For Insurers

Certified, accredited and alien reinsurer applications

The following applications and materials are based on Chapter 284-13 WAC (leg.wa.gov).

A reinsurer seeking certified, accredited or alien trusteed reinsurer status in the State of Washington must submit a copy of its application - consisting of a completed checklist and necessary corresponding exhibits - to:

Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Company Licensing
PO Box 40255
Olympia, WA 98504-0255

Corresponding exhibits

 

Choose which application will be filed with the Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) based on the explanation below.

Certified reinsurer status-passporting

National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Reinsurance Financial Analysis (E) Working Group (ReFAWG) certified reinsurer - Passported

Based on WAC 284-13-539 (leg.wa.gov), reinsurers with an initial certification application reviewed by the NAIC ReFAWG seeking certified reinsurer status should file and complete the Passport Application Checklist for Certified Reinsurers (PDF, 2MB).

Initial NAIC ReFAWG-certification (full application)

Based on WAC 284-13-539 (leg.wa.gov), applicants that have not been certified as a reinsurer in an NAIC-accredited jurisdiction interested in having their certification reviewed by ReFAWG for passporting purposes must file the Full Application Checklist for Certified Reinsurers (PDF, 2MB). Specific ReFAWG passporting requirements are noted in the checklist. The State of Washington will serve as the applicant's port of entry or “Lead State” for ReFAWG purposes.

List of certified reinsurers in Washington state

Accredited and trusteed alien reinsurer status

Accredited Status

Based on WAC 284-13-510 (leg.wa.gov), WAC 284-13-516 (leg.wa.gov), and WAC 284-13-517 (leg.wa.gov), applicants seeking accreditation, or not registered as a reinsurer in an NAIC-accredited jurisdiction, should complete the Full Application Checklist for Accredited or Trusteed Alien Reinsurers (PDF, 577KB).

Trusteed Alien Reinsurer Status

Based on WAC 284-13-520 (leg.wa.gov), WAC 284-13-530 (leg.wa.gov), WAC 284-13-531 (leg.wa.gov) and WAC 284-13-532 (leg.wa.gov), alien reinsurers maintaining trust funds and not registered as a certified reinsurer in an NAIC-accredited jurisdiction should complete the Full Application Checklist for Accredited or Trusteed Alien Reinsurers (PDF, 607KB).

Maintaining certified reinsurer status

Based on section WAC 284-13-539 (leg.wa.gov), a reinsurer must meet, annually, applicable information-filing requirements to maintain certified reinsurer status.

Applicants that initially filed for certified passport status must submit, annually, a completed Passport Application Checklist for Certified Reinsurers (PDF, 2MB). All necessary exhibits and fees must be received by the OIC no later than July 1.

Applicants that initially filed for NAIC certification, to be reviewed by ReFAWG, with the State of Washington as the port of entry must submit, annually, a completed Full Application Checklist for Certified Reinsurers (PDF, 2MB). All necessary exhibits must be received by the OIC no later than 15 months from the date of the initial filing.

Maintaining accredited or trusteed alien reinsurer status

Applicants that initially filed for accreditation or trusteed alien reinsurer recognition in the State of Washington must submit, annually, a completed Full Application Checklist for Accredited or Trusteed Alien Reinsurers (PDF, 607KB). All necessary exhibits must be received by the OIC no later than the anniversary date of the initial filing.