ORGANIZATION AND CORPORATE PROCEDURES OF STOCK AND MUTUAL INSURERS
41-2841. Borrowed surplus. (1) A domestic stock or mutual insurer may borrow money to defray the expenses of its organization, provide it with surplus funds, or for any purpose of its business, upon a written agreement that such money is required to be repaid only out of the insurer’s surplus in excess of that stipulated in such agreement. The agreement may provide for interest at such rate or rates approved by the director, which interest shall or shall not constitute a liability of the insurer as to its funds other than such excess or surplus, as stipulated in the agreement. A commission or promotion expense may be paid in connection with any such loan upon approval of the director.
(2) Money so borrowed, together with the interest thereon if so stipulated in the agreement, shall not form a part of the insurer’s legal liabilities except as to its surplus in excess of the amount thereof stipulated in the agreement, or be the basis of any setoff, but until repaid, financial statements filed or published by the insurer shall show as a footnote thereto the amount thereof then unpaid together with any interest thereon accrued but unpaid.
(3) Any such loan shall be subject to the director’s approval. The insurer shall, in advance of the loan, file with the director a statement of the purpose of the loan and a copy of the proposed loan agreement. The loan and agreement shall be deemed approved unless within fifteen (15) days after the date of such filing the insurer is notified of the director’s disapproval and the reasons therefor. The director shall disapprove any proposed loan or agreement if he finds the loan is unnecessary or excessive for the purpose intended, or that the terms of the loan agreement are not fair and equitable to the parties, and to other similar lenders, if any, to the insurer, or that the information so filed by the insurer is inadequate.
(4) Any such loan to a mutual insurer or substantial portion thereof shall be repaid by the insurer when no longer reasonably necessary for the purpose originally intended. No repayment of such a loan shall be made by a mutual insurer unless approved in advance by the director.
(5) This section shall not apply to loans obtained by the insurer in ordinary course of business from banks and other financial institutions, nor to loans secured by pledge or mortgage of assets.
[41-2841, added 1961, ch. 330, sec. 609, p. 645; am. 1973, ch. 11, sec. 1, p. 24; am. 1982, ch. 171, sec. 1, p. 451; am. 2006, ch. 25, sec. 1, p. 83.]