2018 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 59A - Insurance Code
Article 8 - Assets and Liabilities
Section 59A-8-1 - "Assets" defined.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 59A-8-1 (2018)
59A-8-1. "Assets" defined.

In determination of the financial condition of any insurer or fraternal benefit society or United States branch of an alien insurer there shall be allowed as assets only such assets as are owned by the insurer or society and which consist of:

A. cash, including legal tender or equivalent thereof, in the principal or any branch office of the insurer or society or in transit under its control, and including the true balance of any deposit in a solvent bank or trust company;

B. investments, securities, properties and loans acquired or held in accordance with the Insurance Code, and in connection therewith the following items:

(1) interest due or accrued on any bond or evidence of indebtedness which is not in default and which is not valued on a basis including accrued interest;

(2) declared and unpaid dividends on stock and shares, unless such amount has otherwise been allowed as an asset;

(3) interest due or accrued upon a collateral loan in an amount not to exceed one year's interest thereon;

(4) interest due or accrued on deposits in solvent banks and trust companies, and interest due or accrued on other assets, if such interest is, in the superintendent's judgment, a collectible asset;

(5) interest due or accrued on a mortgage or deed of trust loan, in an amount not exceeding in any event the amount, if any, of the excess of the value of the property less delinquent taxes thereon over the unpaid principal; but in no event shall interest accrued for a period in excess of eighteen months be allowed as an asset;

(6) rent due or accrued on real property if such rent is not in arrears for more than three months, and rent more than three months in arrears if the payment of such rent is adequately secured by property held in the name of the tenant and conveyed to the insurer or society as collateral; and

(7) the unaccrued portion of taxes paid prior to the due date on real property;

C. premium notes, policy loans and other policy assets and liens on policies and certificates of life insurance and annuity contracts and accrued interest thereon, in amount not exceeding the legal reserve and other policy liabilities carried on each individual policy or contract;

D. the net amount of uncollected and deferred premiums and annuity considerations in the case of a life insurer or fraternal benefit society which carries the full mean tabular reserve liability; and in case of a fraternal benefit society which does not carry the full mean tabular reserve liability, premiums or assessments actually collected by subordinate branches of the society and not yet received by its home office;

E. premiums in course of collection, other than for life insurance, not more than ninety days past due, less commissions payable thereon. This limitation as to ninety days shall not apply as to premiums payable directly or indirectly by the United States government or by any of its instrumentalities; nor shall it apply to reinsurance premiums receivable by an assuming insurer to the extent offset by amounts carried by the assuming insurer as liabilities for amounts due to the ceding insurer for unpaid losses or other mutual debts, but in no event shall reinsurance premiums more than ninety days past due be allowed in excess of ten percent of the assuming insurer's admitted assets as shown by its most recent annual statement on file with the superintendent;

F. installment premiums other than life insurance or annuity premiums, to the extent of the unearned premium reserves carried on the policy or contract to which the premium applies;

G. notes and like written obligations not past due, taken for premiums other than life insurance or annuity premiums, on policies and contracts permitted to be issued on such basis, to the extent of the unearned premium reserves carried thereon, except as otherwise prescribed by regulations of the superintendent;

H. reinsurance recoverable by a ceding insurer to the extent credit is allowed under Section 59A-7-11 of the Insurance Code;

I. amounts receivable by an assuming insurer for funds withheld by a solvent ceding insurer under a reinsurance treaty, but not exceeding the amounts carried by the assuming insurer as liabilities for unpaid losses and reserves under such contracts;

J. deposits or equities recoverable from underwriting associations, syndicates and reinsurance funds, or from suspended banking and other financial institutions, to the extent deemed by the superintendent available for payment of losses and claims and at values determined by the superintendent;

K. all such assets, whether or not consistent with the other provisions of this section, as may be allowed pursuant to the annual statement form approved by the superintendent for the kinds of insurance to be reported upon therein;

L. electronic and mechanical machines and related programs and equipment constituting a data processing, record keeping, accounting, word processing (excluding typewriters) or other electronic computer system in actual use, the cost of which shall be amortized in full over a period of not more than ten years. The aggregate amount invested in all such systems shall not exceed five percent of the insurer's or society's assets;

M. as to title insurance, the title plant and equipment necessary for conduct of the abstract and title insurance business, at not to exceed the original cost thereof. The superintendent may also allow as assets as to title insurance, premiums and fees for title examination and title insurance not more than twelve months past due, less commissions payable thereon; and

N. other assets, not inconsistent with the other provisions of this section, deemed by the superintendent to be available for payment of losses and claims, at values to be determined by the superintendent.

History: Laws 1984, ch. 127, § 118; 1993, ch. 320, § 19.

ANNOTATIONS

Cross references. — For the Insurance Code, see 59A-1-1 NMSA 1978 and notes thereto.

The 1993 amendment, effective June 18, 1993, rewrote Subsection H, and made stylistic changes throughout the section.

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