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CHAPTER 33.  INSURANCE.

ARTICLE 26A. WEST VIRGINIA LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE GUARANTY ASSOCIATION ACT.

§33-26A-6. Creation of association; required accounts; supervision of commissioner; meetings and records.

(a) There is created a nonprofit legal entity to be known as the West Virginia Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association. All member insurers shall be and remain members of the association as a condition of their authority to transact insurance or a health maintenance organization business in this state. The association shall perform its functions under the plan of operation established and approved under §33-26A-10 of this code and shall exercise its powers through a board of directors established under §33-26A-7 of this code. For purposes of administration and assessment, the association shall maintain the following two accounts:

(1) The life insurance and annuity account which includes the following subaccounts:

(A) Life insurance account;

(B) Annuity account which shall include annuity contracts owned by a governmental retirement plan or its trustee established under section 401, 403(b), or 457 of the United States Internal Revenue Code, but shall otherwise exclude unallocated annuities; and

(C) Unallocated annuity account which shall exclude contracts owned by a governmental retirement plan or its trustee established under section 401, 403(b), or 457 of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

(2) The health account.

(b) The association shall come under the immediate supervision of the commissioner and shall be subject to the applicable provisions of the insurance laws of this state. Meetings or records of the association may be opened to the public upon majority vote of the board of directors of the association.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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