Legal Developments

Congress Wraps Up Increased International Insurance Transparency

May 29, 2018

Last week, the US House of Representatives passed S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. S. 2155 contains a provision to increase transparency at global insurance standard-setting regulatory forums and on any international insurance agreements. Read More

A.M. Best Examines GDPR Issues for European Insurers at Implementation

May 25, 2018

Operational and legal complexities, as well as preparing for the tight reporting window for breach notification, are the main challenges that re/insurers have met on their path toward complying with the implementation of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on May 25, 2018. Read More

PCIC Risk Retention Group Wins LRRA Preemption in New York

May 24, 2018

A recent New York court of appeals ruling found that Preferred Contractors Insurance Company Risk Retention Group, LLC (PCIC), is not subject to New York insurance law for an insurer's failure to provide timely disclaimer or denial notice. The court ruled that compliance with New York law is preempted by the federal Liability Risk Retention Act (LRRA). Read More

OOIDA Risk Retention Group Wins LRRA Preemption in Georgia

May 11, 2018

On May 7, 2018, in a unanimous decision, the Georgia Supreme Court affirmed in Reis v. OOIDA Risk Retention Group, Inc., that the Liability Risk Retention Act (LRRA) preempts state insurance laws that regulate the business of foreign risk retention groups in Georgia. Read More

Small Captive Insurance Company Rules Updated for Technical Corrections

April 13, 2018

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 was enacted on March 23, 2018, and included amendments to IRC section 831(b). Most importantly, the Act clarifies that for purposes of the first diversification test of section 831(b), the term "policyholder" refers to the direct insured under a policy and not to a reinsured. Read More