S.40 - National Insurance Act of 2007

A bill to authorize the issuance of Federal charters and licenses for carrying on the sale, solicitation, negotiation, and underwriting of insurance or any other insurance operations, to provide a comprehensive system for the Federal regulation and supervision of national insurers and national agencies, to provide for policyholder protections in the event of an insolvency or the impairment of a national insurer, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to authorize the issuance of Federal charters and licenses for carrying on the sale, solicitation, negotiation, and underwriting of insurance or any other insurance operations, to provide a comprehensive system for the Federal regulation and supervision of national insurers and national agencies, to provide for policyholder protections in the event of an insolvency or the impairment of a national insurer, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: National Insurance Act of 2007 as introduced.

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Official Summary

National Insurance Act of 2007 - Establishes in the Department of the Treasury an Office of National Insurance (ONI), headed by a Commissioner of National Insurance, with Divisions of Insurance Fraud and of Consumer Affairs, and an Office of the Ombudsman.Authorizes the Commissioner to supe

Official Summary

National Insurance Act of 2007 - Establishes in the Department of the Treasury an Office of National Insurance (ONI), headed by a Commissioner of National Insurance, with Divisions of Insurance Fraud and of Consumer Affairs, and an Office of the Ombudsman.Authorizes the Commissioner to supervise, regulate, and provide for registration of insurance self-regulatory organizations. Requires the Commissioner to supervise national insurers and national agencies, including chartering and licensing. Removes them, as well as federally licensed insurance producers, from state oversight of insurance business practices. Authorizes the Commissioner to provide for the organization, operation, and regulation of National Insurance Companies and National Insurance Agencies, including U.S. branches of non-U.S. Insurers. Requires national insurers to obtain a federal license. Provides for conversion of state insurers to national insurers or state insurance agencies to national agencies, and vice versa. Prescribes requirements for national life insurer product regulation, including mandatory election for either national or state participating policy procedures governing a national life insurer in mutual form. Sets forth requirements governing prompt corrective action. Authorizes the Commissioner to:
(1) license insurers that are not national insurers to provide reinsurance; and
(2) issue federal insurance producer licenses. Restricts specified state actions.Provides for:
(1) mergers, consolidations, and acquisitions of national insurers and national agencies; and
(2) conversion of stock life insurers to national life insurer in mutual form, and vice versa.Subjects national insurers and national agencies to state taxation.Prohibits states from preventing or restricting national insurers from engaging in specified insurance business practices.Requires registration with the Commissioner of national insurers that belong to an insurance holding company system. Authorizes the Commissioner to appoint the ONI as receiver for a national insurer for rehabilitation or liquidation. Requires national insurers to join guaranty associations in each state, which may levy assessments on them for purposes of insolvency protection.Establishes a National Insurance Guaranty Corporation to provide benefits to policyholders of a national life insurer under federal receivership. Sets forth requirements governing claims covered for policy holders of national property/casualty insurers. Applies federal antitrust laws to national insurers, national agencies, and federally licensed insurance producers. Exempts national insurers, national agencies, and federally licensed insurance producers from state regulation, except as expressly provided in this Act.

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