Alaska Statutes.
Title 21. Insurance
Chapter 27. Producers, Agents, Administrators, Brokers, Adjusters, and Managers
Section 350. Records of Licensees.
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AS 21.27.350. Records of Licensees.

(a) A licensee shall document each action taken in regard to an insurance transaction. The documentation must contain all notes, work papers, documents, and similar material, and be in sufficient detail that relevant events, the dates of those events, and all persons participating in those events can be identified. The documentation must include a record of each insurance contract procured, issued, or countersigned, together with the names of the insurers and insureds, the amount of premium paid or to be paid, and a statement of the subject of the insurance; the names of other licensees from whom business is accepted, and of persons to whom commissions or allowances are promised or paid; and a record of each investigation or adjustment undertaken or consummated, and a statement of the fee, commission, or other compensation received or to be received on account of the investigation or adjustment.

(b) A licensee shall keep at the licensee's place of business or at the place of business of an admitted insurer a complete record of transactions under the license. An admitted insurer shall maintain records received from a licensee as required by this section.

(c) The records of a particular transaction shall be retained and kept open for examination and inspection by the director at any business time during the five years immediately after the date of the completion of the transaction or 10 years for reinsurance transactions, unless the director orders a longer period of retention. If a licensee assumes the business of another licensee or former licensee by merger, purchase, or otherwise, the compliance officer of the assuming licensee firm shall provide to the director in writing each location where the assumed licensee's records are maintained by the assuming licensee during the period in which the records must be kept available and open to the inspection of the director. A formerly licensed person shall provide to the director in writing each location where records shall be maintained during the period in which the records of a particular transaction must be kept available and open to the examination and inspection of the director. A formerly licensed person may, with the permission of the director, arrange to have a current licensee or the home office of the last known insurer of each policyholder maintain the records open to the examination and inspection of the director during the period in which the records must be maintained.

(d) In addition to the record required under (a) of this section, a licensee shall have and maintain at the licensee's principal place of business current accounting and financial records maintained under generally accepted accounting principles.

(e) A licensee shall reply in writing within 10 working days to a records inquiry of the director. The director may inspect or request summary or detailed copies of records for examination by the division. Accounting and financial records inspected or examined under this section are confidential when in the possession of the division, but may be used by the director in a proceeding against the licensee. For purposes of this section, the records of a firm shall include and be considered the records of an individual licensee acting on behalf of the firm.

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