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HB 126 (BR 487) - M. Denham

     AN ACT relating to the financial examination of insurers.
     Amend KRS 304.2-210 to authorize the examination of each domestic insurer once every five years, rather than every three years; amend KRS 304.2-320 to require entities seeking a merger, acquisition, or other change of control to bear the cost of the public hearing notice; KRS 304.3-180 to prohibit a property and casualty insurer from using the same accountant for preparation of its audited financial statement for more than five consecutive years; amend KRS 304.3-242 to require insurers file an actuarial opinion summary in addition to the statement of actuarial opinion.


     HCS - Retain original provisions except delete references to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and substitute the appropriate financial examination statutory references in lieu thereof; provide that the same lead or coordinating partner, rather than the same accountant or partner, of an accounting firm shall not be responsible for preparing the audited financial statement for more than 5 consecutive years; add "gross negligence" to the acts of misconduct which would subject an appointed actuary to liability for damages; delete the provision that confidential and privileged information in the control of the Office of Insurance shall not be subject to public inspection, subpoena, discovery, or admissible as evidence in a private civil action, and insert in lieu thereof a provision that the confidentiality and privilege protections shall not extend to any nonregulatory person or entity holding the information.

     SFA (1, E. Worley) - Create a new section of Subtitle 15 of KRS Chapter 304 to require the executive director of the Office of Insurance to promulgate regulations to develop a notice for use by life insurers for delivery to owners of a life insurance policy under specified conditions; require that the notice inform the owner of the available alternatives to lapse or surrender of a policy, including life settlements, and limit the required notice to only those policies with a net death benefit of $100,000 or greater.

     SFA (2/Title, E. Worley) - Make title amendment.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 5-introduced in House; to Banking & Insurance (H)
     Feb 1-posted in committee
     Feb 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 10-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 17, 2010
     Feb 17-3rd reading, passed 98-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 18-received in Senate
     Feb 22-to Banking & Insurance (S)
     Mar 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 10-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 15, 2010
     Mar 15-passed over and retained in the Consent Orders of the Day; floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed
     Mar 16-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day; 3rd reading, passed 36-0 with floor amendments (1) and (2-title)
     Mar 17-received in House; to Rules (H)
     Mar 22-posted for passage for concurrence in Senate floor amendments (1) and (2-title) for Tuesday, March 23, 2010
     Mar 23-House concurred in Senate floor amendments (1) and (2-title) ; passed 97-2
     Mar 24-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 25-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 25)

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