2020 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 59A - Insurance Code
Article 10 - Administration of Deposits; Trusteed Assets of Alien Insurer
Section 59A-10-16 - Withdrawal of assets.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 59A-10-16 (2020)

A. The trust agreement of such an alien insurer shall provide in substance that no withdrawal of trusteed assets shall be made by the insurer or permitted by the trustee without written authorization or approval of the superintendent in advance thereof, except as follows:

(1) any or all income, earnings, dividends or interest accumulations of the trusteed assets may be paid over to the insurer's United States manager upon the insurer's written request; or

(2) for substitution, coincidentally with such withdrawal, of other eligible assets of value at least equal to that of assets being withdrawn, if the withdrawal is requested in writing by the insurer's United States manager under general or specific written authority from the insurer's board of directors or other similar governing body and a certified copy of such authority is filed with the trustee; or

(3) for the purpose of making deposits required by law in any state in which the insurer is or thereafter becomes an authorized insurer, for protection of its policyholders or policyholders and creditors in such state or in the United States, if such withdrawal does not reduce the insurer's deposit in this state below the minimum deposit required under Section 87 [59A-5-20 NMSA 1978] of the Insurance Code. The trustee shall transfer any assets so withdrawn and in amount so required to be deposited in the other state directly to the depository required to receive the deposit in the other state, as certified in writing by the public officer having supervision of insurance in that state; or

(4) for the purpose of transferring the trusteed assets to an official conservator, rehabilitator or liquidator under order of a court of competent jurisdiction.

B. The superintendent shall so authorize or approve withdrawal of only such assets as are in excess of the amount required to be held in trust under Section 87 of the Insurance Code, or as may otherwise be consistent with the provisions of Sections 171 through 179 [59A-10-11 to 59A-10-19 NMSA 1978] of this article.

C. If the insurer is no longer authorized to transact insurance under certificate of authority in any state, upon proof satisfactory to the superintendent that all of the insurer's liabilities arising out of its insurance transactions in the United States have been assumed by another insurer in such manner as to provide reasonable protection with respect thereto to the United States policyholders or policyholders and creditors of the withdrawing insurer, or such liabilities have otherwise terminated as to the withdrawing insurer, the superintendent shall authorize release of, and the trustee shall release, the trusteed assets to the withdrawing insurer or its successor in interest, or so much of such trusteed assets as the superintendent finds no longer reasonably required for protection of such policyholders or policyholders and creditors.

D. If the insurer becomes insolvent, or if its assets held in the United States are less than the sum of its liabilities in the United States arising from its insurance transactions therein and the amount of the required deposit, upon determination thereof the superintendent shall in writing order the trustee to suspend the right of the insurer or any other person to withdraw assets as authorized under Paragraphs (1), (2) and (3) of Subsection A of this section, and the trustee shall comply with such order until the superintendent's further order.

History: Laws 1984, ch. 127, ยง 176.

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