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  375.537.  Impaired insurer, defined — duty to notify director — penalties for failure to notify. — 1.  As used in this section, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Chief executive officer", the person, irrespective of his title, designated by the board of directors or trustees of an insurer as the person charged with the responsibility of administering and implementing the insurer's policies and procedures;

  (2)  "Director", the director of the department of commerce and insurance;

  (3)  "Impaired", a financial situation in which the assets of an insurer are less than the sum of the insurer's minimum required capital, minimum required surplus and all liabilities as determined in accordance with the requirements for the preparation and filing of the annual statement of an insurer;

  (4)  "Insurer", any insurance company or other insurer licensed to do business in this state.

  2.  Whenever an insurer is impaired, its chief executive officer shall immediately notify the director in writing of such impairment and shall also immediately notify in writing all of the board of directors or trustees of the insurer.

  3.  Any officer, director or trustee of an insurer shall notify the person serving as chief executive officer of the impairment of such insurer in the event such officer, director or trustee knows or has reason to know that the insurer is impaired.

  4.  Any person who knowingly or recklessly violates subsection 2 or 3 of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than fifty thousand dollars or be imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.  Any person who knowingly does any of the following shall be guilty of a class E felony:

  (1)  Conceals any property belonging to an insurer;

  (2)  Transfers or conceals in contemplation of a state insolvency proceeding his own property or property belonging to an insurer;

  (3)  Conceals, destroys, mutilates, alters or makes a false entry in any document which affects or relates to the property of an insurer or withholds any such document from a receiver, trustee or other officer of a court entitled to its possession;

  (4)  Gives, obtains or receives a thing of value for acting or forbearing to act in any court proceedings; and any such act or acts results in or contributes to an insurer's becoming impaired or insolvent.

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(L. 1991 H.B. 385, et al. § 23, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

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