Wis. Admin. Code Office of the Commissioner of Insurance § Ins 50.07 - Designation of independent certified public accountant

Current through March 28, 2022

(1) An insurer shall, within 60 days after the insurer becomes subject to this subchapter:
(a) Provide the commissioner in writing the name and address of the independent certified public accountant retained to conduct the annual audit required by this subchapter.
(b) File with the commissioner a copy of the letter required to be obtained under sub. (3).
(2) Insurers not retaining an independent certified public accountant on the effective date of this rule shall register the name and address of their retained independent certified public accountant not less than 6 months before the date when the first audited financial report is to be filed.
(3) An insurer shall obtain a letter from the independent certified public accountant it retains to conduct the annual audit required by this subchapter. The letter shall state that the independent certified public accountant:
(a) Is aware of the provisions of the insurance code and the rules and regulations of the insurance department or equivalent agency of the state of domicile of the insurer that relate to accounting and financial matters of insurers; and
(b) Will express an opinion on whether the financial statements conform to the statutory accounting practices prescribed or otherwise permitted by that department or equivalent agency and will specify exceptions as appropriate.
(4) If an independent certified public accountant for the immediately preceding filed audited financial report of an insurer is dismissed or resigns, the insurer shall comply with all of the following:
(a) The insurer shall within 5 business days notify the commissioner of the dismissal or resignation.
(b) The insurer shall within 15 business days furnish the commissioner with a letter which clearly states that there was no disagreement required to be disclosed under this paragraph or which describes any disagreement between the insurer and the independent certified public accountant in the 24 months preceding the dismissal or resignation, which:
1. Was on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure; and
2. Would require the independent certified public accountant to make reference to the subject matter of the disagreement in connection with the opinion required under s. Ins 50.06. The requirement to provide a description applies regardless of whether the disagreement was resolved or whether the former independent certified public accountant was satisfied with the resolution.
(c) The insurer shall within 15 business days furnish the commissioner with a letter from the independent certified public accountant addressed to the insurer stating whether the independent certified public accountant agrees with the statements contained in the insurer's letter required under par. (b) and, if not, stating the reasons why not.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Office of the Commissioner of Insurance § Ins 50.07
Cr. Register, July, 1993, No. 451, eff. 8-1-93.

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