33-7-121. Suspension, revocation, or refusal of license of foreign or alien society. (1) The commissioner of insurance shall notify a foreign or alien society of a deficiency or deficiencies and state in writing the reasons for the commissioner's dissatisfaction whenever the commissioner, upon investigation, finds that the society transacting or applying to transact business in this state:
(a) has exceeded its powers;
(b) has failed to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter;
(c) is not fulfilling its contracts in good faith; or
(d) is conducting its business fraudulently or in a manner hazardous to its members, creditors, or the public.
(2) Whenever a deficiency or deficiencies are found, the commissioner shall issue to the society a written notice that requires the deficiency or deficiencies to be corrected. The society shall within 30 days comply with the commissioner's request for correction. If the society fails to comply, the commissioner shall notify the society of the noncompliance and require the society to show cause by a stated date why its authority to do business in this state should not be suspended, revoked, or refused.
(3) If the society does not present sufficient reason why its authority to do business in this state should not be suspended, revoked, or refused, the commissioner may:
(a) suspend or refuse the authority of the society to do business in this state until satisfactory evidence is furnished to the commissioner that the suspension or refusal should be withdrawn; or
(b) revoke the authority of the society to do business in this state.
(4) This section may not be construed as preventing any society from continuing in good faith all contracts made in this state during the time the society was legally authorized to transact business in this state.
History: En. Sec. 31, Ch. 586, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 1170, Ch. 56, L. 2009.