[§431:3G-101]  Purpose and scope.  (a)  The purpose of this article is to:

     (1)  Provide the insurance commissioner a summary of an insurer's or insurance group's corporate governance structure, policies, and practices to permit the commissioner to gain and maintain an understanding of the insurer's corporate governance framework;

     (2)  Outline the requirements for completing a corporate governance annual disclosure with the commissioner; and

     (3)  Provide for the confidential treatment of the corporate governance annual disclosure and related information that will contain confidential and sensitive information related to an insurer's or insurance group's internal operations and proprietary and trade secret information that, if made public, could potentially cause the insurer or insurance group competitive harm or disadvantage.

     (b)  Nothing in this article shall be construed to prescribe or impose corporate governance standards and internal procedures beyond those required under applicable state corporate law.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this article shall be construed to limit the commissioner's authority, or the rights or obligations of third parties, under sections 431:2-303 and 431:11-107.

     (c)  The requirements of this article shall apply to all insurers domiciled in this State. [L 2019, c 71, pt of §1]