2019 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 59A - Insurance Code
Article 10 - Administration of Deposits; Trusteed Assets of Alien Insurer
Section 59A-10-9 - Release of deposit.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 59A-10-9 (2019)

A. All general and special deposits of an insurer under the Insurance Code [Chapter 59A NMSA 1978] shall be released only as follows:

(1) upon extinguishment of all liabilities of the insurer for the security of which the deposit is held, by reinsurance contract or otherwise;

(2) upon the insurer ceasing to transact business in this state, and all of the liabilities for which the deposit was security have been satisfied or terminated, or assumed by another insurer authorized to transact insurance in New Mexico;

(3) if the insurer is subject to delinquency proceedings, upon proper order of a court of competent jurisdiction the insurer's deposited assets shall be released to the receiver, conservator, rehabilitator or liquidator of the insurer;

(4) upon the entry of a final order of liquidation or order approving a rehabilitation plan of a member insurer, and upon request of the domiciliary receiver, the deposit shall be released to the domiciliary receiver or to the applicable New Mexico guaranty association; or

(5) deposits held under Section 59A-10-6 NMSA 1978 shall be released in whole or in part to the insurer on the insurer's request while the insurer is solvent and its general or special deposit, as applicable, is otherwise in amount not less than that required of the insurer under the Insurance Code.

B. If the deposited assets are held pursuant to Section 59A-5-33 NMSA 1978, the deposit shall be released when the basis for such reciprocity no longer exists as to the deposit.

C. Release of a deposit shall be made only on application to and written order of the superintendent, made upon proof satisfactory to the superintendent of the existence of one or more of grounds for release stated in Subsection A of this section. The superintendent, before directing release of deposited assets, may require such evidence as the superintendent deems satisfactory that the release of the deposit, in whole or in part, should be made. In the case of special deposits, prior to release of the deposit pursuant to Paragraphs (3) and (4) of Subsection A of this section, the superintendent may require written assurances from the domiciliary receiver that the deposit will be handled in accordance with Section 59A-5-19 NMSA 1978 and applicable federal law.

History: Laws 1984, ch. 127, § 169; 2012, ch. 9, § 2.

ANNOTATIONS

The 2012 amendment, effective July 1, 2012, clarified the conditions upon which deposits may be released; provided for assurances that upon release, deposits will be used in accordance with applicable law; in Subsection A, added Paragraph (4); and in Subsection C, deleted the former last sentence which limited the personal liability of the superintendent for funds released in good faith and added the last sentence.

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