N.J.S.A 17:46C-7. Transaction of business of legal insurance along with any other business; segregated accounts

17:46C-7. Transaction of business of legal insurance along with any other business; segregated accounts

Except for employee welfare benefit plans regulated by the “Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974” (P.L. 93-406, 29 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.), a person who obtains a certificate of authority under this act and who transacts the business of legal insurance along with any other business shall transact legal insurance wholly within a segregated account in accordance with the following requirements:

a. The segregated account shall satisfy the financial requirements for issuance of a certificate of authority;

b. Except under subsections f. and g. of this section the income and assets attributable to a segregated account shall always remain identifiable with the account but, unless the commissioner so orders, the assets need not be kept physically separate from other assets of said person. The income, gains and losses, whether or not realized, from assets attributable to a segregated account shall be credited to or charged against the account without regard to other income, gains or losses of said person;

C. Except under subsection d. of this section, the assets attributable to a segregated account shall not be chargeable with any liabilities arising out of any other business of the person, nor shall any assets not attributable to the account be chargeable with any liabilities arising out of the segregated account;

d. The segregated account shall be deemed an insurer within the meaning of P.L.1975, C. 113 (C. 17:30C-1 et seq.). Claims remaining unpaid after completion of the liquidation under P.L.1975, C. 113 (C. 17:30C-1 et seq.) shall be liens against the interests of shareholders, if any, in all of said person’s assets that are not liquidated;

e. Assets allocated to segregated accounts shall be the property of said person, which person shall not be nor hold himself out to be a trustee of the assets;

f. Said person may allocate a portion or part of a particular asset to the segregated account;

g. Said person may by an identifiable act transfer assets to or from the segregated account if:

(1) The terms are fair and reasonable; and

(2) The books, accounts and records of each party having an interest in the account are so maintained as to clearly and accurately disclose the precise nature and details of the transaction.

L.1981, C. 160, S.7.

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