Market Conduct Annual Statement
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Participation Requirements & General Information
The Market Conduct Annual Statement (MCAS) is a mandatory filing that collects data on a state specific, industry-wide basis. It is comprised of two major components--life and annuity and property and casualty. It includes data on the following lines of business:
|Life & Annuity MCAS
||Property & Casualty MCAS
|Individual Life Cash Value Products
Private Passenger Automobile
|Individual Life Non-Cash Value Products
|Individual Fixed Annuities
Individual Variable Annuities
Companies must participate in this project and report data to each of the following participating states in which the company writes one or more of the lines of business noted above.
||District of Columbia
The MCAS project is designed to provide analysis of certain key market performance data that will help regulators allocate market regulation resources where they can be most effective. It is an analysis tool that states use to review market activity of the insurance marketplace in a consistent manner and to identify companies whose practices are outside normal ranges.
For the Life & Annuity MCAS, a company that is licensed and reports at least $50,000 of Individual Life Insurance premiums (excluding Credit Life) or at least $50,000 of Individual Annuity Considerations for the data collection year must report Life & Annuity MCAS data to that participating state.
For the Property & Casualty MCAS, a company that is licensed and reports at least $50,000 of Homeowners premiums or $50,000 of Private Passenger Auto premiums for the data collection year must report Property & Casualty MCAS data to that participating state.
Companies that are not licensed to do business in Louisiana or that reported less than the minimum premium thresholds noted above do not need to file a MCAS in Louisiana.
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Market Conduct Annual Statement Contact Form
Every insurer required to file a MCAS in one or more of the participating states must designate a single contact person responsible for the overall project. Since 2009, this information has been collected electronically on the jurat page of the company's Financial Annual Statement.
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Market Conduct Annual Statement Filing Instructions and Database
The reporting requirements and necessary databases will be posted on the NAIC's Web site
Instructions and additional information about the MCAS may be obtained from the NAIC's Web site at
http://www.naic.org/industry_market_conduct_statement.htm. These documents explain in more detail the requirements of the MCAS.
A separate filing is required for each company within a group required to report in Louisiana. Data for affiliated companies
may not be combined into one submission for the MCAS. Do not submit filings for companies that are not licensed in Louisiana and/or do not meet the minimum level of subject premium during the period under review.
If you have any questions, please refer to the Data Call and Definition document posted on the NAIC Web site and check the Market Conduct Annual Statement FAQs on the NAIC Web site first to see if an answer to your question has already been posted. If your question has not been answered on the NAIC Web site, you can submit new questions or request information by sending an e-mail to the NAIC Staff Support assigned to the MCAS as listed on the NAIC Web site. Questions submitted to the NAIC Staff Support will be reviewed and responded to by the participating states. You may also contact Larry Hawkins at (225) 342-9173 or
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Market Conduct Annual Statement Industry Averages
The following statewide averages and charts indicating the number of reporting companies whose ratios fall within various ranges are for informational purposes only and do not represent standards for market behavior. This information does not establish compliance or non-compliance with the Louisiana Insurance Code, Directives, Rules, Regulations, or Bulletins.
In order to compare your Company's results to these statewide average ratios, you can obtain the ratios based on your Company's MCAS data from the database that was used for the MCAS filing process. Along with statewide average ratios for each category, a chart indicating the number of reporting companies whose ratios fall within various ranges is also presented to show how your company's results compare with the other reporting companies in the state of Louisiana. Comparing your company's results in this way should enable you to draw some comparison between your company's performance and the aggregate market in Louisiana.
|Updated: October 4, 2012|