Reinsurer Applications | Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner

A reinsurer seeking accredited certified alien fiduciary or mutual reinsurer status in Washington State must submit an application, required supporting documents, and a registration fee as described below.

Application procedure for accredited reinsurers

Accredited reinsurers should follow these instructions to apply in Washington State:

  1. Complete the Washington Accredited Reinsurer Application Checklist (PDF, 576.91 KB).
  2. Complete Form AR-1 – Washington (PDF, 1.45 MB).
  3. Submit your completed forms to the Corporate Oversight Division in the Office of the Insurance Commissioner. When sending your message, please select “Company Applications” as the category.
  4. Pay the appropriate fee. The amount corresponds to the fee that the applicant’s state of residence (retaliation rule) charges for this type of filing. Please make payments payable to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Send your payment to:

Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Corporate Oversight Division – Corporate Licensing and Compliance
PO Box 40255, Olympia, WA 98504-0255

Washington Laws Relating to Accredited Reinsurers

Application procedure for certified reinsurers

Certified reinsurers should follow these instructions to apply in Washington State:

  1. Complete the standardized application checklist for certified reinsurers (PDF, 2.80 MB).
  2. Complete Form CR-1 – Washington (PDF, 1.47 MB).
  3. Applicants residing outside the United States should submit the Property and Casualty Insurance Claims CR-F (content.naic.org) and Life and Health Insurance Claims CR-S (content.naic.org). Please see the instructions for completing the CR-F form (content.naic.org) and instructions for completing the CR-S form (content.naic.org).
  4. Submit your completed forms to the Corporate Oversight Division in the Office of the Insurance Commissioner. When sending your message, please select “Company Applications” as the category.
  5. Pay the appropriate fee. The amount corresponds to the fee that the applicant’s state of residence (retaliation rule) charges for this type of filing. Please make payments payable to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Send your payment to:

Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Corporate Oversight Division – Corporate Licensing and Compliance
PO Box 40255, Olympia, WA 98504-0255

Additional information on certified reinsurers

Washington Laws Relating to Certified Reinsurers

Application process for trusted foreign reinsurers

Trusted foreign reinsurers should follow these instructions to apply in Washington state:

  1. Complete the Washington Trusteed Alien Reinsurers Application Checklist (PDF, 576.91 KB).
  2. Complete Form AR-1 – Washington (PDF, 1.45 MB).
  3. Submit your completed forms to the Corporate Oversight Division in the Office of the Insurance Commissioner. When sending your message, please select “Company Applications” as the category.
  4. Pay the appropriate fee. The amount corresponds to the fee that the applicant’s state of residence (retaliation rule) charges for this type of filing. Please make payments payable to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Send your payment to:

Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Corporate Oversight Division – Corporate Licensing and Compliance
PO Box 40255, Olympia, WA 98504-0255

Washington Laws Relating to Fiduciary Foreign Reinsurers

Application process for reinsurers at mutual level

Mutual jurisdiction reinsurers should follow these instructions to apply in Washington state:

  1. Complete the Common Checklist for Reinsurers with Mutual Competence (PDF, 310.11 KB). Reinsurers seeking a Passporting State (Washington State) and an application for certification through the NAIC Mutual Recognition of Jurisdictions (E) Working Group should submit and complete Section 1 of the Uniform Checklist for Reciprocal Jurisdiction Reinsurers. All other reinsurers who have completed the NAIC passport process should submit and complete Section 2 of the Uniform Checklist for Reciprocal Jurisdiction Reinsurers.
  2. Complete Form RJ-1, Certificate of Reinsurer domiciled in Reciprocal Jurisdiction (PDF, 1.40 MB).
  3. Submit your completed forms to the Corporate Oversight Division in the Office of the Insurance Commissioner. When sending your message, please select “Company Applications” as the category.
  4. Pay the appropriate fee. The amount corresponds to the fee that the applicant’s state of residence (retaliation rule) charges for this type of filing. Please make payments payable to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Send your payment to:

Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Corporate Oversight Division – Corporate Licensing and Compliance
PO Box 40255, Olympia, WA 98504-0255

Additional information on reinsurers with mutual jurisdiction

Washington Laws Relating to Mutual Jurisdiction Reinsurers

Requirements for renewal applications to maintain your reinsurer status

Accredited reinsurers, certified reinsurers, fiduciary foreign reinsurers, and mutual reinsurers must follow the appropriate instructions to maintain reinsurer status in Washington State.

Accredited Reinsurers

Applicants who originally applied for recognition as an accredited reinsurer in Washington State are required to submit a completed Accredited or Trusted Foreign Reinsurer Application Checklist annually. All required documentation must be received by the Office of the Insurance Commissioner no later than the anniversary of the initial filing.

Certified reinsurers

Based on Section WAC 284-13-539 (leg.wa.gov), a reinsurer must meet applicable information filing requirements annually to retain certified reinsurer status.

Applicants who originally applied for certified passport status are required to submit a completed, unified Certified Reinsurer Application Checklist annually. All required exhibits and fees must be received by the OIC no later than July 1st.

Applicants who originally applied for NAIC certification to be reviewed by ReFAWG using Washington State as the port of entry are required to submit a completed Unified Certified Reinsurer Application Checklist annually. All required exhibits must be received by the OIC no later than 15 months from the date of original submission.

Trusted foreign reinsurers

Applicants who originally applied for Washington State Trusted Foreign Reinsurer recognition are required to submit a completed Trusted Foreign Reinsurer Application Checklist annually. All required documentation must be received by the Office of the Insurance Commissioner no later than the anniversary of the initial filing.

Reinsurers with mutual jurisdiction

Applicants who have received Mutual Recognition as Reinsurers in Washington State must submit all required renewal application documentation 90 days prior to the expiration date of the existing registration on an annual basis. Renewal fees are paid by completing the Premium Tax Report, which is due March 1 of each year.

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