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WVC 33 - 40 - 6 §33-40-6. Mandatory control level event.
(a) "Mandatory control level event" means any of the following events:

(1) The filing of an RBC report which indicates that the insurer's or HMO's total adjusted capital is less than its mandatory control level RBC;

(2) Notification by the Commissioner to the insurer or HMO of an adjusted RBC report that indicates the event in subdivision (1) of this subsection, provided the insurer or HMO does not challenge the adjusted RBC report under section seven of this article; or

(3) If, pursuant to section seven of this article, the insurer or HMO challenges an adjusted RBC report that indicates the event in subdivision (1) of this subsection, notification by the Commissioner to the insurer or HMO that the Commissioner has, after a hearing, rejected the insurer's or HMO's challenge.

(b) In the event of a mandatory control level event:

(1) With respect to a life insurer, the Commissioner shall take any actions that are necessary to place the insurer under regulatory control under article ten of this chapter. In that event, the mandatory control level event shall be considered sufficient grounds for the Commissioner to take action under said article, and the Commissioner has the rights, powers and duties with respect to the insurer that are set forth in said article. If the Commissioner takes actions pursuant to an adjusted RBC report, the insurer is entitled to the protections of said article pertaining to summary proceedings. Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this subdivision, the Commissioner may forego action for up to ninety days after the mandatory control level event if the Commissioner finds there is a reasonable expectation that the mandatory control level event may be eliminated within the ninety-day period.

(2) With respect to a property and casualty insurer, the Commissioner shall take any actions that are necessary to place the insurer under regulatory control under article ten of this chapter or, in the case of an insurer which is writing no business and which is running-off its existing business, may allow the insurer to continue its run-off under the supervision of the Commissioner. In either event, the mandatory control level event shall be considered sufficient grounds for the Commissioner to take action under said article and the Commissioner has the rights, powers and duties with respect to the insurer that are set forth in said article. If the Commissioner takes actions pursuant to an adjusted RBC report, the insurer is entitled to the protections of said article pertaining to summary proceedings. Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this subdivision, the Commissioner may forego action for up to ninety days after the mandatory control level event if the Commissioner finds there is a reasonable expectation that the mandatory control level event may be eliminated within the ninety-day period.

(3) With respect to HMOs, the Commissioner shall take any actions that are necessary to place the HMO under regulatory control in accordance with the provisions of article ten and section nineteen, article twenty-five of this chapter. In that event, the mandatory control level event shall be considered sufficient grounds for the Commissioner to take action under said section and the Commissioner has the rights, powers and duties with respect to the HMO as are set forth in said section. If the Commissioner takes actions pursuant to an adjusted RBC report, the HMO is entitled to the protections of said article pertaining to summary proceedings. Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this subdivision, the Commissioner may forego action for up to ninety days after the mandatory control level event if the Commissioner finds there is a reasonable expectation that the mandatory control level event may be eliminated within the ninety-day period.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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