2017 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 59A - Insurance Code
Article 12D - Reinsurance Intermediaries
Section 59A-12D-3 - Licensure.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 59A-12D-3 (2017)

59A-12D-3. Licensure.

A. No person, firm, association or corporation shall act as a reinsurance intermediary-broker in this state if it maintains an office either directly or as a member or employee of a firm or association, or an officer, director or employee of a corporation:

(1) in this state, unless such reinsurance intermediary-broker is a licensed producer in this state; or

(2) in another state, unless such reinsurance intermediary-broker is a licensed producer in this state or another state having a law substantially similar to this law or such reinsurance intermediary-broker is licensed in this state as a reinsurance intermediary.

B. No person, firm, association or corporation shall act as a reinsurance intermediary-manager:

(1) for a reinsurer domiciled in this state, unless such reinsurance intermediary-manager is a licensed producer in this state;

(2) in this state, if the reinsurance intermediary-manager maintains an office either directly or as a member or employee of a firm or association, or an officer, director or employee of a corporation in this state, unless such reinsurance intermediary-manager is a licensed producer in this state;

(3) in another state for a nondomestic insurer, unless such reinsurance intermediary-manager is a licensed producer in this state or another state having a law substantially similar to this law or such person is licensed in this state as a reinsurance intermediary.

C. The superintendent may require a reinsurance intermediary-manager subject to the provisions of Subsection B to:

(1) file a bond in an amount from an insurer acceptable to the superintendent for the protection of the reinsurer; and

(2) maintain an errors and omissions policy in an amount acceptable to the superintendent.

D. (1) The superintendent may issue a reinsurance intermediary license to any person, firm, association or corporation who has complied with the requirements of the Reinsurance Intermediary Law. Any such license issued to a firm or association will authorize all the members of such firm or association and any designated employees to act as reinsurance intermediaries under the license, and all such persons shall be named in the application and any supplements thereto. Any such license issued to a corporation shall authorize all of the officers and any designated employees and directors thereof to act as reinsurance intermediaries on behalf of such corporation, and all such persons shall be named in the application and any supplements thereto.

(2) If the applicant for a reinsurance intermediary license is a nonresident, such applicant, as a condition precedent to receiving or holding a license, shall designate the superintendent as agent for service of process in the manner, and with the same legal effect, provided for by the Reinsurance Intermediary Law for designation of service of process upon unauthorized insurers; and also shall furnish the superintendent with the name and address of a resident of this state upon whom notices or orders of the superintendent or process affecting such nonresident reinsurance intermediary may be served. Such licensee shall promptly notify the superintendent in writing of every change in its designated agent for service of process and such change shall not become effective until acknowledged by the superintendent.

E. The superintendent may refuse to issue a reinsurance intermediary license if, in his judgment, the applicant, anyone named on the application, or any member, principal, officer or director of the applicant, is not trustworthy, or that any controlling person of such applicant is not trustworthy to act as a reinsurance intermediary, or that any of the foregoing has given cause for revocation or suspension of such license or has failed to comply with any prerequisite for the issuance of such license. Upon written request by the applicant, the superintendent will furnish a summary of the basis for refusal to issue a license, which document shall be subject to the provisions of Section 59A-11-20 NMSA 1978.

F. Licensed attorneys at law of this state when acting in their professional capacity as such shall be exempt from this section.

History: 1978 Comp., 59A-12D-3, enacted by Laws 1993, ch. 320, 44; 1999, ch. 272, 18; 1999, ch. 289, 20.

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