BACKGROUND - The New York Insurance Department (the "Department") is
assessing the status of investments by insurers subject to the provisions of Article 16 of
the New York Insurance Law (Subsidiaries of Domestic Property/Casualty Insurance Companies
and Certain Other Entities). Information is needed on investments in corporations that do
not qualify as a subsidiary pursuant to Article 16, but would qualify as a controlled
person, as that term is used in Article 15 (Holding Companies). Under the provisions of
Article 15, control is presumed to exist when an insurer directly or indirectly owns,
controls or holds with the power to vote ten (10) percent or more of the voting securities
of any other person.
REQUEST - Pursuant to the provisions
of Section 308 of the New York Insurance Law, it is directed that all domestic insurance
companies subject to the provisions of Article 16 file a report with the Department. All
such companies, even if not in an Article 15 holding company, must file the information.
The details of this report follow:
- Report Format see attached
spreadsheet, which should be used to report the information requested. The attachment
can be accessed on the Departments website (www.ins.state.ny.us) see
"Latest Updates" section.
- Information Requested - all investments in common stock,
preferred stock, debt obligations and other securities of any corporation as of June 30,
2001, other than in another insurance company, where the domestic insurer owns ten (10)
percent or more of the voting shares in such corporation. If there are no investments
meeting the criteria indicated above, the insurer shall indicate so in the spreadsheet.
- Filing Date the report shall be filed with the
Department by September 1, 2001.
- Filing Instructions an authorized Insurance
Company representative shall e-mail the attached report as a spreadsheet attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. The e-mail must
include a contact persons name, address, phone number and e-mail address. The
contact person should be an individual who can provide further detailed information
regarding the transaction if deemed necessary by the Insurance Department.
- Going Forward beginning with the year-ending
December 31, 2001 and going forward, this information will be reported in the New York
Supplement to the Annual Statement.
- Questions - any questions on this report can be directed
Paul DeRobertis, Supervising Examiner,