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Insurance Business, Regulatory & Government Relations Practice
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Jones Walker's Insurance Team is capable and available to respond decisively, and cost efficiently, to the opportunities or problems that a client in the insurance industry may present.

Representative activities include:

  • Organization and licensing of insurance holding companies, life and health, property and casualty, workers compensation insurers, HMOs, and agencies;
  • Demutualization;
  • Acquisition and disposition of insurers and insurance agencies;
  • Insurance holding company systems filings;
  • Licensing of foreign insurers to do business in various states and obtaining surplus lines authority;
  • Public offerings of SEC registered companies and registered and limited offerings of securities including insurer prospectuses and other offering documents;
  • Securities work for public insurers, compliance with public company reporting requirements, shareholder relations and proxy solicitations, insider training compliance, and private placements;
  • Representation of insurers, HMOs and agents before the insurance commissioners in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi with respect to rates and filings, approval of specialty programs, and disputes of various kinds;
  • Development of life, health and casualty insurance policies to comply with the insurance statutes and regulations of a number of states;
  • Reinsurance contract negotiation and drafting and obtaining insurance department approval;
  • Formation of purchasing groups under the Federal Liability Risk Retention Act and qualification of the purchasing groups in several states;
  • Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association representation;
  • Representation of rehabilitators and liquidators of insolvent insurers;
  • Representation of insurers and HMOs before the Mississippi Department of Revenue, the Louisiana Department of Insurance and the Louisiana Department of Revenue, as well as the Alabama Department of Revenue with respect to premium tax, retaliatory tax and other tax matters and disputes; and
  • Government relations and legislative matters.

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  • "Avoiding Jackpot Justice"
    Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation, Federation of Regulatory Counsel, March 2005