annual registration of insurers—statement of policy).

§ 25.22. All dividends and other distributions.

 (a)  Under section 1404(e) of the act (40 P. S. §  991.1404(e)) a registered insurer is required to report to the Department all dividends and other distributions to shareholders within 5 business days following the declaration thereof and at least 10 days, commencing from the date of receipt by the Department, prior to payment thereof. The report shall include the information set forth in section 1404(e) of the act and subsection (c)(1)—(5). The information set forth in subsection (c)(5) is not required for dividends other than dividends reported under section 1405(b) of the act (40 P. S. §  991.1405(b)) and dividends and other distributions filed under section 337.8 of the act (40 P. S. §  459.8).

 (b)  Under section 337.8 of the act a domestic insurance company, association or exchange may pay dividends and other distributions to shareholders only out of unassigned funds as defined in section 337.8(e) of the act or upon approval of the Commissioner. Information filed with the Commissioner under section 337.8 of the act shall include the information set forth in subsection (c)(1)—(5).

 (c)  Requests for approval of extraordinary dividends or another extraordinary distribution to shareholders under section 1405(b) of the act shall include the following:

   (1)  The amount of the proposed dividend or other distribution.

   (2)  The date established for payment of the dividend or other distribution.

   (3)  A statement as to whether the dividend or other distribution is to be in cash or other property and, if in property, a description thereof, its cost and its fair market value together with an explanation of the basis for valuation.

   (4)  A copy of the calculations determining that the proposed dividend or other distribution is or is not extraordinary. The work paper shall include the following information with respect to the domestic insurer:

     (i)   The amounts, dates and form of payment of all dividends and other distributions made within the previous 12 consecutive months ending on the date fixed for payment of the proposed dividend and commencing on the day after the same day of the same month in the last preceding year.

     (ii)   Surplus, total capital and surplus, as of the 31st day of December next preceding.

     (iii)   The net income for the 12-month period ending the 31st of December next preceding.

   (5)  A balance sheet and statement of income for the period intervening from the last annual statement filed with the Commissioner and the end of the month preceding the month in which the request for dividend or other distribution approval is submitted.

   (6)  A statement demonstrating the transaction’s compliance with section 1405(d) of the act by describing the effect of the proposed dividend or other distribution upon the insurer’s surplus and the reasonableness of surplus in relation to the insurer’s outstanding liabilities and the adequacy of surplus relative to the insurer’s financial needs.

 (d)  Reports of dividends and other distributions under this section shall include on the top of the first page the phrase: ‘‘Notice of Dividend or Other Distribution’’ and the name of the insurer.

 (e)  The insurer shall report changes in information furnished under subsection (c) within 15 days after the end of a month in which the dividend or other distribution is paid. If the dividend or other distribution is required to be reported on Form B located in Appendix A, the insurer shall report the changes as an amendment to Form B. If the dividend or other distribution is not subject to a Form B filing, the report of changes shall state on the top of the first page the phrase: ‘‘Change No. (insert number) to,’’ and shall include the date of the change, date of declaration, amount paid, payment date, form of payment and the nature of and reason for the change.

 (f)  An insurer may not pay a dividend or other distribution under sections 337.8 or 1405(b) of the act (40 P. S. § §  459.8 and 991.1405(b)) if a material change occurs in the information reported under this section unless the insurer has filed an amended report with the Department at least 30 days prior to paying the dividend or other distribution, or a shorter period the Department may permit, and the Department has not disapproved the amended report within that time period.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  25.22 issued under The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. § §  991.1401—991.1413); amended under section 337.8 of The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. §  459.8).

Source

   The provisions of this §  25.22 adopted September 3, 1993, effective September 4, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 4216; amended August 10, 2001, effective August 11, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 4406. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (245452) to (245453).

Cross References

   This section cited in Pa. Code §  25.17 (relating to annual registration of insurers—statement of policy).

§ 25.23. Adequacy of surplus.

 The factors in section 1405(d) of the act (40 P. S. §  991.1405(d)) to be considered in determining whether an insurer’s surplus is reasonable in relation to the insurer’s outstanding liabilities and adequate to its financial needs are not intended to be an exhaustive list. In determining the adequacy and reasonableness of an insurer’s surplus, no single factor is necessarily controlling. The Commissioner will consider the net effect of these factors plus other factors bearing on the financial condition of the insurer. In comparing the surplus maintained by other insurers, the Commissioner will consider the extent to which each of these factors varies from company to company. In determining the quality and liquidity of investments in subsidiaries, the Commissioner will consider the individual subsidiary and may discount or disallow its valuation to the extent that the individual investments so warrant.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  25.23 issued under The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. § §  991.1401—991.1413); amended under section 337.8 of The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. §  459.8).

Source

   The provisions of this §  25.23 adopted September 3, 1993, effective September 4, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 4216; amended August 10, 2001, effective August 11, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 4406. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (245453).

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Item 1. Insurer and Method of Acquisition

 State the name, NAIC code number and address of the domestic insurer to which this application relates and a brief description of how control is to be acquired.

 
Item 2. Identity and Background of the Applicant

 A. State the name and address of the applicant seeking to acquire control over the insurer.

 B. If the applicant is not an individual, state the nature of its business operations for the past five (5) years or for such lesser period as the person and any predecessors thereof shall have been in existence. Briefly describe the business intended to be done by the applicant and the applicant’s subsidiaries.

 

   C. Furnish a chart or listing clearly presenting the identities and the interrelationships among the applicant and all affiliates of the applicant. No affiliate need be identified if its total assets are equal to less than 1/2 of 1% of the total assets of an ultimate controlling person affiliated with the applicant. Indicate in the chart or listing the percentage of voting securities of each person which is owned or controlled by the applicant or by any other person. If control of any person is maintained other than by the ownership or control of voting securities, indicate the basis of control. As to each person specified in the chart or listing indicate the type of organization (e.g. corporation, trust, partnership) and the state or other jurisdiction of domicile. If court proceedings involving a reorganization or liquidation are pending with respect to any such person, indicate which person, and set forth the title of the court, nature of proceedings and the date when commenced.

 
Item 3. Identity and Background of Individuals Associated with the Applicant

 

   Furnish a biographical affidavit for (1) the applicant if the applicant is an individual or (2) all persons who are directors, executive officers or owners of 10% or more of the voting securities of the applicant if the applicant is not an individual. Biographical affidavits filed with the Department within the immediately preceding 3 years need not be included if there has been no change in the information already on file.

 Biographical affidavits shall be signed in the original and shall include the following:

 A. Name and business address.

 B. Present principal business activity, occupation or employment including position and office held and the name, principal business and address of any corporation or other organization in which employment is carried on.

 C. Material occupations, positions, offices or employment during the last five (5) years, giving the starting and ending date of each and the name, principal business and address of any business corporation or other organization in which each occupation, position, office or employment was carried on. If any occupation, position, office or employment required licensing by or registration with any Federal, state or municipal governmental agency, indicate that fact, the current status of the licensing or registration, and an explanation of any surrender, revocation, suspension or disciplinary proceedings in connection therewith.

 D. Whether or not the person has ever been convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding minor traffic violations) during the last ten (10) years and, if so, give the date, nature of conviction, name and location of court, and penalty imposed or other disposition of the case.

 The Department will accept copies of original, signed biographical affidavits filed with the chief insurance regulatory official of another jurisdiction if the following conditions are met:

   (1)  The identity of the chief insurance regulatory official holding the original affidavit and the date of the original filing are provided in this statement.

   (2)  The original affidavit was filed within the immediately preceding three years.

   (3)  There has been no change in the information required in the affidavit.

 
Item 4. Nature, Source and Amount of Consideration

 A. Describe the nature, source and amount of funds or other considerations used or to be used in effecting the merger or other acquisition of control. If any part of the same is represented or is to be represented by funds or other consideration borrowed or otherwise obtained for the purpose of acquiring, holding or trading securities, furnish a description of the transaction, the names of the parties thereto, the relationship, if any, between the borrower, and the lender, the amounts borrowed or to be borrowed, and copies of all agreements, promissory notes and security arrangements relating thereto.

 B. Explain the criteria used in determining the nature and amount of the consideration.

 C. If the source of the consideration is a loan made in the lender’s ordinary course of business and if the applicant wishes the identity of the lender to remain confidential, the applicant must specifically request that the identity be kept confidential.

 
Item 5. Future Plans of Insurer

 Describe any plans or proposals which the applicant may have to declare an extraordinary dividend, to liquidate the insurer, to sell its assets to or merge it with any person or persons or to make any other material change in its business operations or corporate structure or management.

 
Item 6. Voting Securities to be Acquired

 State the number of shares of the insurer’s voting securities which the applicant, its affiliates and any person listed in Item 3 plan to acquire, and the terms of the offer, request, invitation, agreement or acquisition, and a statement as to the method by which the fairness of the proposal was arrived at.

 
Item 7. Ownership of Voting Securities

 State the amount of each class of any voting security of the insurer which is beneficially owned or concerning which there is a right to acquire beneficial ownership by the applicant, its affiliates or any person listed in Item 3.

 
Item 8. Contracts, Arrangements, or Understandings with Respect to Voting Securities of the Insurer

 Give a full description of any contracts, arrangements or understandings with respect to any voting security of the insurer in which the applicant, its affiliates or any person listed in Item 3 is involved, including, but not limited to, transfer of any of the securities, joint ventures, loan or option arrangements, puts or calls, guarantees of loans, guarantees against loss or guarantees of profits, division of losses or profits, or the giving or withholding of proxies. The description shall identify the person with whom such contracts, arrangements or understandings have been entered into.

 
Item 9. Recent Purchases of Voting Securities

 Describe any purchases of any voting securities of the insurer by the applicant, its affiliates or any person listed in Item 3 during the twelve (12) calendar months preceding the filing of this statement.

 Include in the description the dates of purchase, the name of the purchasers, and the consideration paid or agreed to be paid therefor.

 State whether any shares so purchased are hypothecated.

 
Item 10. Recent Recommendations to Purchase

 Describe any recommendations to purchase any voting security of the insurer made by the applicant, its affiliates or any person listed in Item 3, or by anyone based upon interviews or at the suggestion of the applicant, its affiliates or any person listed in Item 3 during the twelve (12) calendar months preceding the filing of this statement.

 
Item 11. Agreements with Broker-Dealers

 Describe the terms of any agreement, contract or understanding made with any broker-dealer as to solicitation of voting securities of the insurer for tender and the amount of any fees, commissions or other compensation to be paid to broker-dealers with regard thereto.

 
Item 12. Financial Statements and Exhibits

 A. Financial statements and exhibits shall be attached to this statement as an appendix, but list under this item the financial statements and exhibits so attached.

 B. The financial statements shall include the annual financial statements of the persons identified in Item 2(c) for the preceding five (5) fiscal years (or for such lesser period as the applicant and its affiliates and any predecessors thereof shall have been in existence), and similar information covering the period from the end of the person’s last fiscal year, if that information is available. Statements may be prepared on either an individual basis, or, unless the Commissioner otherwise requires, on a consolidated basis if consolidated statements are prepared in the usual course of business.

 The annual financial statements of the applicant shall be accompanied by the certificate of an independent public accountant to the effect that the statements present fairly the financial position of the applicant and the results of its operations for the year then ended, in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles or with requirements of insurance or other accounting principles or permitted under law. If the applicant is an insurer which is actively engaged in the business of insurance, the financial statements need not be certified, provided they are based on the Annual Statement of that person filed with the insurance department of the person’s domiciliary state and are in accordance with the requirements of insurance or other accounting principles prescribed or permitted under the law and regulations of that state.

 C. If the acquiring person is an individual, the Department may require the filing of Federal income tax returns in lieu of audited financial statements. Any returns filed shall be given confidential treatment and shall not be subject to subpoena and shall not be made public by the Department or any other person.

 D. File as exhibits copies of all tender offers for, requests or invitations for, tenders of, exchange offers for, and agreements to acquire or exchange any voting securities of the insurer and (if distributed) of additional soliciting material relating thereto, any proposed employment, consultation, advisory or management contracts concerning the insurer, annual reports to the stockholders of the insurer and the applicant for the last two fiscal years, and any additional documents or papers required by this chapter.

 
Item 13. Signature and Certification

 Signature and certification required as follows:

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Item 1. Identity and Control of Registrant

 Furnish the exact name of each insurer registering or being registered (hereinafter called ‘‘the Registrant’’), the home office address and principal executive offices of each; the date on which each Registrant became part of the insurance holding company system; and the method(s) by which control of each Registrant was acquired and is maintained.

 
Item 2. Organizational Chart

 

   Furnish a chart or listing clearly presenting the identities of and interrelationships among all affiliated persons within the insurance holding company system. No affiliate need be shown if its total assets are equal to less than 1/2 of 1% of the total assets of an ultimate controlling person within the insurance holding company system unless it has assets valued at or exceeding $5,000,000. The chart or listing should show the percentage of each class of voting securities of each affiliate which is owned, directly or indirectly, by another affiliate.

 If control of any person within the system is maintained other than by the ownership or control of voting securities, indicate the basis of such control. As to each person specified in the chart or listing indicate the type of organization (e.g., corporation, trust, partnership) and the state or other jurisdiction of domicile.

 
Item 3. Ultimate Controlling Person

 As to an ultimate controlling person in the insurance holding company system furnish the following information:

 A. Name.

 B. Home office address.

 C. Principal executive office address.

 D. The organizational structure of the person, i.e., corporation, partnership, individual, trust, etc.

 E. The principal business of the person.

 F. The name and address of any person who holds or owns 10% or more of any class of voting security, the class of the security, the number of shares held of record or known to be beneficially owned, and the percentage of class so held or owned.

 G. If court proceedings involving a reorganization or liquidation are pending, indicate the title and location of the court, the nature of proceedings and the date when commenced.

 
Item 4. Biographical Information

 Furnish the following information for the directors and executive officers of an ultimate controlling person in the form of biographical affidavits signed in the original: the individual’s name and address, his or her principal occupation and all offices and positions held during the past five (5) years, and any conviction of crimes other than minor traffic violations during the past ten years. Biographical affidavits filed with the Department within the immediately preceding 3 years need not be included if there has been no change in the information already on file. The Department will accept copies of original, signed biographical affidavits filed with the chief insurance regulatory official of another jurisdiction if the following conditions are met:

   (1)  The identity of the chief insurance regulatory official holding the original affidavit and the date of the original filing are provided in this statement.

   (2)  The original affidavit was filed within the immediately preceding 3 years.

   (3)  There has been no change in the information required in the affidavit.

 
Item 5. Transactions and Agreements

 Briefly describe the following agreements in force, and transactions currently outstanding or which have occurred during the last calendar year, including extraordinary dividends and other material transactions reported under § §  25.21 and 25.22 of this chapter, between the Registrant and its affiliates:

 A. Loans, other investments, or purchases, sales or exchanges of securities of the affiliates by the Registrant or of the Registrant by its affiliates;

 B. Purchases, sales or exchanges of assets;

 C. Transactions not in the ordinary course of business, including contributions of assets to Registrant;

 D. Guarantees or undertakings for the benefit of an affiliate which result in an actual contingent exposure of the Registrant’s assets to liability, other than insurance contracts entered into in the ordinary course of the Registrant’s business;

 E. All management agreements, service contracts and all cost-sharing arrangements;

 F. Reinsurance agreements;

 G. Dividends and other distributions to shareholders;

 H. Consolidated tax allocation agreements; and

 I. Any pledge of the Registrant’s stock and/or of the stock of any subsidiary or controlling affiliate, for a loan made to any member of the insurance holding company system.

 

   Sales, purchases, exchanges, loans or extensions of credit, investments or guarantees involving one-half of 1% or less of the Registrant’s admitted assets as of the 31st day of December next preceding shall not be deemed material and need not be disclosed.

 The description shall be in a manner as to permit the proper evaluation thereof by the Commissioner, and shall include at least the following: the effective date, nature and purpose of the transaction, the nature and amounts of any payments or transfers of assets between the parties, the identity of all parties to the transaction, and relationship of the affiliated parties to the Registrant.

 
Item 6. Litigation or Administrative Proceedings

 A brief description of any litigation or administrative proceedings of the following types, either then pending or concluded within the preceding fiscal year, to which an ultimate controlling person or any of its directors or executive officers was a party or of which the property of an ultimate controlling person or any of its directors or executive officers is or was the subject; give the names of the parties and the court or agency in which the litigation or proceeding is or was pending:

 A. Criminal prosecutions or administrative proceedings by any government agency or authority which may be relevant to the trustworthiness of any party thereto; and

 B. Proceedings which may have a material effect upon the solvency or capital structure of an ultimate controlling person including, but not necessarily limited to, bankruptcy, receivership or other corporate reorganizations.

 
Item 7. Statement Regarding Plan or Series of Transactions

 The insurer shall furnish a statement that transactions entered into since the filing of the prior year’s annual registration statement are not part of a plan or series of like transactions, the purpose of which is to avoid statutory threshold amounts and the review that might otherwise occur.

 
Item 8. Financial Statements and Exhibits

 A. Financial statements and exhibits should be attached to this statement as an appendix, but list under this item the financial statements and exhibits so attached.

 B. The financial statements shall include the annual financial statements of any ultimate controlling person in the insurance holding company system as of the end of the person’s latest fiscal year. Financial statements are required for an ultimate controlling person who is an individual as well as for a corporation or other type of business organization.

 If a holding company system includes more than one ultimate controlling person, annual financial statements are required for each ultimate controlling person unless the Commissioner, in the Commissioner’s discretion, finds that annual financial statements for one or more of the ultimate controlling persons are not necessary to carry out the act.

 If at the time of the initial registration, the annual financial statements for the latest fiscal year are not available, annual statements for the previous fiscal year may be filed and similar financial information shall be filed for any subsequent period to the extent that information is available. Financial statements may be prepared on either an individual basis, or unless the Commissioner otherwise requires, on a consolidated basis if the consolidated statements are prepared in the usual course of business.

 Unless the Commissioner otherwise permits, the annual financial statements shall be accompanied by the certificate of an independent public accountant to the effect that the statements present fairly the financial position of an ultimate controlling person and the results of its operations for the year then ended, in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles or with requirements of insurance or other accounting principles prescribed or permitted under law. If an ultimate controlling person is an insurer which is actively engaged in the business of insurance, the annual financial statements need not be certified, provided they are based on the Annual Statement of the insurer filed with the chief insurance regulatory official of the insurer’s domiciliary jurisdiction and are in accordance with requirements of insurance or other accounting principles prescribed or permitted under the law and regulations of that jurisdiction. Any ultimate controlling person who is an individual may file personal financial statements that are reviewed rather than audited by an independent public accountant. The review shall be conducted in accordance with standards for review of personal financial statements published in the Personal Financial Statements Guide by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Personal financial statements shall be accompanied by the independent public accountant’s Standard Review Report stating that the accountant is not aware of any material modifications that should be made to the financial statements in order for the statements to be in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles.

 C. Exhibits shall include copies of the latest annual reports to shareholders of an ultimate controlling person and proxy material used by an ultimate controlling person; and any additional documents or papers required by this chapter.

 
Item 9. Form C Required

 A Form C, Summary of Registration Statement, must be prepared and filed with this Form B.

 
Item 10. Signature and Certification

 Signature and certification required as follows:

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 Furnish a brief description, including a reference to any amendments filed in the intervening year, of all items in the current annual registration statement which represent changes from the prior year’s annual registration statement. The description shall include the date and dollar amount of each change, identify any previous filings as a result of the change by amendment number or by type and date of filing, be in a manner as to permit the proper evaluation thereof by the Commissioner, and shall include specific references to Item numbers in the annual registration statement and to the terms contained therein.

 Changes occurring under Item 2 of Form B, insofar as changes in the percentage of each class of voting securities held by each affiliate is concerned, need only be included where the changes are ones which result in ownership or holdings of ten (10) percent or more of voting securities, loss or transfer of control, or acquisition or loss of partnership interest.

 Changes occurring under Item 4 of Form B need only be included where: an individual is, for the first time, made a director or executive officer of an ultimate controlling person; a director or executive officer terminates his or her responsibilities with an ultimate controlling person; or in the event an individual is named president of an ultimate controlling person.

 If a transaction disclosed on the prior year’s annual registration statement has been changed, the nature of the change shall be included.

 If a transaction disclosed on the prior year’s annual registration statement has been effectuated, furnish the mode of completion and any flow of funds between affiliates resulting from the transaction.

 The insurer shall furnish a statement that transactions entered into since the filing of the prior year’s annual registration statement are not part of a plan or series of like transactions whose purpose it is to avoid statutory threshold amounts and the review that might otherwise occur.

SIGNATURE AND CERTIFICATION


 Signature and certification required as follows:

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Item 1. Identity of Parties to Transaction

 Furnish the following information for each of the parties to the transaction:

 A. Name.

 B. Home office address.

 C. Principal executive office address.

 D. The organizational structure, i.e. corporation, partnership, individual, trust, etc.

 E. A description of the nature of the parties’ business operations.

 F. Relationship, if any, of other parties to the transaction to the insurer filing the notice, including any ownership or debtor/creditor interest by any other parties to the transaction in the insurer seeking approval, or by the insurer filing the notice in the affiliated parties.

 G. If the transaction is with a non-affiliate, the name(s) of the affiliate(s) which will receive, in whole or in substantial part, the proceeds of the transaction.

 
Item 2. Description of the Transaction

 Furnish the following information for each transaction for which notice is being given:

 A. A statement as to whether notice is being given under Section 1405(a)(2)(i), (ii), (iii), or (iv) of the act.

 B. A description of the nature and purpose of the transaction, including the anticipated immediate and long-term effect of the transaction on the financial condition of the insurer.

 C. The proposed effective date of the transaction.

 
Item 3. Sales, Purchases, Exchanges, Loans, Extensions of Credit, Guarantees, Investments, Pledges of Assets or Contributions to Surplus

 Furnish a brief description of the amount and source of funds, securities, property or other consideration for the sale, purchase, exchange, loan, extension of credit, guarantee, investment, or pledge of assets, including assets to be received by the domestic insurer as a contribution to its surplus; whether any provision exists for purchase by the insurer filing notice, by any party to the transaction, or by any affiliate of the insurer filing notice; a description of the terms of any securities being received, if any; and a description of any other agreements relating to the transaction such as contracts or agreements for services, consulting agreements and the like. If the transaction involves other than cash, furnish a description of the consideration, its cost and its fair market value, together with an explanation and supporting documentation of the basis for valuation.

 If the transaction involves a loan, extension of credit or a guarantee, furnish a description of the maximum amount which the insurer will be obligated to make available under the loan, extension of credit or guarantee, the date on which the credit or guarantee will terminate, and any provisions for the accrual of or deferral of interest.

 If the transaction involves an investment, guarantee or other arrangement, state the time period during which the investment, guarantee or other arrangement will remain in effect, together with any provisions for extensions or renewals of the investments, guarantees or arrangements. Furnish a brief statement as to the effect of the transaction upon the insurer’s surplus and the insurer’s accounting treatment.

 

   No notice need be given if the maximum amount which can at any time be outstanding or for which the insurer can be legally obligated under the loan, extension of credit or guarantee is less than 5% of the insurer’s admitted assets or 25% of its surplus as of the 31st day of December next preceding.

 
Item 4. Loans or Extensions of Credit to a Non-Affiliate

 If the transaction involves a loan or extension of credit to any person who is not an affiliate, furnish a brief description of the agreement or understanding whereby the proceeds of the proposed transaction, in whole or in substantial part, are to be used to make loans or extensions of credit to, to purchase the assets of, or to make investments in, any affiliate of the insurer making the loans or extensions of credit, and specify in what manner the proceeds are to be used to loan to, extend credit to, purchase assets of or make investments in any affiliate. Describe the amount and source of funds, securities, property or other consideration for the loan or extension of credit and, if the transaction is one involving consideration other than cash, a description of its cost and its fair market value together with an explanation of and supporting documentation for the basis of valuation. Furnish a brief statement as to the effect of the transaction upon the insurer’s surplus.

 No notice need be given if the loan or extension of credit is one which equals less than 5% of the insurer’s admitted assets or 25% of its surplus as of the 31st day of December next preceding.

 
Item 5. Reinsurance

 If the transaction is a reinsurance agreement or modification thereto, as described by Section 1405(a)(2)(iii) of the act, furnish a description of the known and/or estimated amount of liability to be ceded and/or assumed in each calendar year, the period of time during which the agreement will be in effect, and a statement whether an agreement or understanding exists between the insurer and non-affiliate to the effect that any portion of the assets constituting the consideration for the agreement will be transferred to one or more of the insurer’s affiliates. Furnish a brief description of the consideration involved in the transaction, and a brief statement as to the effect of the transaction upon the insurer’s surplus.

 

   No notice need be given for reinsurance agreements or modifications thereto if the reinsurance premium is less than 5% of the insurer’s surplus as of the 31st day of December next preceding; or the change in the insurer’s liabilities or any transfer of assets required to fund the transaction equals or exceeds 25% of the insurer’s surplus as of the 31st day of December next preceding, including those agreements which may require as consideration the transfer of assets from an insurer to a nonaffiliate, if an agreement or understanding exists between the insurer and nonaffiliate that any portion of the assets will be transferred to one or more affiliates of the insurer.

 
Item 6. Signature and Certification

 Signature and certification required as follows:
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Item 1. Name and Address

 State the names and addresses of acquiring persons.

 
Item 2. Name and Addresses of Affiliated Persons

 State the names and addresses of the persons affiliated with those listed in Item 1. Describe their affiliations.

 
Item 3. Nature and Purpose of Proposed Merger or Acquisition

 State the nature and purpose of the proposed merger or acquisition.

 
Item 4. Nature of Business

 State the nature of the business performed by each of the persons identified in response to Item 1 and Item 2.

 
Item 5. Market and Market Share

 State specifically what market and market share the persons identified in Item 1 and Item 2 currently enjoy in this Commonwealth in each insurance market which, under section 1403(b)(2)(v) of the act (40 P. S. §  1403(b)(2)(v)), causes the proposed merger or acquisition not to be exempted from Article XIV of the act. Provide historical market and market share data for each person identified in Item 1 and Item 2 for the past 5 years, or for the number of years the person and any predecessors thereof have been transacting business if less than 5 years, and identify the source of the data.

 For purposes of this item, market means direct written insurance premium in this Commonwealth for a line of business as contained in the annual statement required to be filed by insurers licensed to do business in this Commonwealth.

 
Item 6. Signature and Certification

 Signature and certification required as follows:

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Authority

   The provisions of this Appendix A issued under The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. § §  991.1401—991.1413); amended under section 337.8 of The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. §  459.8).

Source

   The provisions of this Appendix A adopted September 3, 1993, effective September 4, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 4216; amended August 10, 2001, effective August 11, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 4406. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (245454) to (245468).

Cross References

   This appendix cited in 31 Pa. Code §  25.12 (relating to forms—general requirements); 31 Pa. Code §  25.13 (relating to forms—incorporation by reference, summaries and omissions); 31 Pa. Code §  25.15 (relating to forms—additional information and exhibits); 31 Pa. Code §  25.16 (relating to acquisition of control—statement filings); 31 Pa. Code §  25.17 (relating to annual registration of insurers—statement filing); 31 Pa. Code §  25.18 (relating to summary of registration—statement filing); 31 Pa. Code §  25.19 (relating to alternative and consolidated registrations); 31 Pa. Code §  25.21 (relating to transactions subject to prior notice—notice filing); and 31 Pa. Code §  25.22 (relating to all dividends and other distributions).



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