Montana Code Annotated 2017



Part 4. Finance

Assessment Of Stockholders Or Members

33-3-433. Assessment of stockholders or members. (1) Any insurer receiving the commissioner's notice mentioned in 33-3-432(1):

(a) if a stock insurer, by resolution of its board of directors and subject to any limitations upon assessment contained in its articles of incorporation, may assess its stockholders for amounts necessary to cure the deficiency and provide the insurer with a reasonable amount of surplus in addition. If a stockholder fails to pay a lawful assessment after notice given to the stockholder in person or by advertisement in a time and manner approved by the commissioner, the insurer may require the return of the original certificate of stock held by the stockholder and in cancellation and in lieu of the original certificate issue a new certificate for the number of shares that the stockholder may then be entitled to, upon the basis of the stockholder's proportionate interest in the amount of the insurer's capital stock as determined by the commissioner to be remaining at the time of determination of the amount of impairment under 33-3-432, after deducting from the proportionate interest the amount of the unpaid assessment. The insurer may pay for or reissue fractional shares under this subsection.

(b) if a mutual insurer, shall levy such an assessment upon members as is provided for under 33-3-412.

(2) Neither 33-3-432 nor this section may be considered to prohibit the insurer from curing any deficiency through any lawful means other than those referred to in 33-3-432 or this section.

History: En. Sec. 457, Ch. 286, L. 1959; R.C.M. 1947, 40-4740; amd. Sec. 1140, Ch. 56, L. 2009.