Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 1. Casualty and Property Insurance Guaranty Associations

Plan Of Operation -- Delegation To Other Organization

33-10-106. Plan of operation -- delegation to other organization. (1) (a) The association shall submit to the commissioner a plan of operation and any amendments to the plan of operation that are necessary or suitable to ensure the fair, reasonable, and equitable administration of the association. The plan of operation and any amendments to the plan become effective upon approval in writing by the commissioner.

(b) If at any time the association fails to submit suitable amendments to the plan, the commissioner shall, after notice and hearing, adopt and promulgate reasonable rules that are necessary or advisable to effectuate the provisions of this part. The rules continue in force until modified by the commissioner or superseded by a plan submitted by the association and approved by the commissioner.

(2) All member insurers shall comply with the plan of operation.

(3) The plan of operation must:

(a) establish the procedures under which all the powers and duties of the association under 33-10-105 and 33-10-116 will be performed;

(b) establish procedures for handling assets of the association;

(c) establish the amount and method of reimbursing members of the board of directors under 33-10-104;

(d) establish procedures by which claims may be filed with the association and establish acceptable forms of proof of covered claims;

(e) establish regular places and times for meetings of the board of directors;

(f) establish procedures for records to be kept of all financial transactions of the association, its insurance producers, and the board of directors;

(g) provide that any member insurer aggrieved by any final action or decision of the association may appeal to the commissioner within 30 days after the action or decision;

(h) establish the procedures under which selections for the board of directors will be submitted to the commissioner;

(i) contain additional provisions necessary or proper for the execution of the powers and duties of the association.

(4) The plan of operation may provide that any or all powers and duties of the association, except those under 33-10-105(3)(b) and 33-10-116, are delegated to a corporation, association, or other organization that performs or will perform functions similar to those of the association or its equivalent in two or more states. A corporation, association, or organization must be reimbursed as a servicing facility would be reimbursed and must be paid for its performance of any other functions of the association. A delegation under this subsection takes effect only with the approval of both the board of directors and the commissioner and may be made only to a corporation, association, or organization that extends protection not substantially less favorable and effective than that provided by this part.

History: En. Sec. 9, Ch. 63, L. 1971; R.C.M. 1947, 40-5709(part); amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 713, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 35, Ch. 44, L. 2007.