2019 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 59A - Insurance Code
Article 8 - Assets and Liabilities
Section 59A-8-13 - Valuation of bonds.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 59A-8-13 (2019)

A. Subject to the provisions of Subsections B, C and D of this section, all bonds or other evidences of debt having a fixed term and rate of interest held by an insurer may, if amply secured and not in default as to principal or interest, be valued as follows:

(1) if purchased at par, at the par value; and

(2) if purchased above or below par, on the basis of the purchase price adjusted so as to bring the value to par at maturity and so as to yield in the meantime the effective rate of interest at which the purchase was made.

B. The purchase price shall in no event be taken at a higher figure than actual market value at time of purchase, plus incidental costs of acquisition of the securities.

C. No such security shall be carried at above the call price for the entire issue during any period within which the security may be so called, and premiums paid at purchase shall be amortized by the scientific method to the first call date at which the entire issue may be redeemed.

D. Obligations subject to amortization under the published findings of the national association of insurance commissioners shall be carried at their amortized values. Obligations which do not qualify for amortization shall be reported at their market value or book value based upon an amortized computation, whichever is lower.

History: Laws 1984, ch. 127, § 130; 1987, ch. 259, § 9; 1993, ch. 320, § 24.


The 1993 amendment, effective June 18, 1993, in Subsection A, added "Subject to the provisions of Subsections B, C, and D of this section" at the beginning of the subsection and deleted "or, in lieu of such method, according to such accepted method of valuation as the superintendent approves" at the end of Paragraph (2); and rewrote Subsections C and D.

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