Idaho Statutes

41-2837.  Prohibited pecuniary interest of officials. (1) Any officer or director, or any member of any committee or an employee of a domestic insurer who is charged with the duty of investing or handling the insurer’s funds shall not deposit or invest such funds except in the insurer’s corporate name; shall not borrow the funds of such insurer; shall not be pecuniarily interested in any loan, pledge or deposit, security, investment, sale, purchase, exchange, reinsurance, or other similar transaction or property of such insurer except as a stockholder or member; shall not take or receive to his own use any fee, brokerage, commission, gift, or other consideration for or on account of any such transaction made by or on behalf of such insurer.
(2)  No insurer shall guarantee any financial obligation of any of its officers or directors.
(3)  This section shall not prohibit such a director or officer, or member of a committee or employee from becoming a policyholder of the insurer and enjoying the usual rights so provided for its policyholders, nor shall it prohibit any such officer, director or member of a committee or employee from participating as beneficiary in any pension trust, deferred compensation plan, profit sharing plan or stock option plan authorized by the insurer and to which he may be eligible, nor shall it prohibit any director or member of a committee from receiving a reasonable fee for lawful services actually rendered to such insurer.
(4)  The director may, by regulations from time to time, define and permit additional exceptions to the prohibition contained in subsection (1) of this section solely to enable payment of reasonable compensation to a director who is not otherwise an officer or employee of the insurer, or to a corporation or firm in which a director is interested, for necessary services performed or sales or purchases made to or for the insurer in the ordinary course of the insurer’s business and in the usual private professional or business capacity of such director or such corporation or firm.

[41-2837, added 1961, ch. 330, sec. 605, p. 645.]

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