Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 41
INSURANCE
CHAPTER 7
INVESTMENTS
41-727.  Foreign securities. (1) Notwithstanding the definitions in chapter 1, title 41, Idaho Code, for purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply:
(a)  "Business entity" means a sole proprietorship, corporation, limited liability company, association, partnership, joint stock company, joint venture, mutual fund, trust, joint tenancy or other similar form of business organization, whether organized for-profit or not-for-profit.
(b)  "Domestic jurisdiction" means the United States, Canada, and a state or political subdivision of the United States or Canada.
(c)  "Foreign currency" means a currency other than that of the United States or Canada.
(d)  "Foreign investment" means an investment in a foreign jurisdiction or in an asset domiciled in a foreign jurisdiction. An investment shall not be deemed to be foreign if the issuing business entity, qualified primary credit source or qualified guarantor is a domestic jurisdiction or a business entity domiciled in a domestic jurisdiction, unless:
(i)   The issuing business entity is a shell business entity; and
(ii)  The investment is not assumed, accepted, guaranteed or insured or otherwise backed by a domestic jurisdiction or a business entity that is not a shell business entity domiciled in a domestic jurisdiction.
(e)  "Foreign jurisdiction" means a jurisdiction outside of the United States or Canada.
(f)  "Qualified guarantor" means a guarantor against which an insurer has a direct claim for full and timely payment evidenced by a contractual right for which an enforcement action can be brought in a domestic jurisdiction.
(g)  "Qualified primary credit source" means the credit source to which an insurer looks for payment as to an investment and against which an insurer has a direct claim for full and timely payment evidenced by a contractual right for which an enforcement action can be brought in a domestic jurisdiction.
(h)  "Shell business entity" means a business entity having no economic substance except as a vehicle for owning interests in assets issued, owned or previously owned by a business entity domiciled in a foreign jurisdiction.
(i)  "SVO" means the securities valuation office of the national association of insurance commissioners or any successor office established by the national association of insurance commissioners.
(2)  Any insurance company organized under any law of this state may invest, by loans or otherwise, any of its funds, or any part thereof, in foreign investments of the same types as those that an insurer is permitted to acquire under sections 41-707, 41-708, 41-711, 41-713, 41-714, 41-716 and 41-721(1), Idaho Code, if:
(a)  The aggregate amount of foreign investments then held by the insurer does not exceed fifteen percent (15%) of its admitted assets; and
(b)  The aggregate amount of foreign investments then held by the insurer in a single foreign jurisdiction does not exceed ten percent (10%) of its admitted assets for jurisdictions that have a sovereign debt rating of SVO 1, or three percent (3%) of its admitted assets for all other jurisdictions.
(3)  Any insurance company organized under any law of this state may invest, by loans or otherwise, any of its funds, or any part thereof, in investments of the same types as those that an insurer is permitted to acquire under sections 41-707, 41-708, 41-711, 41-713, 41-714, 41-716 and 41-721(1), Idaho Code, which are denominated in foreign currencies, whether or not they are foreign investments acquired under subsection (2) of this section, if:
(a)  The aggregate amount of investments then held by the insurer denominated in foreign currencies does not exceed ten percent (10%) of its admitted assets; and
(b)  The aggregate amount of investments then held by the insurer denominated in the foreign currency of a single foreign jurisdiction does not exceed five percent (5%) of its admitted assets for jurisdictions that have a sovereign debt rating of SVO 1, or three percent (3%) of its admitted assets for all other jurisdictions.
(4)  The investment limitations in subsections (2) and (3) of this section computed on the basis of an insurer’s admitted assets shall relate to the amount as shown on the insurer’s last annual report as filed with the commissioner of insurance or a more recent quarterly financial statement as filed with the commissioner, on a form prescribed by the national association of insurance commissioners, within forty-five (45) days following the end of the calendar quarter to which the interim statement pertains.
(5)  Investments acquired under this section shall be aggregated with investments of the same types made under sections 41-707, 41-708, 41-711, 41-713, 41-714, 41-716 and 41-721(1), Idaho Code, and in a similar manner, for purposes of determining compliance with the limits, if any, contained in this chapter.

History:
[41-727, added 2006, ch. 27, sec. 4, p. 87.]


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