(A) A domestic fraternal benefit society may, by a reinsurance agreement, cede any individual risk or risks in whole or in part to an insurer, other than another fraternal benefit society, having the power to make such reinsurance and authorized to do business in this state, or if not so authorized, one which is approved by the superintendent of insurance; however, no society may reinsure substantially all of its insurance in force without the written permission of the superintendent. It may take credit for the reserves on the ceded risks to the extent reinsured, but no credit shall be allowed as an admitted asset or as a deduction from liability, to a ceding society for reinsurance made, ceded, renewed, or otherwise becoming effective after January 1, 1997, unless the reinsurance is payable by the assuming insurer on the basis of the liability of the ceding society under the contract or contracts reinsured without diminution because of the insolvency of the ceding society.
(B) Notwithstanding division (A) of this section, a society may reinsure the risks of another society in a consolidation or merger approved by the superintendent under section 3921.14 of the Revised Code.
(C) A society with assets of less than five billion dollars that provides contract benefits of major medical, medicare supplemental, or long-term care pursuant to division (A)(5) of section 3921.16 of the Revised Code shall reinsure not less than fifty per cent of the risk arising from those contracts if the society's risk based capital is less than three hundred per cent.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.124, HB 341, §1, eff. 1/1/2013.
Effective Date: 01-01-1997 .