Insurance Law Section 6906
(a)For financial guaranty insurance that takes effect on or after the effective date of this article, an insurer authorized to transact financial guaranty insurance shall receive credit for reinsurance, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter applicable to property/casualty insurers, as an asset or as a reduction from liabilities provided that such reinsurance is subject to an agreement that, for its stated term and with respect to any such reinsured financial guaranty insurance in force, the reinsurance agreement (facultative or treaty) may only be terminated or amended (i) at the option of the reinsurer or the ceding insurer, if the reinsurance agreement provides that the liability of the reinsurer with respect to policies in effect at the date of termination shall continue until the expiration or cancellation of each such policy, or
(ii)with the consent of the ceding company, if the reinsurance agreement provides for a cutoff of the reinsurance in force at the date of termination, or
(iii)at the discretion of the superintendent acting as rehabilitator, liquidator or receiver of the ceding or assuming insurer; and provided that such reinsurance is:
(1)placed with a financial guaranty insurance corporation licensed under this article or an insurer writing only financial guaranty insurance as is or would be permitted by this article; or
(2)placed with a property/casualty insurer or an accredited reinsurer licensed or accredited to reinsure risks of every kind or description (including municipal obligation bonds), as set forth in subsection (c) of § 4102 (Powers)section four thousand one hundred two of this chapter, if the reinsurance agreement with such insurer requires that such insurer: (A) have and maintain surplus to policyholders of at least thirty-five million dollars; (B) establish and maintain the reserves required in § 6903 (Contingency, loss and unearned premium reserves)section six thousand nine hundred three of this article, except that if the reinsurance agreement is not pro rata the contribution to the contingency reserve shall be equal to fifty percent of the quarterly earned reinsurance premium. However, the assuming insurer need not establish and maintain such reserve to the extent that the ceding insurer has established and continues to maintain such reserve; (C) comply with the provisions of subsection (c) of § 6904 (Limitations)section six thousand nine hundred four of this article, except that the maximum total exposures reinsured net of retrocessions and collateral shall be one-half of that permitted for a financial guaranty insurance corporation; (D) if a parent of the insurer, another subsidiary of the parent of the insurer, or a subsidiary of the insurer, then the aggregate of all risks assumed by such reinsurers shall not exceed ten percent of the insurer’s exposures, net of retrocessions and collateral. Direct or indirect ownership interests of fifty percent or more shall be deemed a parent/subsidiary relationship; (E) if an affiliate of the insurer, such affiliate shall not assume a percentage of the insurer’s total exposures insured net of retrocessions and collateral in excess of its percentage of equity interest in the insurer; and (F) assumes from the financial guaranty insurer and any affiliate, parent of the insurer, another subsidiary of the parent of the insurer, or subsidiary of the insurer that is a financial guaranty insurance corporation or an insurer writing only financial guaranty insurance as is or would be permitted by this article and such other kinds of insurance that a financial guaranty insurance corporation may write in this state, together with all other reinsurers subject to this paragraph, less than fifty percent of the total exposures insured by the financial guaranty insurer and such affiliates, parents or subsidiaries of the insurer, net of collateral, remaining after deducting any reinsurance placed with another financial guaranty insurance corporation that is not an affiliate, a parent of the financial guaranty insurer, another subsidiary of the parent of the insurer, or a subsidiary of the insurer or a financial guaranty insurer writing only financial guaranty insurance as is or would be permitted by this article that is not an affiliate, a parent of the financial guaranty insurer, another subsidiary of the parent of the insurer, or a subsidiary of the insurer; or
(3)if placed with an unauthorized or unaccredited reinsurer which otherwise meets the requirements of either the opening paragraph of this subsection and paragraph one of this subsection, or the opening paragraph of this subsection and subparagraphs (A), (D), (E) and (F) of paragraph two of this subsection, in an amount not exceeding the liabilities carried by the ceding insurer for amounts withheld under a reinsurance treaty with such reinsurer or amounts deposited by such reinsurer as security for the payment of obligations under the treaty if such funds or deposit are held subject to withdrawal by, and under the control of, the ceding insurer.
(b)In determining whether the insurer meets the aggregate risk limitations, in addition to credit for other types of qualifying reinsurance, the insurer’s aggregate risk may be reduced to the extent of the limit for aggregate excess reinsurance, but in no event in an amount greater than the amount of the aggregate risks which will become due during the unexpired term of such reinsurance agreement in excess of the insurer’s retention pursuant to such reinsurance agreement.
Section 6906 — Reinsurance,
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/ISC/6906 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).