Annuity and Life Re (Holdings) Ltd. says it is involved in arbitration proceedings involving its relationship with another reinsurer.
Annuity and Life Re, Hamilton, Bermuda, is reporting a net loss of $649,959 for the second quarter, compared with a net loss of $539,968 for the second quarter of 2005.
The life reinsurer shut down all reinsurance operations after it ran into accounting and financial problems.
The company shut down some reinsurance operations in 2004 by putting reinsurance contracts with Fidelity and Guaranty Life Insurance Company, Baltimore, a unit of Old Mutual P.L.C., London, and a unit of Scottish Re Group Ltd., Hamilton, in the hands of Transamerica Occidental Life Insurance Company, a unit of AEGON N.V., The Hague, Netherlands, through a process called “novation.”
Annuity and Life Re handed the F&G and Scottish Re arrangements over to Transamerica on the condition that Transamerica would terminate a problem annuity reinsurance agreement with Annuity and Life Re, according to Annuity and Life Re.
Annuity and Life Re is now in a dispute with Transamerica concerning the F&G and Scottish Re novation arrangements, Annuity and Life Re says.
“With respect to F&G, Transamerica contends that there should be adjustments to the policy benefit reserves transferred to Transamerica,” Annuity and Life Re says.
Transamerica asked for a $7 million adjustment in March 2005, and cut the demand to $6 million in June 2005, according to Annuity and Life Re.