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Alien Insurer

An insurance company that is organized according to the laws of another jurisdiction, especially another country or state. An alien insurer must alter its practices and perhaps separately incorporate if it wishes to enter a different jurisdiction.
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Alien insurers (listed with the NAIC'sInternational Insurer Department)
One of the first opportunities was handed to DFS as a result of the 2010 Dodd-Frank legislation expanding the possibilities for the Free Zone through a new category of permissible placements to large commercial insureds with expert risk management capability--a class of business often lost to foreign or alien insurers and excess carriers.
Ludwig said in a statement to Whispers last week that "if we end up losing this case, perhaps we will have at least succeeded in raising public awareness about the inability of a policy holder to identify, sue, and execute a judgment against the actual alien insurers of 'Lloyds of London' surplus lines policies."
"According to associations," GAO says, "in some cases, states are applying different standards for single and multistate risks, a particular issue for alien insurers."
branches of alien insurers domiciled in states other than New York) must "substantially comply" with the requirements and limitations of such sections.
Moreover, the NAIC accreditation program profoundly affects state legislative processes; the staffing and regulatory conduct of insurance departments; the costs and commercial conduct of domestic insurers; access of insurance consumers to alternative insurance facilities and alien insurers; and ultimately the cost and availability of insurance products.
of Insurance Commissioners' (NAIC) Quarterly Listing of Alien Insurers.
Prohibits a state from prohibiting a surplus lines broker from placing nonadmitted insurance with, or procuring nonadmitted insurance from, a nonadmitted insurer domiciled outside the United States and listed on the NAIC International Insurers Department Quarterly Listing of Alien Insurers.
At a minimum, they should become familiar with the three main ways that non-admitted (or unlicensed) alien insurers may insure U.S.
* Not licensed or admitted if it is an eligible surplus lines carrier listed on the quarterly listing of alien insurers of the NAIC, or any successor thereto;
and alien insurers. The authors argue that, if the current program continues, there will be severe hits to profitability, and consequent availability problems.
In an environment where insurance contracts are increasingly becoming more interconnected with alien insurers, he says, regulators must "interact and cooperate more extensively."