THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
41-219. Examination of insurers. (1) For the purpose of determining its financial condition, ability to fulfill and manner of fulfillment of its obligations, the nature of its operations, and compliance with the law, the director shall examine the affairs, transactions, accounts, records, and assets of each authorized insurer, including the attorney in fact of a reciprocal insurer in so far as insurer transactions are concerned, as often as he deems advisable. The director or any of the director’s examiners may conduct an examination, in accordance with the provisions of this section, of any company as often as the director in his sole discretion deems appropriate but shall, at a minimum, conduct an examination of every insurer licensed in this state not less frequently than once every five (5) years. In scheduling and determining the nature, scope and frequency of the examinations, the director shall consider such matters as the results of financial statement analyses and ratios, changes in management or ownership, actuarial opinions, reports of independent certified public accountants and other criteria as set forth in the examiners’ handbook adopted by the national association of insurance commissioners and in effect when the director exercises discretion under the provisions of this section.
(2) Examination of an alien insurer shall be limited to its insurance transactions, assets, trust deposits and affairs in the United States except as otherwise required by the director.
(3) The director shall in like manner examine each insurer applying for an initial certificate of authority to transact insurance in this state.
(4) In lieu of an examination under the provisions of this section, of any foreign or alien insurer licensed in this state, the director may accept an examination report on the company as prepared by the insurance department for the company’s state of domicile or port of entry until January 1, 1994. Thereafter, such reports may only be accepted if the insurance department was at the time of the examination accredited under the national association of insurance commissioners’ financial regulation standards and accreditation program or, the examination is performed under the supervision of an accredited insurance department or with participation of one (1) or more examiners who are employed by such an accredited state insurance department and who, after a review of the examination work papers and report, state under oath that the examination was performed in a manner consistent with the standards and procedures required by their insurance department.
(5) The term "company" as used in this section shall mean any person engaging in or proposing or attempting to engage in any transaction or kind of insurance or surety business and any person or group of persons who may otherwise be subject to the administrative, regulatory or taxing authority of the director.
[41-219, added 1961, ch. 330, sec. 36, p. 645; am. 1993, ch. 194, sec. 1, p. 494.]