Alaska Statutes Sec. 21.22.170 - Civil Penalties for Violations

(a) An insurer failing, without just cause, to file a registration statement required under this chapter shall be required, after notice and hearing under AS 21.06.170 - 21.06.240, to pay a $200 fine for each day the insurer fails to file the registration. The maximum penalty under this subsection is $50,000. The director may reduce the penalty if the insurer demonstrates to the director that the imposition of the penalty would be a financial hardship to the insurer.

(b) A director or officer of an insurance holding company system who knowingly violates, participates in, assents to, or knowingly permits an officer or agent of an insurer to engage in transactions or make investments that have not been properly reported or submitted under AS 21.22.060 , 21.22.085, or 21.22.100, or that violate this chapter, shall pay, in the director's or officer's individual capacity, a fine of not more than $50,000 for each violation, after notice and hearing under AS 21.06.170 - 21.06.240. In determining the amount of the fine, the director shall take into account the appropriateness of the fine with respect to the gravity of the violation, the history of previous violations, and other matters as justice may require.

(c) If the director has reason to believe that an insurer subject to this chapter, or a director, officer, employee, or agent of the insurer, has engaged in a transaction or entered into a contract that is subject to AS 21.22.080 - 21.22.105, and that would not have been approved had the approval been requested, the director may order the insurer to cease and desist immediately any further activity under that transaction or contract. After notice and hearing under AS 21.06.170 - 21.06.240, the director may also order the insurer to void any contracts and restore the status quo if the action is in the best interest of the policyholders, creditors, or the public.

(d) If the director has reason to believe that a person has committed a violation of AS 21.22.010 or 21.22.020 that prevents the full understanding of the enterprise risk to an insurer by its affiliates or by the insurance holding company system, the violation may serve as an independent basis for disapproving dividends or distributions and for placing the insurer under an order of rehabilitation in accordance with AS 21.78.090 .

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