Alaska Statutes.
Title 21. Insurance
Chapter 79. Alaska Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association Act
Section 900. Definitions.
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AS 21.79.900. Definitions.

In this chapter,

(1) "account" means an account created under AS 21.79.040 ;

(2) "association" means the Alaska Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association;

(3) "authorized assessment" means an assessment approved by a resolution by the board that will be called immediately or in the future from member insurers for a specified amount;

(4) "board" means the Board of Governors of the Alaska Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association;

(5) "called" means that a notice has been issued by the association to member insurers requiring that an authorized assessment be paid within the time set out in the notice;

(6) "contractual obligation" means an obligation under a policy, contract, or certificate under a group policy or contract, or a portion of one;

(7) "covered policy" means a policy or contract described in AS 21.79.020(a) and (b);

(8) "impaired insurer" means a member insurer that is not an insolvent insurer and that is placed under an order of rehabilitation or conservation by a court of competent jurisdiction;

(9) "insolvent insurer" means a member insurer that is placed under an order of liquidation by a court of competent jurisdiction with a finding of insolvency;

(10) "member insurer" means an insurer licensed to transact insurance in the state for which coverage is provided in AS 21.79.020, or a subscriber contract providing benefits described in AS 21.87.120(a)(2) - (4) or 21.87.130(a)(2) and (3), and includes an insurer whose license or certificate of authority in this state may have been suspended, revoked, not renewed, or voluntarily withdrawn; "member insurer" does not include

(A) a health maintenance organization licensed under AS 21.86;

(B) a fraternal benefit society licensed under AS 21.84;

(C) a mandatory state pooling plan;

(D) a mutual assessment company or an entity that operates on an assessment basis;

(E) an insurance exchange licensed under AS 21.75;

(F) a hospital or medical service organization licensed under AS 21.87;

(G) an organization that has a license or certificate limited to the issuance of charitable gift annuities; or

(H) an entity similar to one described under (A) - (G) of this paragraph;

(11) "NAIC" means the National Association of Insurance Commissioners;

(12) "owner," in relation to a policy or contract,

(A) means the person who is identified as the legal owner under the terms of the policy or contract, or who is otherwise vested with legal title to the policy or contract through a valid assignment completed under the terms of the policy or contract and who is properly recorded as the owner on the records of the insurer;

(B) does not include a person with a mere beneficial interest in a policy or contract;

(13) "plan sponsor" means, in the case of a benefit plan established or maintained by

(A) a single employer, the employer;

(B) an employee organization, the employee organization; or

(C) two or more employers or jointly by one or more employers and one or more employee organizations, the association, committee, joint board of trustees, or other group of representatives of the parties who establish or maintain the benefit plan;

(14) "premium" means the amount received on a covered policy or contract less a premium, consideration, and deposit returned, and less a dividend and experience credit; "premium" does not include an amount charged for an assessment or an amount received for a policy or contract or for the portions of a policy or contract for which coverage is not provided under AS 21.79.020 (b) and (c);

(15) "receivership court" means the court in the insolvent or impaired insurer's state having jurisdiction over the conservation, rehabilitation, or liquidation of the insurer;

(16) "resident" means a person to whom a contractual obligation is owed under this chapter and who resides in this state on the date of entry of a court order that determines a member insurer to be an impaired or insolvent insurer, whichever occurs first; a person may be a resident of only one state, which, in the case of a person other than a natural person, shall be the principal place of business;

(17) "structured settlement annuity" means an annuity purchased in order to fund periodic payments for a plaintiff or other claimant in payment for or with respect to personal injury suffered by the plaintiff or other claimant;

(18) "state" means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or a United States possession, territory, or protectorate;

(19) "supplemental contract" means an agreement entered into for the distribution of policy or contract benefits;

(20) "unallocated annuity contract" means an annuity contract or group annuity certificate that is not issued to and owned by an individual, except to the extent of annuity benefits guaranteed to an individual by an insurer under the contract or certificate.

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