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HTMLThe Insurance Act Receives Royal Assent
David W. Alberts, Lawrence R. Hamilton, Colin Scagell, Nicole Zayac; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015
On February 12, 2015, the Insurance Bill, which was introduced into Parliament on July 17, 2014, received Royal Assent, and is now known as the Insurance Act 2015 ("the Act"). The Act represents the culmination of an eight year review of insurance contract law by the Law Commission of...

 

HTMLPRA Sets Out How the UK Will Implement Solvency II
David W. Alberts, Lawrence R. Hamilton, Colin Scagell, Nicole Zayac; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015
On February 12, 2015, the Prudential Regulation Authority (“PRA”) sent a letter, to life and general insurance firms setting out the information relating to the UK implementation of the Solvency II directive, including a timetable for the PRA's activities in the next few months.

 

HTMLInsurance Regulators Work to Address Cyber Security Issues
David W. Alberts, Lawrence R. Hamilton, Colin Scagell, Nicole Zayac; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015
As data breaches and their consequences have become increasingly common and gained public attention, cyber security has become a significant issue for both the insurance industry and insurance regulators. Although the recent coverage of the massive cyber security breach at Anthem, Inc.

 

HTMLSolvency II - EIOPA Publishes Final Reports on Equivalence of Bermuda, Japan and Switzerland
David W. Alberts, Lawrence R. Hamilton, Colin Scagell, Nicole Zayac; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015
By way of background, Solvency II provides a mechanism for the European Commission to treat as equivalent a third country’s solvency and prudential regulatory regime to reflect the fact that the insurance industry is a global marketplace and the increasing cross-border nature of group...

 

HTMLAG 48 and the (Modest) Transformation of Life Reserve Financings
David W. Alberts, Lawrence R. Hamilton, Colin Scagell, Nicole Zayac; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015
After three full years of regulators compiling data, reading legal documents, studying actuarial models and consulting with outside advisors related to the life insurance industry’s use of captive reinsurers for so-called AXXX and XXX reserve financing transactions, year-end 2014 was...

 

HTMLThe National Conference of Insurance Legislators Considers a Proposed Model Act to Regulate Insurance Requirements for Transportation Networking Companies (“TNCs”) and Transportation Network Drivers
David W. Alberts, Lawrence R. Hamilton, Colin Scagell, Nicole Zayac; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015
TNC insurance coverage issues have attracted significant interest from legislators and regulators around the country in light of the increasing popularity of TNCs (also called “commercial ride-sharing companies”), which use an online application or platform developed and administered by...

 

HTMLDistrict Court Victory for Validus Re in Cascading FET Case Leaves Many Questions Unanswered
David W. Alberts, Richard Craven, Lawrence R. Hamilton; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 11, 2014, previously published on February 7, 2014
Judge Amy Jackson clearly sided with Validus Re in her February 5 opinion in Validus Re’s closely followed lawsuit in US federal district court in Washington, DC. Validus won a refund of the federal excise tax (FET) it had paid on nine reinsurance policies it purchased in retrocession...

 

HTMLFIO Releases Its Long-Awaited Report Mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act
David W. Alberts, Lawrence R. Hamilton, James R. Woods; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 17, 2013, previously published on December 13, 2013
On December 12, 2013, the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) submitted to Congress and released a report entitled, “How to Modernize and Improve the System of Insurance Regulation in the United States.” The report was mandated by Title V of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer...