Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 1. General Provisions

Reports -- Fee

33-7-118. Reports -- fee. Reports must be filed in accordance with the provisions of this section.

(1) On or before March 1 of each year, unless for cause shown the time has been extended by the commissioner of insurance, a society that transacts business in this state shall file with the commissioner of insurance a statement of its financial condition, transactions, and affairs for the preceding calendar year and pay a filing fee of $25. The statement must be in the general form and context approved by the national association of insurance commissioners for fraternal benefit societies and as supplemented by additional information required by the commissioner.

(2) As part of the annual statement, each society shall, on or before March 1, file with the commissioner a valuation of its certificates in force on the preceding December 31. The commissioner may, for cause shown, extend for not more than 2 calendar months the time for filing the valuation. The valuation must be done in accordance with the standards specified in 33-7-411. The valuation and underlying data must be certified by a qualified actuary or, at the expense of the society, verified by the actuary of the department of insurance of the state of domicile of the society.

(3) A society that fails to file the annual statement in the form and within the time provided by this section shall forfeit $100 for each day during which the failure continues, and, upon notice by the commissioner to that effect, its authority to do business in this state ceases while the default continues.

History: En. Sec. 26, Ch. 586, L. 1991.