Wis. Admin. Code Office of the Commissioner of Insurance § Ins 51.05 - Risk based capital reports

Current through March 28, 2022

(1) Every domestic insurer shall, on or prior to each March 1, prepare and submit a report of its risk based capital levels as of the end of the calendar year just ended, in a form and containing such information as is required by the risk based capital instructions. For the purpose of this section filing of a risk based capital report with the NAIC constitutes filing with the commissioner. A domestic insurer shall file its risk based capital report with all of the following:
(a) The NAIC in accordance with the risk based capital instructions.
(b) The insurance commissioner in any state in which the insurer is authorized to do business, if the insurance commissioner has notified the insurer of its request in writing, in which case the insurer shall file its risk based capital report not later than the later of:
1. Fifteen days from the receipt of notice to file its risk based capital report with that state.
2. March 1.
(1g) The risk based capital of health maintenance organization insurers and of insurers writing only limited service health organization business shall be determined in accordance with the formula set forth in the risk based capital instructions. The formula shall take into account, and may adjust for the covariance between each of the following:
(a) Asset risk.
(b) Credit risk.
(c) Underwriting risk.
(d) All other business risks and such other relevant risks as are set forth in the risk based capital instructions.
(1r) The risks identified under sub. (1g) shall be provided for as determined in each case by applying the factors in the manner set forth in the risk based capital instructions.
(2) A life or health insurer's risk based capital shall be determined in accordance with the formula set forth in the risk based capital instructions. The formula shall take into account, and may adjust for the covariance between each of the following:
(a) The risk with respect to the insurer's assets.
(b) The risk of adverse insurance experience with respect to the insurer's liabilities and obligations.
(c) The interest rate risk with respect to the insurer's business.
(d) All other business risks and such other relevant risks as are set forth in the risk based capital instructions.
(3) The risks identified under sub. (2) shall be provided for as determined in each case by applying the factors in the manner set forth in the risk based capital instructions.
(4) A property and casualty insurer's risk based capital shall be determined in accordance with the formula set forth in the risk based capital instructions. The formula shall take into account, and may adjust for the covariance between each of the following:
(a) Asset risk.
(b) Credit risk.
(c) Underwriting risk.
(d) All other business risks and such other relevant risks as are set forth in the risk based capital instructions.
(5) The risks identified under sub. (4) shall be provided for as determined in each case by applying the factors in the manner set forth in the risk based capital instructions.

Note: An excess of capital over the amount produced by the risk based capital requirements in this subchapter and the formulas, schedules and instructions referenced in this subchapter is desirable in the business of insurance. Accordingly, insurers should seek to maintain capital above the risk based capital levels required by this subchapter. Additional capital is used and useful in the insurance business and helps to secure an insurer against various risks inherent in, or affecting, the business of insurance and not accounted for or only partially measured by the risk-based capital requirements contained in this chapter.

(6) If a domestic insurer files a risk based capital report which in the judgment of the commissioner is inaccurate, then the commissioner shall adjust the risk based capital report to correct the inaccuracy and shall notify the insurer of the adjustment. The notice shall contain a statement of the reason for the adjustment.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Office of the Commissioner of Insurance § Ins 51.05
Cr. Register, December, 1996, No. 492, eff. 1-1-97; cr. (1g) and (1r), Register, May, 1999, No. 521, eff. 6-1-99.

The following state regulations pages link to this page.



State regulations are updated quarterly; we currently have two versions available. Below is a comparison between our most recent version and the prior quarterly release. More comparison features will be added as we have more versions to compare.