211 CMR 20.06 - Mandatory Control Level Event

Current through Register 1466, April 1, 2022

(1) Mandatory Control Level Event. Means any of the following events:
(a) The filing of an RBC Report which indicates that the insurer's total adjusted capital is less than its Mandatory Control Level RBC;
(b) Notification by the Commissioner to the insurer of an Adjusted RBC Report that indicates the event in 211 CMR 20.06(1)(a), provided the insurer does not challenge the Adjusted RBC Report under 211 CMR 20.07; or
(c) If, pursuant to 211 CMR 20.07, the insurer challenges an Adjusted RBC Report that indicates the event in 211 CMR 20.06(1)(a), notification by the Commissioner to the insurer that the Commissioner has, after a hearing, rejected the insurer's challenge.
(2) In the event of a Mandatory Control Level Event:
(a) With respect to a life insurer or a Fraternal Benefit Society, the Commissioner shall take such actions as are necessary to place the insurer under regulatory control under M.G.L. c. 175, §§ 180A through 180LV2 in the case of a life insurer or M.G.L. c. 176, § 33 in the case of a Fraternal Benefit Society. In that event, the Mandatory Control Level Event shall be deemed sufficient grounds for the Commissioner to take action under M.G.L. c. 175, §§ 180A through 180LV2 or c. 176, § 33, and the Commissioner shall have the rights, powers and duties with respect to the insurer as are set forth in M.G.L. c. 175, §§ 180A through 180LV2 or c. 176, § 33 as applicable. If the Commissioner takes actions pursuant to an Adjusted RBC Report, the insurer shall be entitled to the protections of M.G.L. c. 175, §§ 180A through 180LV2 or c. 176, § 33 as applicable, pertaining to summary proceedings. Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, the Commissioner may forego action for up to 90 days after the Mandatory Control Level Event if the Commissioner finds there is a reasonable expectation that the Mandatory Control Level Event may be eliminated within the 90 day period.
(b) With respect to a property and casualty insurer, the Commissioner shall take such actions as are necessary to place the insurer under regulatory control under M.G.L. c. 175, §§180A through 18OLV2, or, in the case of an insurer which is writing no business and which is running-off its existing business, may allow the insurer to continue its run-off under the supervision of the Commissioner. In either event, the Mandatory Control Level Event shall be deemed sufficient grounds for the Commissioner to take action under M.G.L. c. 175, §§180A through 18OLV2, and the Commissioner shall have the rights, powers and duties with respect to the insurer as are set forth in M.G.L. c. 175, §§ 180A through 180LV2. If the Commissioner takes actions pursuant to an Adjusted RBC Report, the insurer shall be entitled to the protections of M.G.L. c. 175, §§ 180A through 180LV2, pertaining to summary proceedings. Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, the Commissioner may forego action for up to 90 days after the Mandatory Control Level Event if the Commissioner finds there is a reasonable expectation that the Mandatory Control Level Event may be eliminated within the 90 day period.

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211 CMR 20.06
Amended by Mass Register Issue 1320, eff. 8/26/2016.

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