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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 21. Insurance
- Chapter 22. Insurance Holding Companies
- Section 200. Definitions.
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AS 21.22.200. Definitions.
In this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise
- (1) "acquisition" means an agreement, arrangement, or activity the consummation of which results in a person acquiring
directly or indirectly the control of another person, and includes the acquisition of voting securities, assets, bulk
reinsurance, and mergers;
- (2) "affiliate" or "affiliated" means a person who directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls,
or is controlled by, or is under common control with, the persons specified;
- (3) "control", "controlling", "controlled by", and "under common control with" means the possession, direct or indirect,
of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a person, whether through the ownership
of voting securities, by contract other than a commercial contract for goods or non-management services, or otherwise,
unless the power is the result of an official position with or corporate office held by the person; "control" is
presumed to exist if any person, directly or indirectly, owns, controls, holds with the power to vote, or holds proxies
representing, 10 percent or more of the voting securities of any other person; this presumption may be rebutted by a
showing made in the manner provided by AS 21.22.060
(j) that control does not exist in fact; the director may determine, after furnishing all persons in interest notice
and opportunity to be heard and making specific findings of fact to support that determination, that control exists in
fact, notwithstanding the absence of a presumption to that effect;
- (4) "domestic insurer" has the meaning given in AS 21.90.900
and, in addition, for the purposes of this chapter, includes an insurer that has been authorized to do business in
this state and that, during its three preceding fiscal years taken together, or during any lesser period of time if it
has been licensed to transact its business in this state only for a lesser period of time, has written an average of
more gross premiums in this state than it has written in its state of domicile during the same period, and the gross
premiums written constitute 33 percent or more of its total gross premiums written everywhere in the United States for
the three-year or lesser period, as reported in its three most recent annual statements;
- (5) "highly concentrated" means a market in which the share of the four largest insurers is 75 percent or more of the
- (6) "insurance holding company system" means a system consisting of two or more affiliated persons, one or more of which
is an insurer;
- (7) "insurer" has the meaning given in AS 21.90.900
and includes a company or group of companies under common management, ownership, or control; it does not include
agencies, authorities, or instrumentalities of the United States, its possessions and territories, the Commonwealth of
Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, a state or political subdivision of a state;
- (8) "involved insurer" means an insurer that either acquires or is acquired, is affiliated with an acquirer or acquired,
or is the result of a merger;
- (9) "market" or "insurance market" means direct written insurance premium in this state for a line of business as
contained in the annual statement required to be filed by insurers licensed to do business in this state; in
determining the relevant product and geographical markets, the director shall give due consideration to, among other
things, the definitions or guidelines adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and to information
submitted by parties to the acquisition; in the absence of sufficient information to the contrary, the relevant product
market is assumed to be the direct written insurance premium for a line of business, the line being that used in the
annual statement required to be filed by insurers doing business in this state, and the relevant geographical market is
assumed to be this state;
- (10) "person" means an individual, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a joint stock company, a trust, an
unincorporated organization, any similar entity or any combination of these entities acting in concert, but does not
include a securities broker performing no more than the usual and customary broker's function;
- (11) "security holder" means one who owns any security of a specified person, including common stock, preferred stock, debt
obligations, and any other security convertible into or evidencing the right to acquire any of them;
- (12) "statement value" means the value that an insurer is instructed by the securities valuation office of the National
Association of Insurance Commissioners to carry on the insurer's financial statement and that represents an investment;
- (13) "subsidiary" means an affiliate controlled by a specified person directly or indirectly through one or more
- (14) "voting security" includes any security convertible into or evidencing a right to acquire the right to vote for
management and the right to vote on other matters as provided in a corporation's articles of incorporation.
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