a. "Impairment or insolvency" means the capital of a stock insurer or the surplus of a mutual insurer, shall be deemed to be impaired and the insurer shall be deemed to be insolvent, when such insurer is not possessed of assets at least equal to all liabilities and required reserves together with its total issued and outstanding capital stock of a stock insurer, or the minimum surplus if a mutual insurer required by this title to be maintained for the kind or kinds of insurance it is then authorized to transact.
b. "Insurer" shall include a person subject to the insurance supervisory authority of, or to liquidation, rehabilitation, reorganization or conservation by, the commissioner or the equivalent insurance supervisory official of another state; also all persons purporting to be engaged as insurer in this State, and persons in process of organization to become insurers, pursuant to the provisions of Title 17 of the Revised Statutes.
c. "Delinquency proceeding" means any proceeding commenced against an insurer pursuant to this act for the purpose of liquidating, rehabilitating, reorganizing or conserving such insurer.
d. "Domiciliary state" means the state in which an insurer has its domicile, or in the case of an alien insurer the State in which such insurer, having become authorized to do business in such state, has at the commencement of delinquency proceedings, the largest amount of its assets held in trust and assets held on deposit for the benefit of its policyholders or policyholders and creditors in the United States, and any such insurer is deemed to be domiciled in such state.
e. "Ancillary state" means any state other than a domiciliary state.
f. "Reciprocal state" means any state other than this State in which in substance and effect the provisions of the Uniform Insurers Liquidation Act, as defined in section 23 of this act are in force, including the provisions requiring that the commissioner or equivalent insurance supervisory official be the receiver of a delinquent insurer.
g. "General assets" means all property, real, personal or otherwise, not specifically mortgaged, pledged, deposited or otherwise encumbered for the security or benefit of specified persons or a limited class or classes of persons, and as to such specifically encumbered property the term includes all such property or its proceeds in excess of the amount necessary to discharge the sum or sums secured thereby. Assets held in trust and assets held on deposit for the security or benefit of all policyholders or all policyholders and creditors in the United States shall be deemed general assets.
h. "Preferred claim" means any claim with respect to which the law of the State or of the United States accords priority of payment from the general assets of the insurer.
i. "Special deposit claim" means any claim secured by a deposit made pursuant to statute for the security or benefit of a limited class or classes of persons, but not including any general assets.
j. "Secured claim" means any claim secured by mortgage, trust, deed, pledge, deposit as security, escrow or otherwise, but not including special deposit claim or claims against general assets. The term also includes claims which more than 4 months prior to the commencement of delinquency proceedings in the state of the insurer's domicile have become liens upon specific assets by reason of judicial process.
k. "Receiver" means receiver, liquidator, rehabilitator or conservator as the context may require.
L.1975, c. 113, s. 1, eff. June 3, 1975.
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