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Wisconsin Statutes Insurance (Ch. 600 to 655) § 614.79. Rehabilitation and liquidation

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(1) Grounds for rehabilitation or liquidation. In addition to the grounds for rehabilitation under s. 645.31 and the grounds for liquidation under s. 645.41, any of the following is grounds for rehabilitation under s. 645.31 or liquidation under s. 645.41:

(a) Failure by a domestic fraternal to comply with an order of the commissioner under s. 614.78.

(b) Failure by a domestic fraternal to remedy within the time specified by the commissioner a hazardous condition as determined by the commissioner under s. 614.78.

(2) Criteria for rehabilitation. For purposes of a proceeding commenced under this section, rehabilitation under s. 645.31 is presumed to be futile and to serve no useful purpose, unless the commissioner reasonably believes that rehabilitation has a high probability of returning the fraternal to long-term viability or will facilitate a transfer to another fraternal or insurer.

(3) Assessments under liquidation. Notwithstanding ss. 614.19(3) and 645.68, after a petition for liquidation of a fraternal is filed, the fraternal may not assess payment of shares of a deficiency under s. 614.19. (3)(b)  1, unless the commissioner determines that the assessment is for the purpose of satisfying the obligations of the fraternal to creditors described in s. 645.68(1) and (3). The fraternal may not make an assessment for the purpose of any deficiency related to other claims including those described in s. 645.68(3c), (3m), (3r), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), or (11).

(4) Conduct of liquidation proceedings. Liquidation proceedings under this section for a fraternal shall be conducted consistent with the purposes of s. 645.01(4)(c) in a manner designed to conserve assets, limit liquidation expenses, and avoid any assessment of shares of a deficiency.

(5) Transfer by liquidator. The liquidator of a fraternal under this section shall attempt to transfer policies or certificates of the liquidating fraternal under s. 645.46(8) by way of assignment, assumption, or other means to a qualified fraternal, either domestic or foreign, or, if no qualified fraternal will accept the transfer, to an insurer authorized to transact life insurance business in this state. In determining whether a fraternal or insurer is qualified to accept a transfer under this subsection, the liquidator shall consider the solvency of the fraternal or other insurer among other things. No fraternal shall be obligated to accept a transfer under this subsection. Upon the effective date of a transfer under this subsection to an insurer that is not a fraternal and in consideration for the transfer, each member of the fraternal and owner of a policy or certificate being transferred is considered to agree that any terms of the insurance policy or certificate that provide for the maintenance of the fraternal's solvency or that subject the policy or certificate to the policies of the fraternal shall be null and void and to agree to any other changes to terms of the policy or certificate that are determined by the liquidator to be necessary to effectuate the transfer. The insurer accepting transfer shall endorse the policy or certificate accordingly. Any transfer under this subsection is a novation of the policy or certificate that is effective on the date of transfer.

1  So in original.

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