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    Subdivision 1. Independent financial examination. The insurer shall have on file an
independent financial examination, in a form acceptable to the commissioner, of each managing
general agent with which it has done business.
    Subd. 2. On-site review. The insurer shall periodically, at least semiannually, conduct an
on-site review of the underwriting and claims processing operation of the managing general agent
and maintain on its records the results of that review.
    Subd. 3. Officer of insurer. Except as authorized under section 60H.04, paragraph (j), clause
(1), binding authority for all reinsurance contracts or participation in insurance or reinsurance
syndicates shall rest with an officer of the insurer not affiliated with the managing general agent.
    Subd. 4. Written notification. Within 30 days of entering into or termination of a contract
with a managing general agent, the insurer shall provide written notification of the appointment
or termination to the commissioner. Notices of appointment of a managing general agent must
include a statement of duties which the managing general agent is expected to perform on behalf
of the insurer, the lines of insurance for which the managing general agent is to be authorized to
act, and any other information the commissioner may request.
    Subd. 5. Review of books and records. An insurer shall review its books and records each
quarter to determine if a licensed agent has become a managing general agent as defined in section
60H.02, subdivision 4. If the insurer determines that an agent has become a managing general
agent, the insurer shall promptly notify the agent and the commissioner of the determination and
the insurer and agent must fully comply with this chapter within 30 days.
    Subd. 6. Prohibited appointments. An insurer shall not appoint to its board of directors an
officer, director, employee, subagent, or controlling shareholder of its managing general agents.
This section does not apply to relationships governed by the Insurance Holding Company Act,
chapter 60D, or, if applicable, the Business Transacted With Producer Controlled Insurer Act,
chapter 60J.
History: 1991 c 325 art 4 s 5; 2000 c 260 s 13

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