AUTHORIZATION OF INSURERS AND GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
41-342. Redomestication as a domestic insurer — Conversion to foreign insurer. (1) Any insurer which is organized under the laws of any other state and is admitted to do business in this state for the purpose of writing insurance may become a domestic insurer by complying with all of the requirements of law relative to the organization and licensing of a domestic insurer of the same type and by designating its principal place of business at a place in Idaho in compliance with section 41-2839, Idaho Code. Such a domestic insurer shall be entitled to a certificate of redomestication and a certificate of authority to transact business in this state and shall have the same rights and obligations as other domestic insurers of this state.
(2) Any domestic insurer may, upon the approval of the director, transfer its domicile to any other state in which it is admitted to transact the business of insurance. Upon such a transfer, the insurer shall cease to be a domestic insurer. If the insurer is otherwise qualified, the director shall admit the insurer to this state as a foreign insurer. The director shall approve any such proposed transfer unless he determines that such a transfer is not in the interest of the policyholders of the insurer in this state. After the director has approved the transfer, the director shall provide written notice to the secretary of state that the insurer has transferred its domicile to another state, stating the effective date of the transfer and the state to which the insurer has transferred its domicile. Upon receipt of the written notice from the director and the payment of the fee required in section 30-21-214, Idaho Code, the secretary of state shall file the notice and, on the effective date of the transfer, terminate the existence of the insurance company as a domestic corporation.
(3) The certificate of authority, appointment of statutory agent and licenses, policy forms, rates, authorizations and other filings and approvals in existence at the time an insurer admitted to transact insurance in this state transfers its corporate domicile to this or any other state, continue in effect upon the transfer of corporate domicile. All rates and outstanding policies of any transferring insurer shall remain in full force and effect and policies need not be endorsed as to the new domicile unless so ordered by the director. Every transferring insurer shall either file new policy forms for use in this state with the director on or before the effective date of the transfer, or use existing policy forms in this state with appropriate endorsements as allowed by and under such conditions as may be approved by the director. Every transferring insurer shall notify the director of the proposed transfer and shall promptly file any resulting amendments to its corporate documents required to be filed with the director.
[41-342, added 1987, ch. 302, sec. 1, p. 641; am. 1999, ch. 65, sec. 4, p. 170; am. 2016, ch. 92, sec. 1, p. 282; am. 2017, ch. 58, sec. 22, p. 116.]