[§431:9B-108]  Duties of reinsurers utilizing the services of a reinsurance intermediary-manager.  (a)  A reinsurer shall not engage the services of any person, firm, association, or corporation to act as a reinsurance intermediary-manager on its behalf unless the person, firm, association, or corporation is licensed as required by section 431:9B-102(b).

     (b)  The reinsurer shall annually obtain a copy of statements of the financial condition of each reinsurance intermediary-manager which the reinsurer has engaged prepared by an independent certified accountant in a form acceptable to the commissioner.

     (c)  If a reinsurance intermediary-manager establishes loss reserves, the reinsurer shall annually obtain the opinion of an actuary attesting to the adequacy of loss reserves established for losses incurred and outstanding on business produced by the reinsurance intermediary-manager.  This opinion shall be in addition to any other required loss reserve certification.

     (d)  Binding authority for all retrocessional contracts or participation in reinsurance syndicates shall rest with an officer of the reinsurer who shall not be affiliated with the reinsurance intermediary-manager.

     (e)  Within thirty days of termination of a contract with a reinsurance intermediary-manager, the reinsurer shall provide written notification of the termination to the commissioner.

     (f)  A reinsurer shall not appoint to its board of directors any officer, director, employee, controlling shareholder, or subagent of its reinsurance intermediary-manager; provided that this subsection shall not apply to relationships governed by article 11. [L 1992, c 176, pt of §6]