Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 5. Assets and Liabilities -- Reserves

Assets Allowed

33-2-501. Assets allowed. In any determination of the financial condition of an insurer, there must be allowed as assets only assets that are owned by the insurer and that consist of:

(1) cash in the possession of the insurer or in transit under its control and including the true balance of any deposit in a solvent bank or trust company;

(2) investments, securities, properties, and loans acquired or held in accordance with this code and in connection therewith the following items:

(a) interest due or accrued on any bond or evidence of indebtedness which is not in default and which is not valued on a basis including accrued interest;

(b) declared and unpaid dividends on stock and shares unless the amount has otherwise been allowed as an asset;

(c) interest due or accrued upon a collateral loan in an amount not to exceed 1 year's interest on the loan;

(d) interest due or accrued on deposits in solvent banks and trust companies and interest due or accrued on other assets, if the interest is in the judgment of the commissioner a collectible asset;

(e) interest due or accrued on a mortgage loan in an amount not exceeding in any event the amount, if any, of the excess of the value of the property less delinquent taxes on the property over the unpaid principal. Interest accrued for a period in excess of 18 months may not be allowed as an asset.

(f) rent due or accrued on real property if the rent is not in arrears for more than 3 months and rent more than 3 months in arrears if the payment of the rent is adequately secured by property held in the name of the tenant and conveyed to the insurer as collateral;

(g) the unaccrued portion of taxes paid prior to the due date on real property;

(3) premium notes, policy loans, and other policy assets and liens on policies and certificates of life insurance and annuity contracts and accrued interest, in an amount not exceeding the legal reserve and other policy liabilities carried on each individual policy;

(4) the net amount of uncollected and deferred premiums and annuity considerations in the case of a life insurer;

(5) premiums in the course of collection, other than for life insurance, not more than 3 months past due, less commissions payable on the premiums. The limitation in this subsection does not apply to premiums payable directly or indirectly by the United States government or by any of its instrumentalities.

(6) installment premiums other than life insurance premiums to the extent of the unearned premium reserve carried on the policy to which premiums apply;

(7) notes and like written obligations not past due, taken for premiums other than life insurance premiums, on policies permitted to be issued on that basis, to the extent of the unearned premium reserves carried on the policies;

(8) the full amount of reinsurance recoverable by a ceding insurer from a solvent reinsurer and which reinsurance is authorized under chapter 2, part 12;

(9) amounts receivable by an assuming insurer representing funds withheld by a solvent ceding insurer under a reinsurance treaty;

(10) deposits or equities recoverable from underwriting associations, syndicates, and reinsurance funds or from any suspended banking institution, to the extent considered by the commissioner available for the payment of losses and claims and at values to be determined by the commissioner;

(11) electronic data processing equipment if the cost of the equipment is amortized in full over a period of not to exceed 8 calendar years. However, the amount of the asset allowed may not exceed 1% of the total of the other allowable assets of the insurer.

(12) all assets, whether or not consistent with the provisions of this section, as may be allowed pursuant to the annual statement form approved by the commissioner for the kinds of insurance to be reported upon in the annual statement;

(13) other assets, not inconsistent with the provisions of this section, considered by the commissioner to be available for the payment of losses and claims, at values to be determined by the commissioner.

History: En. Sec. 82, Ch. 286, L. 1959; R.C.M. 1947, 40-3001; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 570, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 40, Ch. 596, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 12, Ch. 379, L. 1995.