Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 21. Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure

Disclosure Requirement

33-2-2104. Disclosure requirement. (1) An insurer or the insurance group of which the insurer is a member shall, no later than June 1 of each calendar year, submit to the commissioner a CGAD that contains the information described in 33-2-2106. Notwithstanding any request from the commissioner made pursuant to subsection (3), if the insurer is a member of an insurance group, the insurer shall submit the report required by this section to the commissioner of the lead state for the insurance group, in accordance with the laws of the lead state, as determined by the procedures outlined in the financial analysis handbook adopted by rule by the commissioner.

(2) The CGAD must include a signature of the insurer or insurance group's chief executive officer or corporate secretary attesting to the best of that individual's belief and knowledge that the insurer has implemented the corporate governance practices and that a copy of the disclosure has been provided to the insurer's board of directors or the appropriate committee of the board of directors.

(3) An insurer not required to submit a CGAD under this section shall do so upon the commissioner's request.

(4) For purposes of completing the CGAD, the insurer or insurance group may provide information regarding corporate governance at the ultimate controlling parent level, an intermediate holding company level, or the individual legal entity level, depending on how the insurer or insurance group has structured its system of corporate governance. The insurer or insurance group is encouraged to make the CGAD disclosures at the level at which the insurer's or insurance group's risk appetite is determined, or at which the earnings, capital, liquidity, operations, and reputation of the insurer are overseen collectively and at which the supervision of those factors are coordinated and exercised, or the level at which legal liability for failure of general corporate governance duties would be placed. If the insurer or insurance group determines the level of reporting based on these criteria, it shall indicate which of the three criteria was used to determine the level of reporting and explain any subsequent changes in the level of reporting.

(5) The review of the CGAD and any additional requests for information must be made through the lead state as determined by the procedures within the financial analysis handbook referenced in subsection (1).

(6) Insurers providing information substantially similar to the information required by this part in other documents provided to the commissioner, including a proxy statement filed in conjunction with form B requirements, or other state or federal filings provided to the commissioner may not be required to duplicate that information in the CGAD but may only be required to cross-reference the document in which the information is included.

History: En. Sec. 4, Ch. 9, L. 2017.