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A. Whenever under the laws of this state a receiver is to be appointed in delinquency proceedings for an insurer domiciled in this state, the court shall appoint the superintendent as such receiver. The court shall direct the superintendent forthwith to take possession of the assets of the insurer and to administer the same under the orders of the court.
B. As domiciliary receiver the superintendent and his successors in office shall be vested by operation of law with the title to all of the property, contracts and rights of action, and all of the books and records of the insurer wherever located, as of the date of entry of the order directing him to liquidate a domestic insurer or the United States branch of an alien insurer domiciled in the state and he shall have the right to recover the same and reduce the same to possession; except that ancillary receivers in reciprocal states shall have, as to assets located in their respective states, the rights and powers which are hereinafter prescribed for ancillary receivers appointed in this state as to assets located in this state. The filing or recording of the order directing possession to be taken, or a certified copy thereof, in the office where instruments affecting title to property are required to be filed or recorded shall impart the same notice as would be imparted by a deed, bill of sale or other evidence of title duly filed or recorded. The superintendent as domiciliary receiver shall be responsible on his official bond for the proper administration of all assets coming into his possession or control. The court may at any time require an additional bond from him or his deputies if deemed desirable for the protection of the assets.
C. Upon taking possession of the assets of a delinquent insurer the domiciliary receiver shall, subject to the direction of the court, immediately proceed to conduct the business of the insurer or to take such steps as are authorized by the laws of this state for the purposes of liquidating, rehabilitating, reorganizing or conserving the affairs of the insurer. In connection with delinquency proceedings he may appoint one or more special deputy superintendents to act for him, and may employ such counsel, clerks and assistants as he deems necessary. The compensation of the special deputies, counsel, clerks or assistants and all expenses of taking possession of the delinquent insurer and of conducting the delinquency proceedings shall be fixed by the receiver, subject to the approval of the court, and shall be paid out of the funds or assets of the insurer. Within the limits of the duties imposed upon them special deputies shall possess all the powers given to, and, in the exercise of those powers, shall be subject to all of the duties imposed upon the receiver with respect to delinquency proceedings.
D. Upon the issuance of an order of liquidation with a finding of insolvency against a domestic insurer, the superintendent shall make application to the court requesting authority to disburse funds to the life insurance guaranty association or the property and casualty insurance guaranty association, as applicable, from time to time out of the insurer's marshalled assets as funds become available in amounts equal to disbursements made by the association for claims handling expense and covered claims obligations on the presentation of evidence that such disbursements have been made by the guaranty association. Such application shall request authority for the superintendent to make disbursements to similar associations or state funds in other states provided the life insurance guaranty association or the property and casualty insurance guaranty association, as applicable, is entitled to like payment under the laws of the association's or state fund's state of domicile in respect to insolvent insurers domiciled in the state.
E. The superintendent in determining the amounts available for disbursements to the life insurance guaranty association or property and casualty insurance guaranty association, as applicable, and similar associations or funds in other states shall reserve sufficient assets for the payment of the expenses of administration. The superintendent shall establish procedures for the ratable allocation of disbursements to the life insurance guaranty association or property and casualty insurance guaranty association and similar associations or funds in other states, and shall secure from the life insurance guaranty association or property and casualty guaranty association and each eligible similar association or fund in other states as a condition to advances in reimbursement of covered claims obligations and claim handling expenses, an agreement to return to the superintendent on demand funds previously advanced as may be required to pay the expenses of administration.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 59A. Insurance Code § 59A-41-18. Conduct of delinquency proceedings against domestic insurers - last updated May 06, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-59a-insurance-code/nm-st-sect-59a-41-18/
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