ORGANIZATION AND CORPORATE PROCEDURES OF STOCK AND MUTUAL INSURERS
41-2852. Impairment of capital or assets. (1) If the assets of a domestic insurer are less than its liabilities and the minimum amount of capital funds required to be maintained by it under section 41-313, Idaho Code, for authority to transact the kinds of insurance being transacted, the director shall at once determine the amount of deficiency and serve notice upon the insurer to cure the deficiency and file proof thereof with him within the period specified in the notice, which period shall be not less than thirty (30) nor more than ninety (90) days from the date of the notice. Such notice may be so served by delivery to the insurer, or by mailing to the insurer addressed to its registered office in this state.
(2) The deficiency may be made good in cash or in assets eligible under chapter 7 (investments) for the investment of the insurer’s funds; or by amendment of the insurer’s certificate of authority to cover only such kind or kinds of insurance thereafter for which the insurer has sufficient paid-in capital stock (if a stock insurer) or surplus (if a mutual insurer) under this code; or, if a stock insurer, by reduction of the number of shares of the insurer’s authorized capital stock or the par value thereof through amendment of its articles of incorporation, to an amount of authorized and paid-in capital stock not below the minimum required for the kinds of insurance thereafter to be transacted.
(3) After any such reduction of authorized capital stock the insurer shall require the surrender to it of outstanding stock certificates in exchange for new certificates to be issued in lieu thereof for such number and/or par value of shares as the respective stockholders are proportionately entitled to receive.
(4) If the deficiency is not made good and proof thereof filed with the director within the period required by the notice as specified in subsection (1) above, the insurer shall be deemed insolvent and the director shall institute delinquency proceedings against it under chapter 33 of this code.
[41-2852, added 1961, ch. 330, sec. 620, p. 645; am. 1999, ch. 65, sec. 7, p. 172.]