§431:3-304.5 Statement of actuarial opinion; property and casualty insurance; confidentiality. (a) The statement of actuarial opinion shall be provided with the annual statement in accordance with the property and casualty annual statement instruction as adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and shall be treated as a public document.
(b) Documents, materials, or other information related to or provided in connection with an actuarial report, working papers, or actuarial opinion summary that are in possession or control of the commissioner shall be confidential by law and privileged, shall not be made public, shall not be subject to subpoena or discovery, and shall not be admissible as evidence in any private civil action; provided that:
(1) The commissioner may release the documents to the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline or its successor to the extent that the material is required for the purpose of professional disciplinary proceedings and that the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline or its successor establishes procedures satisfactory to the commissioner for preserving the confidentiality of the documents;
(2) This section shall not be construed to limit the commissioner's authority to use the documents, materials, or other information in furtherance of any regulatory or legal action brought as part of the commissioner's official duties; and
(3) Neither the commissioner nor any person who received documents, materials, or other information while acting under the authority of the commissioner shall be permitted or required to testify in any private civil action concerning any confidential documents, materials, or information subject to this subsection.
(c) The commissioner may share documents, materials, or other information, including the confidential and privileged documents, materials, or information subject to subsections (a) and (b), with other state, federal, and international regulatory agencies, with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and its affiliates and subsidiaries, and with state, federal, and international law enforcement authorities; provided that the recipient agrees to maintain the confidentiality and privileged status of the document, material, or information and has the legal authority to do so.
(d) The commissioner may receive documents, materials, or other information, including otherwise confidential and privileged documents, materials, or information, from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and its affiliates and subsidiaries, and from regulatory and law enforcement officials of other foreign or domestic jurisdictions. The commissioner shall maintain as confidential or privileged, subject to subsection (b)(3), any document, material, or information received with notice or the understanding that it is confidential or privileged under the laws of the jurisdiction that is the source of the document, material, or information.
(e) The commissioner may enter into agreements governing sharing and use of information consistent with subsections (b), (c), and (d).
(f) No waiver of any applicable privilege or claim of confidentiality in the documents, materials, or information subject to this section shall occur as a result of disclosure to the commissioner under this section or as a result of sharing as authorized in subsections (b), (c), and (d). [L 2010, c 116, §1(1); am L 2011, c 43, §13]