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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 21. Insurance
- Chapter 9. Authorization of Insurers and General Requirements
- Section 207. Statement of Actuarial Opinion and Supporting Documentation.
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AS 21.09.207. Statement of Actuarial Opinion and Supporting Documentation.
- (a) An insurer authorized to write property, casualty, surety, marine, wet marine, transportation, or mortgage
guaranty insurance shall file annually with the director a statement of actuarial opinion, unless the insurer is exempt or otherwise not
required to file an opinion in the insurer's state of domicile. The statement of actuarial opinion must
- (1) be issued by an actuary appointed by the insurer;
- (2) follow, for a given year, the reporting format and requirements specified in the annual financial statement
instructions most recently approved by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners; and
- (3) be supplemented with additional information as may be required by the director.
- (b) A domestic insurer that is required to file a statement under (a) of this section shall file annually with
the director an actuarial opinion summary written by the insurer's appointed actuary. A foreign insurer that is required to file a
statement under (a) of this section shall, on written request of the director, file an actuarial opinion summary with the director. The
actuarial opinion summary must follow, for a given year, the reporting format and requirements specified in the annual financial
statement instructions most recently approved by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and must be supplemented with
additional information as required by the director.
- (c) An insurer that is required to file a statement under (a) of this section shall prepare an actuarial report
and work papers to support each statement of actuarial opinion as required by the annual financial statement instructions most recently
approved by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. If an insurer fails to provide a supporting actuarial report or work
papers at the request of the director, or the director determines that the supporting actuarial report or work papers provided by the
insurer are incomplete or otherwise unacceptable to the director, the director may engage a qualified actuary at the expense of the
insurer to review the statement of actuarial opinion and the basis for the statement and to prepare the supporting actuarial report or
- (d) An actuarial report, actuarial opinion summary, or work paper provided in support of a statement of
actuarial opinion and any other information provided by an insurer to the director in connection with the statement of actuarial
opinion, the actuarial opinion summary, or the actuarial report issued under this section is confidential; however, nothing in this
section limits the director's authority to release the documents to a national professional organization that disciplines actuaries that
is recognized by the director, as long as the material is required for the purpose of professional disciplinary proceedings and the
national professional organization establishes procedures satisfactory to the director for preserving the confidentiality of the
- (e) In this section,
- (1) "appointed actuary" means a qualified actuary who is appointed or retained by a company to provide a statement
of actuarial opinion and the related actuarial opinion summary, actuarial report, and work papers;
- (2) "qualified actuary" means a member in good standing of the
- (A) Casualty Actuarial Society; or
- (B) American Academy of Actuaries who has been approved as qualified for signing casualty loss reserve opinions by
the Casualty Practice Council of the American Academy of Actuaries.
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