INSURANCE GUARANTY ASSOCIATION
41-3611. Subrogation of association to rights of claimants — Receiver, liquidator, or successor bound by association claim settlements — Periodic filing of statements of paid claims with receiver or liquidator. (1) Any person recovering under this act shall be deemed to have assigned his rights under the policy to the association to the extent of his recovery from the association. Every insured or claimant seeking the protection of this act shall cooperate with the association to the same extent as such person would have been required to cooperate with the insolvent insurer. The association shall have no cause of action against the insured of the insolvent insurer for any sums it has paid out except such causes of action as the insolvent insurer would have had if such sums had been paid by the insolvent insurer. In the case of an insolvent insurer operating on a plan with assessment liability, payments of claims of the association shall not operate to reduce the liability of insureds to the receiver, liquidator, or statutory successor for unpaid assessments.
(2) The receiver, liquidator, or statutory successor of an insolvent insurer shall be bound by settlements of claims made by the association or a similar organization in another state to the extent such determinations or settlements satisfy obligations of the association. The receiver shall not be bound in any way by such determinations or settlements to the extent there remains a claim against the insolvent insurer. The court having jurisdiction shall grant such claims priority equal to that which the claimant would have been entitled in the absence of this act against the assets of the insolvent insurer. The expenses of the association or similar organization in handling claims shall be accorded the same priority as the liquidator’s expenses.
(3) The association shall periodically file with the receiver or liquidator of the insolvent insurer statements of the covered claims paid by the association and estimates of anticipated claims on the association which shall preserve the rights of the association against the assets of the insolvent insurer.
[41-3611, added 1970, ch. 152, sec. 11, p. 462; am. 1997, ch. 109, sec. 9, p. 263.]