Montana Code Annotated 2017



Part 2. Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations

Examination By Commissioner -- Cost

33-10-218. Examination by commissioner -- cost. (1) The commissioner may conduct the examination requested by the board pursuant to 33-10-217(4). The examination may be conducted as a national association of insurance commissioners examination or may be conducted by persons whom the commissioner designates. The cost of the examination must be paid by the association, and the examination report must be treated as are other examination reports.

(2) The examination report may not be released to the board of directors of the association prior to its release to the public, but this may not excuse the commissioner from the obligation to comply with subsection (4). The commissioner shall notify the board of directors when the examination is completed.

(3) The request for an examination must be kept on file by the commissioner, but it may not be open to public inspection prior to the release of the examination report to the public and must be released at that time only if the examination discloses that the examined insurer is unable or potentially unable to meet its contractual obligations.

(4) The commissioner shall report to the board of directors when the commissioner has reasonable cause to believe that any member insurer examined at the request of the board of directors may be unable or potentially unable to fulfill its contractual obligations.

History: En. 40-5812 by Sec. 12, Ch. 245, L. 1974; R.C.M. 1947, 40-5812(part); amd. Sec. 61, Ch. 596, L. 1993.