Montana Code Annotated 2019



Part 2. Life and Health Insurers

Equity Interests

33-12-205. Equity interests. (1) Subject to the limitations of 33-12-202, an insurer may acquire equity interests in business entities organized under the laws of any domestic jurisdiction.

(2) An insurer may not acquire an investment under this section if, as a result of and after giving effect to the investment, the aggregate amount of investments then held by the insurer under this section would exceed 20% of its admitted assets or the amount of equity interests then held by the insurer that are not listed on a qualified exchange would exceed 5% of its admitted assets. An accident and health insurer is subject to this section but is subject to the same aggregate limitation on equity interests as a property and casualty insurer under 33-12-305 and is also subject to the provisions of 33-12-312.

(3) An insurer may not acquire under the provisions of this section any investments that the insurer may acquire under 33-12-207.

(4) An insurer may not short sell equity investments unless the insurer covers the short sale by owning the equity investment or an unrestricted right to the equity instrument exercisable within 6 months of the short sale.

History: En. Sec. 17, Ch. 304, L. 1999.