80-2-244. Payment of losses. (1) The department shall, as soon as practicable after the loss has been sustained, arrange for the payment of the loss in the following manner. From the amount of the loss as adjusted for each claimant, the department shall deduct the amount that the claimant then owes as a delinquent hail insurance fee and the maximum amount assessed as a hail insurance fee for the current year.
(2) The department shall on or before November 1 order payment for the balance of the adjustment to be sent to the claimant, provided that the payment for loss may not exceed the maximum amounts established in 80-2-208. A claimant may not receive payment for any loss incurred if the loss does not equal or exceed 5% of the total value of the crop insured. If the losses in any year exceed the current fees plus the reserve, then the payment of all losses must be prorated among all growers having loss claims adjusted and approved, and the unpaid balance of the losses must be paid out of the reserve without interest in the order that the department directs when, in the judgment of the department, there is sufficient money to provide for the payment of the claims and other items payable out of the reserve.