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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 21. Insurance
- Chapter 69. Organization and Corporate Procedures
- Section 390. Home Office and Records.
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AS 21.69.390. Home Office and Records.
- (a) Each domestic insurer shall have and maintain a place of business in this state, and shall keep in this state and in
its principal place of business a complete record of its assets, transactions, and affairs in accordance with the
methods and systems that are customary or suitable as to the kind or kinds of insurance transacted.
- (b) A person determined by the director, following an appropriate hearing as provided in AS 21.06.170
- 21.06.230, to have removed or attempted to remove
any records from the place where they are required to be kept under (a) or (d) of this section with the intent to
wrongfully remove them, or to have concealed or attempted to conceal them from the director, is subject to a civil
penalty of not more than $25,000. If a domestic insurer violates a provision of this section the director may institute
delinquency proceedings against the insurer under the provisions of AS 21.78.
- (c) [Repealed, Sec. 42 ch 14 SLA 1987].
- (d) To meet the requirements of (a) of this section, a domestic insurer shall keep at its principal place of business in
the state the following records of assets, transactions, and affairs:
- (1) a general ledger;
- (2) copies of reports prepared to comply with AS 21.09.200
- (3) if prepared in the normal course of business, financial statements prepared under generally accepted accounting
principles on which a licensed certified public accountant has expressed an opinion;
- (4) filings made by a domestic insurer or affiliates of the domestic insurer with a government agency with which a
domestic insurer or affiliates of the domestic insurer's securities may be registered;
- (5) a state certificate of authority;
- (6) filings made under AS 21.21;
- (7) original policy and claim files for insurance of property or a risk resident or located in the state;
- (8) a corporate minutes book;
- (9) articles of incorporation;
- (10) corporate bylaws;
- (11) contracts; and
- (12) other records required by the director by regulation.
- (e) A domestic insurer may change the place of business or the location of records with the written approval of the
director. The domestic insurer must submit a list of the records and the locations of the records that will be
maintained outside of this state when requesting approval. Any change in place of business, the approved list of
records, and the location of the records maintained outside of this state shall be submitted 60 days before relocation
and is considered approved if not disapproved by the director within 30 days after receipt. The director shall approve
the change in place of business or location of records outside of this state subject to the following standards:
- (1) the place of business is readily accessible by the general public by visit and telephone;
- (2) the records are immediately available to examiners representing the director in an examination;
- (3) the domestic insurer agrees to ship the records to the state if the insurer is ordered to do so under AS 21.78;
- (4) the location of the place of business and records outside of the state has a valid business purpose that is not
satisfied by maintaining a place of business or the records in the state;
- (5) the list of records and location is of sufficient detail to readily locate specific records.
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