48.13.021  <<  48.13.031 >>   48.13.041

Investment of fundsBoard of directorsJudgment and careInternal controls and procedures.

(1) Subject to the provisions of this chapter, an insurer may loan or invest its funds, and may buy, sell, hold title to, possess, occupy, pledge, convey, manage, protect, insure, and deal with its investments, property, and other assets to the same extent as any other person or corporation under the laws of this state and of the United States.
(2) With respect to all of the insurer's investments, the board of directors of an insurer shall exercise the judgment and care, under the circumstances then prevailing, that persons of reasonable prudence, discretion, and intelligence exercise in the management of a like enterprise, not in regard to speculating but in regard to the permanent disposition of their funds, considering the probable income as well as the probable safety of their capital. Investments shall be of sufficient value, liquidity, and diversity to assure the insurer's ability to meet its outstanding obligations based on reasonable assumptions as to new business production for current lines of business. As part of its exercise of judgment and care, the board of directors shall take into account the prudence evaluation criteria of RCW 48.13.041.
(3) The insurer shall establish and implement internal controls and procedures to assure compliance with investment policies and procedures to assure that:
(a) The insurer's investment staff and any consultants used are reputable and capable;
(b) A periodic evaluation and monitoring process occurs for assessing the effectiveness of investment policy and strategies;
(c) Management's performance is assessed in meeting the stated objectives within the investment policy; and
(d) Appropriate analyses are undertaken of the degree to which asset cash flows are adequate to meet liability cash flows under different economic environments. These analyses shall be conducted at least annually and make specific reference to economic conditions.
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