ORGANIZATION AND CORPORATE PROCEDURES OF STOCK AND MUTUAL INSURERS
41-2856. Mergers and consolidations of stock insurers. (1) A domestic stock insurer may merge or consolidate with one or more domestic or foreign stock insurers, or ordinary business corporations having as their principal assets, cash or assets of a character allowed by investment by domestic insurers pursuant to the provisions of chapter 7, title 41, Idaho Code, provided the surviving corporation shall be a domestic or foreign stock insurer, by complying with the applicable provisions of the statutes of this state governing the merger or consolidation of stock corporations formed for profit, but subject to subsections (2), (3) and (4) below.
(2) The agreement and plan of merger may provide for the restatement of the capital and surplus accounts of the surviving corporation, constituting all surplus in excess of stated capital, borrowed surplus and allowance for non-admitted assets, if any, as unassigned surplus, thereby increasing or decreasing the stated capital or gross paid in and contributed surplus accounts of the constituent corporations and providing additional surplus in any forms specified in the agreement and plan of merger; provided any reorganization of capital or surplus account must be indicated on the annual financial statement.
(3) No such merger or consolidation shall be effectuated unless in advance thereof the plan and agreement therefor have been filed with the director and approved in writing by him after a hearing thereon after notice to the stockholders of each insurer involved. The director shall give such approval within a reasonable time after such filing unless he finds such plan or agreement:
(a) Is contrary to law; or
(b) Inequitable to the stockholders of any insurer involved; or
(c) Would substantially reduce the security of and service to be rendered to policyholders of the domestic insurer in this state or elsewhere; or
(d) Is subject to other material and reasonable objections.
(4) No director, officer, agent or employee of any insurer party to such merger or consolidation shall receive any fee, commission, compensation or other valuable consideration whatsoever for in any manner aiding, promoting or assisting therein except as set forth in such plan or agreement.
(5) If the director does not approve any such plan or agreement he shall so notify the insurer in writing specifying his reasons therefor.
(6) Any plan or proposal through which a stock insurer proposes to acquire a controlling stock interest in another stock insurer through an exchange of stock of the first insurer, issued by the insurer for the purpose, for such controlling stock of the second insurer is deemed to be a plan or proposal of merger of the second insurer into the first insurer for the purposes of this section and is subject to the applicable provisions hereof.
(7) Reinsurance of all or substantially all of the insurance in force of an insurer by another insurer, shall also be subject to the provisions of this section as if a merger.
[41-2856, added 1961, ch. 330, sec. 624, p. 645; am. 1971, ch. 122, sec. 12, p. 408.]