Wis. Admin. Code Office of the Commissioner of Insurance § Ins 50.05 - General requirements related to filing and extensions for filing of annual audited financial reports and audit committee appointment

Current through March 28, 2022

(1) An insurer shall:
(a) Annually obtain or cause an audit of the insurer by an independent certified public accountant; and
(b) File an audited financial report that complies with s. Ins 50.06 with the commissioner on or before June 1 for the immediately preceding calendar year.
(2) The commissioner may require an insurer to file the audited financial report earlier than the date specified under sub. (1) if the commissioner gives 90 days advance notice to the insurer.
(3) The commissioner may grant extensions of the filing date under sub. (1) for 31-day periods if the insurer and independent certified public accountant establish there is good cause for an extension. A request for an extension shall be submitted in writing not less than 10 days prior to the due date in sufficient detail to permit the commissioner to make an informed decision with respect to the requested extension. If an extension is granted in accordance with this subsection, a similar extension of 31 days is granted to the filing of management's report of internal control over financial reporting.
(4) An insurer may not retain an accountant or accounting firm to comply with sub. (1) or s. Ins 50.07 unless the accountant or accounting firm is an independent certified public accountant, regardless of whether the commissioner has issued a ruling under s. Ins 50.08(1). An insurer may not retain an accountant or accounting firm to comply with sub. (1) or s. Ins 50.07 if the commissioner under s. Ins 50.08(1) rules that the accountant or accounting firm is not qualified or if the accountant or accounting firm does not comply with s. Ins 50.08(2).
(5) Every insurer required to file an annual audited financial report pursuant to this chapter shall designate a group of individuals to constitute its audit committee. The audit committee of an entity that controls an insurer may be deemed to be the insurer's audit committee for purposes of this chapter at the election of the controlling person.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Office of the Commissioner of Insurance § Ins 50.05
Cr. Register, July, 1993, No. 451, eff. 8-1-93; CR 08-053: am. (title) and (3), cr. (5) Register December 2008 No. 636, eff. 1-1-09.

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