Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 6. Deposits

Securities Eligible For Deposit

33-2-603. Securities eligible for deposit. (1) All deposits required under 33-2-111 for authority to transact insurance in this state must consist of certificates of deposit or the following securities:

(a) United States or Canadian government bonds, notes, warrants, or other evidences of indebtedness that are direct obligations of the United States or of Canada or for which the full faith and credit of the United States or of Canada is pledged for the payment of principal and interest;

(b) state, county, municipal, and school bonds or other evidences of indebtedness that are general obligations of or are secured by a pledge of specific revenue of a state or of a province of Canada or of any of the counties, incorporated cities or towns, school districts, or other taxing districts in a state or province; and

(c) revenue bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness of any state or province, political subdivision of a state or province or agency or instrumentality of a state or province that are payable from revenue or earnings specifically pledged for the payment of the principal and interest on the obligations and for the payment of which a lawful sinking fund or reserve fund has been established and is being maintained.

(2) All other deposits of a domestic insurer held in this state pursuant to the laws of another state, province, or country must be comprised of assets of the kinds described in subsection (1) and of additional kind or kinds of securities required or permitted by the laws of the state, province, or country except common stocks, mortgages of any kind, and real estate.

(3) Deposits of the reserves of a domestic life insurer must consist of securities and assets as provided under 33-2-416.

(4) Deposits of foreign insurers made in this state under the retaliatory law, 33-2-709, must consist of assets that are required by the commissioner pursuant to 33-2-709.

History: En. Sec. 134, Ch. 286, L. 1959; R.C.M. 1947, 40-3203; amd. Sec. 42, Ch. 304, L. 1999.