RS 22:96     

§96.  Voluntary dissolution

A.  A domestic insurer may, after a two-thirds affirmative vote of its stockholders, policyholders or subscribers, voluntarily discontinue its business and dissolve its corporate existence by:  (1) consolidation or merger; (2) reinsuring its entire business under Subpart E of Part III of this Chapter, R.S. 22:651, et seq.; or (3) cancelling its policy obligations and refunding the pro rata unearned premiums thereon, except as to its life insurance contracts, which shall be reinsured pursuant to Subpart E of Part III of this Chapter.  After adequate provision has been made for the protection of its policyholders and creditors, such domestic insurer may petition the commissioner of insurance to distribute its remaining assets to its stockholders, policyholders, or subscribers as may be provided in a dissolution agreement.  No such plan of voluntary dissolution under this Section shall be effective until approved in writing by the commissioner of insurance.

B.  When the commissioner of insurance has determined that all the proper steps have been taken and that adequate provision has been made to protect the policyholders and creditors of the retiring insurer, he shall issue a formal certificate of dissolution to such insurer.

Acts 1958, No. 125; Redesignated from R.S. 22:764 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2009, No. 503, §1.