For Insurers

Risk retention and purchasing groups

The  Liability Risk Retention Act of 1986 (LRRA) requires risk retention groups to provide notice to insurance commissioners in nondomiciliary states they intend to do business in. The LRRA also requires purchasing groups to submit their notice to states they intend to business in once they're qualified by a state of domicile. Instructions and additional information required by the Washington state Office of the Insurance Commissioner and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) that must be submitted as part of the application forms can be found below. 

Purchasing Groups

Find instructions and the application form required for businesses seeking to register as a purchasing group.

Please reference the NAIC's risk retention and purchasing group handbook (PDF, 2.10 MB) (www.naic.org) for assistance in completing the application form.

Risk Retention Groups

Find instructions and the application form required for businesses seeking to register as a risk retention group.

Please reference the NAIC's FAQs for RRGs (PDF, 216KB) (www.naic.org) and the NAIC's risk retention and purchasing group handbook (PDF, 2.10 MB) (www.naic.org) for assistance in completing the application form.