INSURANCE HOLDING COMPANIES
In this chapter:
I. An "affiliate" of, or person "affiliated" with, a specific person, is a person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls, or is controlled by, or is under common control with, the person specified.
II. "Commissioner" means the insurance commissioner.
III. "Control" (including the terms "controlling," "controlled by" and "under common control with") means the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract other than a commercial contract for goods or non-management services, or otherwise, unless the power is the result of an official position with or corporate office held by the person. Control shall be presumed to exist if any person, directly or indirectly, owns, controls, holds with the power to vote, or holds proxies representing, 10 percent or more of the voting securities of any other person. This presumption may be rebutted by a showing made in the manner provided by RSA 401-B:4, XI that control does not exist in fact. The commissioner may determine, after furnishing all persons in interest notice and opportunity to be heard and making specific findings of fact to support such determination, that control exists in fact, notwithstanding the absence of a presumption to that effect.
IV. "Department" means the department of insurance.
V. An "insurance holding company system" consists of 2 or more affiliated persons, one or more of which is an insurer.
VI. "Insurer" shall have the same meaning as set forth in RSA 401-B:3-a, IV(b)(3)(A) except that it shall not include agencies, authorities or instrumentalities of the United States, its possessions and territories, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, or a state or political subdivision of a state.
VII. "Enterprise risk" means any activity, circumstance, event or series of events involving one or more affiliates of an insurer that, if not remedied promptly, is likely to have a material adverse effect upon the financial conditions or liquidity of the insurer or its insurance holding company system as a whole, including, but not limited to, anything that would cause the insurer's risk-based capital to fall into company action level as set forth in RSA 404-F:3 or would cause the insurer to be in hazardous financial condition (Ins 2900).
VIII. "NAIC" means the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
IX. "Person" means an individual, a corporation, a limited liability company, a partnership, an association, a joint stock company, a trust, an unincorporated organization, any similar entity or any combination of the foregoing acting in concert, but shall not include any joint venture partnership exclusively engaged in owning, managing, leasing, or developing real or tangible personal property.
X. A "security holder" of a specified person is one who owns any security of such person, including common stock, preferred stock, debt obligations, and any other security convertible into or evidencing the right to acquire any of the foregoing.
XI. A "subsidiary" of a specified person is an affiliate controlled by such person directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries.
XII. "Voting security" shall include any security convertible into or evidencing a right to acquire a voting security.
Source. 2013, 152:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2014.