Montana Code Annotated 2017



Part 2. Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations

Plan Of Operation -- Delegation Of Powers Provision

33-10-216. Plan of operation -- delegation of powers provision. (1) (a) The association shall submit to the commissioner a plan of operation and any amendments to the plan that are necessary or suitable to ensure the fair, reasonable, and equitable administration of the association. The plan of operation and any amendments to the plan become effective upon the commissioner's written approval or 60 days after receipt by the commissioner's office if the commissioner does not disapprove the submitted plan of operation and any amendments within those 60 days.

(b) If the association fails to submit suitable amendments to the plan, the commissioner shall, after notice and hearing, adopt and promulgate reasonable rules necessary or advisable to effectuate the provisions of this part. The rules remain in force until modified by the commissioner or superseded by a plan submitted by the association and approved by the commissioner.

(2) All member insurers shall comply with the plan of operation.

(3) The plan of operation must, in addition to requirements enumerated elsewhere in this part:

(a) establish procedures for handling the assets of the association;

(b) establish the amount and method of reimbursing members of the board of directors under 33-10-204;

(c) establish regular places and times for meetings of the board of directors;

(d) establish procedures for keeping records of all financial transactions of the association, its agents, and the board of directors;

(e) establish procedures to select the board of directors and submit notice of the selections to the commissioner;

(f) establish any additional procedures for assessments under 33-10-227;

(g) contain additional provisions necessary or proper for the execution of the powers and duties of the association.

(4) The plan of operation may provide that any or all powers and duties of the association, except those under 33-10-205(9)(c) and 33-10-227, may be delegated to a corporation, association, or other organization that performs or will perform functions similar to those of this association or its equivalent in two or more states. A corporation, association, or organization to which these powers and duties are delegated must be reimbursed for any payments made on behalf of the association and must be paid for performing any function of the association. A delegation of authority under this subsection may take effect only with the approval of both the board of directors and the commissioner and may be made only to a corporation, association, or organization that extends protection not substantially less favorable or less effective than that provided by this part.

History: En. 40-5810 by Sec. 10, Ch. 245, L. 1974; R.C.M. 1947, 40-5810; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 713, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 27, L. 2011.