Section 27-44-11

Duties and powers of commissioner; appeal and review; notification.

In addition to the duties and powers enumerated elsewhere in this chapter:

(1) The commissioner shall:

a. Upon request of the board of directors, provide the association with a statement of the premiums in the appropriate states for each member insurer.

b. When an impairment is declared and the amount of the impairment is determined, serve a demand upon the impaired insurer to make good the impairment within a reasonable time. Notice to the impaired insurer shall constitute notice to its shareholders, if any. The failure of the insurer to promptly comply with such demand shall not excuse the association from the performance of its powers and duties under this chapter.

c. In any liquidation or rehabilitation proceeding involving a domestic insurer, petition the court of competent jurisdiction to have the chief of the receivership division appointed as the liquidator or rehabilitator. If a foreign or alien member insurer is subject to a liquidation proceeding in its domiciliary jurisdiction or state of entry, the chief of the receivership division shall be appointed conservator.

(2) The commissioner may suspend or revoke, after notice and hearing, the certificate of authority to transact insurance in this state of any member insurer which fails to pay an assessment when due or fails to comply with the plan of operation. As an alternative the commissioner may levy a forfeiture on any member insurer which fails to pay an assessment when due. Such forfeiture shall not exceed five percent of the unpaid assessment per month but no forfeiture shall be less than $100.00 per month.

(3) Any action of the board of directors or the association may be appealed to the commissioner by any member insurer if such appeal is taken within 60 days of the action being appealed. Any final action or order of the commissioner shall be subject to judicial review in a court of competent jurisdiction.

(4) The liquidator, rehabilitator, or conservator of any impaired insurer may notify all interested persons of the effect of this chapter.

(Acts 1982, No. 82-561, p. 922, §11; Act 2012-319, p. 724, §1.)