ADMINISTRATION OF DEPOSITS
41-812. Duration and release of deposit. (1) Every deposit made in this state by an insurer pursuant to this code shall be so held as long as there is outstanding any liability of the insurer as to which the deposit was required; or, if the deposit was required under the retaliatory provision, section 41-340, Idaho Code, the deposit shall be held for so long as the basis of such retaliation exists.
(2) Except for good cause found by the director after a hearing thereon, any such deposit shall be released and returned:
(a) To the insurer upon extinguishment by reinsurance or otherwise of all liability of the insurer for the security of which the deposit is held. If by reinsurance, the assuming insurer shall be one authorized to transact such insurance in this state.
(b) To the insurer, during solvency, to the extent such deposit is in excess of the amount required.
(c) To a depositing foreign or alien insurer, during its solvency, which has made a similar deposit in another state and has filed with the director the certificate or evidence thereof, under the conditions provided for in section 41-316(2)(b) or 41-316(2)(c), Idaho Code.
(d) To the resulting or surviving corporation or to such person as it may designate for the purpose, upon effectuation of a merger or consolidation of the depositing insurer, and upon the resulting or surviving corporation being or becoming authorized to transact insurance in this state.
(e) Upon order of a court of competent jurisdiction, to the receiver, conservator, rehabilitator, or liquidator of the insurer, or to any other properly designated official or officials who succeed to the management and control of the insurer’s assets pursuant to delinquency proceedings brought against the insurer under chapter 33 of this code.
(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (1) and (2) of this section, the director, in his discretion, may release a deposit made in this state by an insurer pursuant to this code if the insurance regulatory body in the insurer’s state has been appointed the liquidator of the insurer by a court in that state and either of the following applies:
(a) The director has no information or belief that there are any outstanding claims against the insurer by policyholders or creditors of the insurer in Idaho; or
(b) The director believes that any claims by Idaho policyholders or creditors will be adequately protected pursuant to the liquidation proceedings in the insurer’s domestic state.
[41-812, added 1961, ch. 330, sec. 181, p. 645; am. 1995, ch. 289, sec. 4, p. 973.]