2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 22:732.2 — Definitions
For the purposes of this Part:
(1) "Doing business" shall include any of the following, whether effected by mail or otherwise:
(a) The issuance or delivery of contracts of insurance to persons residing in this state.
(b) The solicitation of applications for such contracts, or other negotiations preliminary to the execution of such contracts.
(c) The collection of premiums, membership fees, assessments, or other considerations for such contracts.
(d) The transaction of matters subsequent to execution of such contracts and arising out of them.
(e) Operating under a license or certificate of authority, as an insurer, issued by the Department of Insurance.
(f) Acting as an agent, broker, or managing agent of an insurer, acting as a reinsurer, or the ownership of an insurer by a holding company, or the operation of a captive premium finance company, or related entity.
(2)(a) "Fair consideration" is given for property or obligation when:
(i) In exchange for such property or obligation, as a fair equivalent therefor, and in good faith, property is conveyed or services are rendered or an obligation is incurred or an antecedent debt is satisfied.
(ii) Such property or obligation is received in good faith to secure a present advance or antecedent debt in an amount not disproportionately small as compared to the value of the property or obligation obtained.
(b) Any transfer within six months prior to the institution of delinquency proceedings shall be presumed not to have been for fair consideration, and the burden of proving fair consideration shall be on the party alleging it to have been given.
(3)(a) "Insolvency" or "insolvent" shall mean:
(i) For an insurer issuing only assessable fire insurance policies:
(aa) The inability to pay any obligation within thirty days after it becomes payable.
(bb) If an assessment be made within thirty days after such date, the inability to pay such obligation thirty days following the date specified in the first assessment notice issued after the date of loss as provided by law.
(ii) For any other insurer, the inability to pay its obligations when they are due, or a condition when its admitted assets do not exceed its liabilities plus the greater of:
(aa) Any capital and surplus required by law for its organization.
(bb) The total par or stated value of its authorized and issued capital stock.
(b) As to any insurer licensed to do business in this state as of the effective date of this Part* which does not meet the standard established under Item (ii) of this Subparagraph, the term "insolvency" or "insolvent" shall mean, for a period not to exceed three years from the effective date of this Part,* that it is unable to pay its obligations when they are due or that its admitted assets do not exceed its liabilities plus any required capital contribution ordered by the commissioner under provisions of the insurance law.
(c) For purposes of this Paragraph, "liabilities" shall include but not be limited to reserves required by statute, by general regulations of the Department of Insurance or by specific requirements imposed by the commissioner upon a subject company at the time of admission or subsequent thereto.
(4) "Insurer" shall mean any person who has done, purports to do, is doing, or is licensed to do an insurance business, and is or has been subject to the authority of, or to liquidation, rehabilitation, reorganization, administrative supervision, or conservation by, any commissioner of insurance, or the equivalent insurance supervisory official of another state. For purposes of this Part, any other persons included under R.S. 22:732.1 shall be deemed to be insurers. "Insurers' net estate" shall mean that portion of the insurer's assets which remain after liquidation and are available for distribution under this Part.
(5) "Transfer" shall mean and include the sale and transfer and every other and different mode, direct or indirect, of disposing of or of parting with property or with an interest therein, or with the possession thereof or of fixing a lien upon property or upon an interest therein, absolutely or conditionally, voluntarily, by or without judicial proceedings. The retention of a security title to property delivered to a debtor shall be deemed a transfer suffered by the debtor.
Acts 1992, No. 1095, §2.
*As appears in Acts 1992, No. 1095, §2, eff. August 21, 1992.
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