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New Mexico Statutes Chapter 59A. Insurance Code § 59A-41-47. Levy of assessment;  domestic mutual, reciprocal insurers

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A. Upon the basis of the report provided for in Section 738 of this article including any amendments thereof, the court, ex parte, may levy one or more assessments against all persons who, as shown by the record of the insurer, were members (if a mutual insurer) or subscribers (if a reciprocal insurer) at any time within one year prior to the date of issuance of the court's order under Section 725 of this article.

B. Such assessment shall cover the excess of the probable liabilities over the reasonable value of the assets, together with the estimated cost of collection and percentage of incollectibility thereof.  The total of all assessments against any member or subscriber with respect to any policy, whether levied pursuant to this article or pursuant to any other provisions of the laws of New Mexico, shall be for no greater amount than specified in the policy or policies of the member or subscriber and as limited under the laws of New Mexico;  except that if the court finds that the policy was issued at a rate of premium below the minimum rate lawfully permitted for the risk insured, the court may determine the upper limit of such assessment upon the basis of such minimum rate.

C. No assessment shall be levied against any member or subscriber with respect to any nonassessable policy issued in accordance with the Insurance Code.

D. Where the insurer has levied an assessment prior to the court's order under the proceeding in Section 725 of this article and the superintendent has ratified such assessment with the court's approval such ratification shall in no way be deemed an assessment as set out in Subsections A, B and C of this section.

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