(a) “Authorized Control Level Event” means any of the following events:
(1) The filing of an RBC Report by the insurer that indicates that the insurer’s Total Adjusted Capital is greater than or equal to its Mandatory Control Level RBC but less than its Authorized Control Level RBC.
(2) The notification by the commissioner to the insurer of an Adjusted RBC Report that indicates the event in paragraph (1), provided the insurer does not challenge the Adjusted RBC Report under Section 739.7.
(3) If the insurer challenges an Adjusted RBC Report that indicates the event in paragraph (1) under Section 739.7, notification by the commissioner to the insurer that the commissioner has, after a hearing, rejected the insurer’s challenge.
(4) The failure of the insurer to respond, in a manner satisfactory to the commissioner, to a Corrective Order, provided the insurer has not challenged the Corrective Order under Section 739.7.
(5) If the insurer has challenged a Corrective Order under Section 739.7 and the commissioner has, after a hearing, rejected the challenge or modified the Corrective Order, the failure of the insurer to respond, in a manner satisfactory to the commissioner, to the Corrective Order subsequent to rejection or modification by the commissioner.
(b) In the event of an Authorized Control Level Event with respect to an insurer, the commissioner shall do the following:
(1) Take such actions as are required under Section 739.4 regarding an insurer with respect to which a Regulatory Action Level Event has occurred.
(2) If the commissioner deems it to be in the best interests of the policyholders and creditors of the insurer and of the public, take such actions as are necessary to cause the insurer to be placed under regulatory control under Article 14 (commencing with Section 1010), Article 14.3 (commencing with Section 1064.1), Article 14.5 (commencing with Section 1065.1), and Article 15.5 (commencing with Section 1077). In the event the commissioner takes those actions, the Authorized Control Level Event shall be deemed sufficient grounds for the commissioner to take that action, and the commissioner shall have the rights, powers, and duties with respect to the insurer as are set forth in those provisions. In the event the commissioner takes actions under this paragraph pursuant to an Adjusted RBC Report, the insurer shall be entitled to such protections as are afforded to insurers under the provisions pertaining to summary proceedings.
(c) In the event of an Authorized Control Level Event with respect to the State Compensation Insurance Fund, the commissioner shall also issue a report to the Governor, the President pro Tempore of the Senate, and the Speaker of the Assembly setting forth the conditions that exist.
(d) Upon a determination of the commissioner that an Authorized Control Level Event has occurred, the Governor, in consultation with the Legislature, may replace the President of the State Compensation Insurance Fund and appoint a recovery administrator. The recovery administrator shall be responsible for developing a plan of recovery for the State Compensation Insurance Fund, and for implementing the plan. The recovery administrator shall be a person who, through professional credentials or job experience, or both, has a demonstrated understanding of insurance law, insurer finances, experience in the rehabilitation of insurance companies, claims administration, and any other factors as are needed to create and execute a plan of recovery. The cost of the recovery administrator shall be borne by the State Compensation Insurance Fund. The administration shall remain until the commissioner conveys to the Governor his or her opinion that the fund has improved its finances to the extent that it is no longer at the Authorized Control Level or above, at which point the Governor may dismiss the recovery administrator and appoint a new President of the State Compensation Insurance Fund. During the time that the recovery administrator is acting, the board of the State Compensation Insurance Fund shall act in an advisory capacity to the recovery administrator and the Governor.