ADMINISTRATION OF DEPOSITS
41-813. Proofs for release of deposit to insurer — Director’s responsibility. (1) Before authorizing or permitting the release of any deposit or excess portion thereof to the insurer, as provided in section 41-812, Idaho Code, the director shall require the insurer, the applicable insurance regulatory official in the insurer’s domestic state, or other appropriate entity to file with him a written statement in such form and with such verification as he deems advisable setting forth the facts upon which it bases its entitlement to such release.
(2) If release of the deposit is claimed by the insurer upon the ground that all its liabilities, as to which the deposit was held, have been assumed by another insurer authorized to transact insurance in this state, the insurer shall file with the director a copy of the contract or agreement of such reinsurance duly attested under the oath of an officer of each of the insurers parties thereto.
(3) If release of the deposit is claimed by a domestic insurer upon the ground that all its liabilities, as to which the deposit was held, have been terminated other than by reinsurance, the director shall make an examination of the affairs of the insurer for determination of the actuality of such termination.
(4) Upon being satisfied by such statement and reinsurance contract, or examination of the insurer if required under subsection (3) above, and by such other examination if any, of the affairs of the insurer as he deems advisable to make, that the insurer is entitled to the release of its deposit or excess portion thereof as provided in section 41-812, Idaho Code, the director shall release the deposit or excess portion thereof to the insurer or its authorized representative.
(5) If the director wilfully fails faithfully to keep, deposit, account for or surrender any such assets or securities deposited through him, in the manner as authorized or required under this chapter, he shall be liable therefor upon his official bond, and suit may be brought upon the bond by any person injured by such failure. The director shall not, however, have any liability as to any assets or securities of an insurer released by him in good faith pursuant to the authority vested in him under this chapter.
[41-813, added 1961, ch. 330, sec. 182, p. 645; am. 1995, ch. 289, sec. 5, p. 974.]