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(d) The privilege applies to testimony, reports, records, communications, and information in existence on or after the effective date of this paragraph .... [revisor inserts date].
170,10 Section 10. 605.02 of the statutes is renumbered 605.02 (1) and amended to read:
605.02 (1) Property of local governmental units. Any local governmental unit may insure in the property fund its property or, subject to sub. (2), property for which it may be liable in the event of damage or destruction. Property insured under this section by a local governmental unit may not also be insured in any other manner unless the manager certifies that additional insurance is necessary, or unless the local governmental unit by resolution, a certified copy of which is filed with the manager, decides to insure specified personal property with insurers authorized to do business in this state.
170,11 Section 11. 605.02 (2) of the statutes is created to read:
605.02 (2) Requirements for nonowned property. The property fund may cover a building or structure specified in sub. (1) that is not owned by a local governmental unit only if all of the following conditions are met:
(a) The building or structure is listed and described as a nonowned building or structure in the local governmental unit's statement of values.
(b) The local governmental unit is contractually liable in the event that the building or structure is damaged or destroyed.
(c) The building or structure is in the local governmental unit's care, custody, or control.
(d) The building or structure is used for a legitimate governmental purpose.
170,12 Section 12. 605.21 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
605.21 (4) Insurance of personal property. All personal property of the local governing unit is insured and premiums therefor must be paid under this section except to the extent that coverage is excluded by resolution under s. 605.02 (1).
170,13 Section 13. 611.26 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
611.26 (3) (a) Authorization. An insurance corporation may form or acquire subsidiaries to perform functions or provide services that are ancillary to its insurance operations. It may have up to 10% of its assets invested in such subsidiaries, unless the commissioner by order or rule provides otherwise.
170,14 Section 14. 611.26 (4) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
611.26 (4) (a) Invest in a subsidiary one or more subsidiaries more than 10 percent of its assets or 50 percent of its capital and surplus, whichever is less.
170,15 Section 15. 611.26 (4) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
611.26 (4) (b) Invest in a subsidiary one or more subsidiaries to the extent that the insurer's capital and surplus with regard to policyholders will not be reasonable in relation to the insurer's outstanding liabilities or adequate to meet the insurer's financial needs.
170,16 Section 16. 611.72 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
611.72 (2) Approval required. No proposed plan of merger under s. 180.1101 or 180.1104 or other plan for acquisition of control may be submitted to the shareholders of any domestic stock insurance corporation or its parent insurance holding corporation participating in the transaction or may be executed unless it has been approved by the commissioner.
170,17 Section 17. 631.61 (1) (c) of the statutes is renumbered 631.61 (1) (c) (intro.) and amended to read:
631.61 (1) (c) Method of providing certificates. (intro.) The certificate shall be provided in a manner reasonably calculated to bring it to the attention of the certificate holder. The insurer may deliver or mail it directly to the certificate holder or may deliver or mail the certificates in bulk to the policyholder to transmit to certificate holders, unless the insurer has reason to believe that the policyholder will not promptly transmit the certificates. An affidavit by the insurer that it has mailed the certificates in the usual course of business creates a rebuttable presumption that it has done so. As an alternative to delivering or mailing the certificate, the insurer may make the certificate available electronically through an online internet or policyholder network Web site. If the insurer makes the certificate available electronically, the insurer shall do all of the following:
170,18 Section 18. 631.61 (1) (c) 1. of the statutes is created to read:
631.61 (1) (c) 1. Request the policyholder to post the information, as well as instructions on how to access the certificate, in the policyholder's place of business or to publish the information and access instructions in a house organ that is reasonably calculated to bring the information to the attention of the certificate holders.
170,19 Section 19. 631.61 (1) (c) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
631.61 (1) (c) 2. Provide notice to the policyholder of any subsequent change in the certificate and request the policyholder to notify the certificate holders of the change in the manner specified in subd. 1.
170,20 Section 20. 631.61 (1) (c) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
631.61 (1) (c) 3. Provide a paper copy of the certificate to any certificate holder upon request.
170,21 Section 21. 632.07 of the statutes is created to read:
632.07 Prohibiting requiring property insurance in excess of replacement value. A lender may not require a borrower, as a condition of receiving or maintaining a loan secured by real property, to insure the property against risks to improvements on the real property in an amount that exceeds the replacement value or market value of the improvements, whichever is greater.
170,22 Section 22. 632.745 (18) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
632.745 (18) (b) A special enrollment period under s. 632.746 (6) or (7).
170,23 Section 23. 646.01 (1) (b) 14. of the statutes is amended to read:
646.01 (1) (b) 14. A policy issued by an insurer to , or a contract entered into by an insurer with, a care management organization, as defined in s. 46.2805 (1), or the department of health and family services or any other governmental entity under s. 49.45 (2) (b) 2. any state law to provide prepaid health care to medical assistance recipients.
170,24 Section 24. 646.11 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
646.11 (4) Liability. No contributor to the fund or, person acting on its the fund's behalf, insurer representative on the board, or alternate representative designated under s. 646.12 (1) (a) 3. is personally liable for any obligations of the fund. The rights of creditors are solely against the assets of the fund.
170,25 Section 25. 646.11 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
646.11 (5) Immunity. No cause of action of any nature may arise against and no liability may be imposed upon the fund or its agents, employees, directors, including alternate representatives designated under s. 646.12 (1) (a) 3., or contributor insurers, or the commissioner or the commissioner's agents, employees, or representatives, for any act or omission by any of them in the performance of their powers and duties under this chapter.
170,26 Section 26. 646.12 (1) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 646.12 (1) (a) 1. and amended to read:
646.12 (1) (a) 1. The fund shall be administered by a board of directors which that shall consist of not fewer than 7 nor more than 14 members. The the attorney general, the state treasurer, and the commissioner are members with, each of whom shall have full voting rights . Other members shall be chosen from representatives of insurers subject to this chapter under procedures specified by the commissioner by rule, provided that one member is a representative of a service insurance corporation. The rule may provide that, instead of natural persons, specific insurers or associations of insurers may be selected as members of the board and may act through any duly authorized representative, and at least 9 but not more than 11 insurer representatives of domestic, foreign, and alien insurers subject to this chapter.
170,27 Section 27. 646.12 (1) (a) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
646.12 (1) (a) 2. The commissioner shall appoint the insurer representative members for 3-year terms, after considering recommendations of the other board members currently serving terms. In recommending candidates to fill the positions, the board shall consider whether all insurers subject to this chapter are fairly represented, including property and casualty insurers, life and health insurers, health maintenance organizations and service insurance corporations, and domestic and nondomestic insurers.
170,28 Section 28. 646.12 (1) (a) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
646.12 (1) (a) 3. Each appointed insurer representative may designate an alternate representative to represent the insurer at any meeting of the board. Any person serving as an alternate representative shall, while serving, have all of the powers and responsibilities of the appointed insurer representative.
170,29 Section 29. 646.12 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
646.12 (1) (b) Chairperson. The person to chair the board shall be elected by the members of the board under a rule promulgated by the commissioner annually at the first meeting after June 1.
170,30 Section 30. 646.12 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
646.12 (2) (a) Subject to the commissioner's power to promulgate rules under sub. (1), adopt Adopt rules for the administration of this chapter, including delegation of any part of its powers and its own procedures.
170,31 Section 31. 646.13 (3) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
646.13 (3) (d) Except for claims under life insurance policies, annuities, or noncancelable or guaranteed renewable disability insurance policies, and except for claims determined to be excused late filings as provided in pars. (a) and (b), if no date for filing is set by the liquidator or court, with a liquidator or court after 18 months after the order of liquidation is entered.
170,32 Section 32. 646.31 (11) of the statutes is renumbered 646.31 (11) (b) and amended to read:
646.31 (11) (b) The An insurance entity may not assert a claim against the fund is not required to pay for any amount due from the insurer to any reinsurer, insurer, insurance pool or underwriting association the insurance entity as subrogation, contribution, or indemnification recoveries or otherwise, except as provided in sub. (2) (a). A reinsurer, insurer, insurance pool or underwriting association An insurance entity that has paid a claim and thereby has become subrogated or otherwise entitled to the amount of that claim may assert that claim against the liquidator of the insurer in liquidation but not against the insured of the insurer in liquidation.
170,33 Section 33. 646.31 (11) (a) of the statutes is created to read:
646.31 (11) (a) In this subsection:
1. "Health care costs" has the meaning given in s. 609.01 (1j).
2. "Insurance entity" means a reinsurer, an insurer, an insurance pool, or an underwriting association.
170,34 Section 34. 646.31 (11) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
646.31 (11) (c) Notwithstanding par. (b), an insurance entity may assert a claim against the fund for health care costs if all of the following conditions are met:
1. The insurance entity paid the claim for health care costs under a disability insurance policy issued by the insurance entity.
2. The insurance entity is not obligated to pay the health care costs under the express terms of the disability insurance policy because the claim arose out of, or in the course of, the claimant's employment.
3. The claim is covered by a worker's compensation insurance policy and would otherwise be an eligible claim under this section.
170,35 Section 35. 646.33 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 646.33 (3) (a).
170,36 Section 36. 646.35 (4) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 646.35 (4).
170,37 Section 37. 646.35 (4) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 646.33 (3) (b).
170,38 Section 38. 646.35 (6) (c) 1. (intro.) and b. of the statutes are consolidated, renumbered 646.35 (6) (c) 1. and amended to read:
646.35 (6) (c) 1. Any benefit payment liability, arising on or after the date of entry of the order of liquidation, to the extent that the rate of interest on which it is based or the interest rate, crediting rate, or similar factor determined by use of an index or other external reference stated in the policy or contract and employed in calculating returns or changes in value exceeds the smaller of the following: b. The rate of interest, which may not be less than zero, determined by subtracting 3 percentage points from the monthly corporate bond yield average, as most recently published by Moody's investors service or its successor.
170,39 Section 39. 646.35 (6) (c) 1. a. of the statutes is repealed.
170,40 Section 40. 646.35 (6) (c) 2. (intro.) and b. of the statutes are consolidated, renumbered 646.35 (6) (c) 2. and amended to read:
646.35 (6) (c) 2. Any benefit payment liability, arising before the date of entry of the order of liquidation, to the extent that the payment exceeds the smaller of the following: b. The rate of interest, which may not be less than zero, determined by subtracting 2 percentage points from the monthly corporate bond yield average, as published by Moody's investors service or its successor, when averaged over the 4-year period ending on the date of entry of the order of liquidation or averaged over such lesser period if the contract was issued less than 4 years before that date.
170,41 Section 41. 646.35 (6) (c) 2. a. of the statutes is repealed.
170,42 Section 42. 646.51 (3) (am) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
646.51 (3) (am) General. (intro.) Except as provided in par. pars. (b) and (c), assessments shall be calculated as follows:
170,43 Section 43. 646.51 (3) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
646.51 (3) (b) Life and health. Except as provided in par. (c), with respect to annuity contracts or life or disability insurance policies, including policies issued by health maintenance organizations, assessments shall be calculated as a percentage of average annual premium received in this state by each insurer in the classes protected by the accounts for the 3 most recent years preceding the year of the entry of the order of liquidation.
170,44 Section 44. 646.51 (4) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
646.51 (4) (a) Subject to pars. (b) and (d), the total of all assessments for an amount authorized by the board under this section with respect to an insurer may not, in one calendar year, exceed 2% 2 percent of the insurer's average annual assessable premiums received in this state, during the 3 calendar years preceding the year of entry of the order of liquidation, under sub. (3) (am) or (b) on the types of policies and contracts that are covered by the account.
170,45 Section 45. 2003 Wisconsin Act 261, section 162 (1) is amended to read:
[2003 Wisconsin Act 261] Section 162 (1) Insurance security fund.
(a) The treatment of sections 609.98 (1) and (4) (a) and (b), 645.58 (1) (intro.), 646.01 (1) (a) 2. k. and L. and (b) 1., 9. (intro.), a., b., c., and d., 11., 11m., 15., 16., and 17., and 18., 646.03 (1m), (2n), (2p), (4), and (5), 646.12 (2) (d) and (f) 2. and 3. and (4), 646.13 (title), (1) (intro.) and (b), (2) (intro.), (b), (c), (d), and (g), (3) (intro.), (a), (b), and (c) (intro.) and 2., and (4), 646.15 (title) and (1) (a) (intro.), 1., 2., and 4., 646.16, 646.21 (2), 646.31 (1) (d) 10. and 11., (2) (a) 1. and 2., (b) 1., 2. (intro.), a., and b., and 3., (f) (title) and 2., and (g), (3), (5), (6) (a) and (b), (7), (8), (9) (a), (b), (c), (cm), and (d), and (11), 646.32 (1), 646.325 (1) and (2) (intro.), (a) (intro.), and (b), 646.33 (2), (2m) (b), and (3), 646.35 (2), (3) (title), (intro.) (except 646.35 (3) (title)), (a), (b), and (c), (5), (6) (a), (b), (bm), and (c) (intro.), 1. (intro.) and b., and 2. (intro.) and b., (7), (8), (9), and (10), 646.51 (1), (1c), (2), (3) (a) (title), 1., and 2., (am) 2., (b), and (c), (5), (6), (7) (a), (8), and (9) (b) 1. and 2., 646.60 (1) (a), 646.61 (2), and 646.73 of the statutes, the renumbering and amendment of sections 646.11 (1), 646.31 (10) and (13), 646.33 (1), 646.35 (4), and 646.51 (4) of the statutes, and the creation of sections 646.11 (1) (d) and (e), 646.31 (10) (b) and (13) (b), (c), and (d), 646.33 (1) (b), (c), and (d), 646.35 (4) (b), and 646.51 (4) (a), (b), and (d) of the statutes first apply to insurance company liquidations commenced or pending on the effective date of this paragraph.
(b) The treatment of section 646.01 (1) (b) 18. of the statutes first applies to liquidation proceedings in which a liquidation order is issued on the effective date of this subsection paragraph.
170,46 Section 46. Nonstatutory provisions.
(1) Board of directors of insurance security fund. Notwithstanding section 646.12 (1) (a) of the statutes, as affected by this act, each insurer representative member of the board of directors of the insurance security fund who is serving on the effective date of this subsection shall continue in that capacity until he or she resigns or his or her term expires, whichever occurs first.
(2) Coverage of employers and plan sponsors. The treatment of section 600.03 (25) (a) 4. of the statutes, as created by this act, applies to coverage of employers and plan sponsors issued prior to, on, or after the effective date of this subsection.
170,47 Section 47 . Initial applicability.
(1) Insurance security fund. The treatment of sections 646.13 (3) (d), 646.33 (3), 646.35 (4) (a) and (b) and (6) (c) 1. (intro.), a., and b. and 2. (intro.), a., and b., and 646.51 (3) (am) (intro.) and (b) and (4) (a) of the statutes, the renumbering and amendment of section 646.31 (11) of the statutes, and the creation of section 646.31 (11) (a) and (c) of the statutes first apply to insurance company liquidations commenced or pending on the effective date of this subsection.
(2) Restriction on property insurance. The treatment of section 632.07 of the statutes first applies to property insurance coverage required by a lender on the effective date of this subsection.
(3) Action to recover fees, taxes, and assessments. The treatment of section 76.68 (2) and (4) of the statutes first applies to fees, taxes, and assessments that are due and payable on the effective date of this subsection.
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