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A. This section shall apply as to any foreign insurer authorized to transact insurance in this state, which as shown by its most recent annual statement filed with the superintendent has thirty-five percent or more of its insurance in force issued on New Mexico risks or that thirty-five percent or more of its required reserves are applicable to New Mexico risks.
B. If during an examination of the insurer by the superintendent or by any other state the superintendent cannot pending completion of the examination determine with certainty that the insurer is financially sound, and in the superintendent's opinion additional protection for New Mexico policyholders should be required, the superintendent may require the insurer to deposit with the state treasurer assets of kinds eligible for investment of funds of a like domestic insurer and in amount equal to the total required reserves of the insurer applicable to its New Mexico risks.
C. If the insurer fails to make the deposit within thirty (30) days after such demand to do so, the superintendent may record in the office of the county clerk of any county in this state in which assets of the insurer may be located a notice to the effect that all assets of the insurer located in such county are impounded by the superintendent, and thereafter all transactions involving such assets, including release of mortgages and transfers of title to real estate, shall be invalid unless approved and consented to in writing on the face of the instrument by the superintendent. The superintendent may thereafter, as a condition precedent to approval of a transaction, require the entire proceeds of the transaction to be deposited with the state treasurer for the further protection of the insurer's policyholders in this state.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 59A. Insurance Code § 59A-41-27. Deposit of foreign insurer during examination; impoundment of assets - last updated May 06, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-59a-insurance-code/nm-st-sect-59a-41-27/
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