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     33-2-1206. Bulk reinsurance -- foreign or alien insurers. (1) A foreign or alien insurer may reinsure all or substantially all of its insurance in force in Montana or a major class of insurance with an agreement of bulk reinsurance, but the agreement may not become effective unless filed with the commissioner and approved by the commissioner in writing. The commissioner may hold a hearing before approving or disapproving an agreement of bulk reinsurance. Factors to be considered on bulk reinsurance agreements include but are not limited to:
     (a) whether the agreement would be inequitable to Montana policyholders;
     (b) whether the agreement would substantially reduce security of Montana policyholders; and
     (c) whether the agreement would substantially reduce the service to be rendered to Montana policyholders.
     (2) The commissioner shall approve or disapprove the agreement within a reasonable time after filing the proposed agreement or, when applicable, after a hearing.
     (3) The commissioner may require a foreign or alien insurer to establish a trust account in this state, not to exceed the aggregate reserves of the policies contained in the bulk reinsurance agreement, prior to granting approval.

     History: En. 40-2911 by Sec. 1, Ch. 303, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 40-2911; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 518, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 1095, Ch. 56, L. 2009.

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