The Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act of 2010 ("NRRA") provisions are applicable in Puerto Rico. The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance issued a circular letter setting forth the standards for the placement of surplus lines insurance for exempt commercial purchasers (as established by the NRRA). The definition of an exempt commercial customer is set forth in the letter.
Additionally, the letter states that "in order for a nonadmitted insurer domiciled in the United States to be considered an insurer that is eligible to write surplus lines insurance in Puerto Rico, such insurer must be admitted in the insurer's home state to enter into insurance contracts for the class or classes of insurers which it proposes to contract as surplus lines insurance and shall maintain a minimum capital and surplus in the amount of $15 million."
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