48.201.020  <<  48.201.030 >>   48.201.040

Eligible captive insurerRegistration.

(1) Within 120 days after May 12, 2021, or, if later, within 120 days after first issuing a policy that covers Washington risks, an entity acting as an eligible captive insurer must register with the commissioner.
(2) The commissioner will approve an eligible captive insurer's registration if the commissioner determines that the eligible captive insurer has sufficiently demonstrated:
(a)(i) That its assets exceed its liabilities by at least $1,000,000 and it has the ability to pay its debts as they come due, both as verified by audited financial statements prepared by an independent certified accountant; and
(ii) That it is in good standing in its jurisdiction of domicile; and
(b) The eligible captive insurer has paid a fee of $2,500.
(3) The commissioner may request additional documentation and information if needed to show that these requirements have been met.
(4) The commissioner may deny registration for any eligible captive insurer that fails to meet the requirements in subsections (2) and (3) of this section.
(5) A registered captive insurer may renew its certificate of registration for successive periods of 12 months each by, for each period, meeting the requirements of subsections (2)(a) and (3) of this section and paying a renewal fee in an amount set by the commissioner not to exceed $2,500.
(6) A registered eligible captive insurer may provide only property and casualty insurance and may provide such insurance to a captive owner, to the captive owner's other affiliates, or both. A registered eligible captive insurer may assume risks from other insurers as a reinsurer without regard to the limitations in the preceding sentence.
(7) A registered eligible captive insurer may insure risks of its affiliates and obtain or provide reinsurance for ceded or assumed risks insured in this state or elsewhere.


Effective date2021 c 281: See note following RCW 48.201.010.
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