17:47B-7 Visit, inspection, examination.
7. a. At least once in every three years, and whenever the commissioner determines it to be prudent, the commissioner shall personally, or by some competent person appointed by the commissioner, visit each captive insurance company and thoroughly inspect and examine its affairs to determine its financial condition, its ability to fulfill its obligations and whether it has complied with the provisions of this act. The commissioner may increase the three-year period to five years, if the captive insurance company is subject to a comprehensive annual audit during that period of a scope satisfactory to the commissioner by independent auditors approved by the commissioner. The expenses and charges of the examination shall be paid to the State by the company examined.
b.All examination reports, preliminary examination reports or results, working papers, recorded information, documents and copies thereof produced by, obtained by or disclosed to the commissioner or any other person in the course of an examination made under this section are confidential and are not subject to subpoena and shall not be made public by the commissioner without the written consent of the company, except to the extent provided in this subsection. Nothing in this subsection shall prevent the commissioner from using the information in furtherance of the commissioner's regulatory authority under this act. The commissioner may, in the commissioner's discretion, grant access to the information to public officers having jurisdiction over the regulation of insurance in any other state or country, or to law enforcement officers of this State or any other state or agency of the federal government at any time, so long as the officers receiving the information agree in writing to hold it in a manner consistent with this section.
c.As to a branch captive insurance company, the commissioner shall only examine the branch operations and branch business of the branch captive insurance company, in a manner to be prescribed by the commissioner by regulation.
L.2011, c.25, s.7.
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