On May 8, 2018, the governor of Minnesota signed H.F. 3622, a bill implementing the 2011 NAIC Credit for Reinsurance Model Law and Regulations. The bill creates a new classification of reinsurer: the "certified reinsurer." A certified reinsurer does not need to be licensed as an insurer in Minnesota or any other state. However, it must hold assets between 0 and 100% of its reinsurance obligations, depending on its financial stability, and meet recordkeeping and other requirements provided in the bill. The bill allows a domestic ceding insurer to receive credit for risk transferred to a certified reinsurer. The bill takes effect on January 1, 2019, and will apply to reinsurance contracts entered into or renewed on or after that date. Minnesota H.F. 3622 (signed 5/8/2018) (legislative analysis).
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