2017 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 59A - Insurance Code
Article 34 - Domestic Stock and Mutual Insurers
Section 59A-34-45 - Acquisition and disposition of assets; materiality; scope; reporting requirements.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 59A-34-45 (2017)

59A-34-45. Acquisition and disposition of assets; materiality; scope; reporting requirements.

A. No acquisition or disposition of assets need be reported pursuant to Section 59A-34-44 NMSA 1978 if the acquisition or disposition is not material. For purposes of this section and Section 59A-34-44 NMSA 1978, a material acquisition, or aggregate of any series of acquisitions during any thirty-day period, or disposition, or aggregate of any series of dispositions during any thirty-day period, is one that involves more than five percent of the reporting insurer's total admitted assets as reported in its most recent financial statement filed with the superintendent.

B. Asset acquisitions subject to the provisions of Section 59A-34-44 NMSA 1978 include every purchase, lease, exchange, merger, consolidation, succession or other acquisition other than the construction or development of real property by or for the reporting insurer or the acquisition of materials for such purpose. Asset dispositions subject to Section 59A-34-44 NMSA 1978 include every sale, lease, exchange, merger, consolidation, mortgage, hypothecation, assignment, whether for the benefit of creditors or otherwise, abandonment, destruction or other disposition.

C. The following information is required to be disclosed in the report of a material acquisition or disposition of assets:

(1) the date of the transaction;

(2) the manner of acquisition or disposition;

(3) a description of the assets involved;

(4) the nature and amount of the consideration given or received;

(5) the purpose of, or reason for, the transaction;

(6) the manner by which the amount of consideration was determined;

(7) the amount of any gain or loss recognized or realized as a result of the transaction; and

(8) the names of the persons from whom the assets were acquired or to whom they were disposed.

D. Such insurers are required to report acquisitions and dispositions on a non-consolidated basis unless the insurer is part of a consolidated group of insurers which utilizes an intercompany pooling agreement or arrangement or a one hundred percent reinsurance agreement under which the ceding company has ceded substantially all of its direct and assumed business to a pool, and the group reports in accordance with Section 59A-34-44 NMSA 1978 on behalf of the members of the group on a consolidated basis. For purposes of this section, an insurer is deemed to have ceded substantially all of its direct and assumed business to a pool if the insurer has less than one million dollars ($1,000,000) of total direct plus assumed written premiums during a calendar year that are not subject to the pooling agreement or arrangement and the net income of the business not subject to the pooling agreement or arrangement represents less than five percent of the insurer's capital and surplus. If a group of insurers reports on a consolidated basis as allowed by this subsection, the report shall identify every insurer that is a member of the group.

History: 1978 Comp., 59A-34-45, enacted by Laws 1993, ch. 320, 69.

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