2014 Florida Statutes
Use of certain marshaled assets.
Use of certain marshaled assets.
631.397 Use of certain marshaled assets.—
(1) Within 120 days of a final determination of insolvency of an insurer by a court of competent jurisdiction of this state, the department, as receiver, shall apply to the court for approval of a proposal to disburse assets out of such insurer’s marshaled assets, as such assets become available, to each association entitled thereto or, if there are no assets available for such disbursement, then for approval of such proposal as the receiver deems appropriate. For the purposes of this section, the term “association” includes the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association, Incorporated, the Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association, and any entity or person performing a function in another state similar to that performed in this state by the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association, Incorporated, or the Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association, provided the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association, Incorporated, or the Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association, is entitled to like payment under the laws of the association’s state of domicile in respect to insolvent companies doing business in that state.
(2) Such proposal shall at least include provisions for:
(a) Reserving amounts for the payment of expenses of administration, the payment of claims of secured creditors to the extent of the value of the security held, and the payment of claims falling within the priorities established in this part.
(b) Disbursement of the other assets marshaled to date and subsequent disbursements of assets as they become available.
(c) Equitable allocation of disbursements to each association entitled thereto.
(d) The securing by the receiver, from each association entitled to disbursements pursuant to this section, of an agreement to return to the receiver such assets previously disbursed as may be required to pay claims of secured creditors and claims falling within the priorities established in this part, in accordance with such priorities; however, no bond shall be required of any such association.
(e) A full report to be made by each association to the receiver, which report shall account for all assets so disbursed to the association, all disbursements made therefrom, any interest earned by the association on such assets, and any other matter as the court may direct.
(3) The department’s proposal shall provide for disbursements to each association in amounts at least equal to the claim payments made, and estimated to be made, by such association for which such association could assert a claim against the receiver, and shall provide that if the assets available for disbursement from time to time do not equal or exceed the amount of such claim payments made, or to be made, by each such association, then disbursements shall be in the amount of available assets.
(4) Notice of such application shall be given by the department to the associations in, and to the commissioners of insurance of, each of the states to which disbursement may be made. Such notice shall be made by certified mail, first-class postage prepaid, at least 15 days prior to submission of such application to the court. Such notice shall be deemed to have been made when deposited in the mail.
(5) Action on the application may be taken by the court if notice has been given pursuant to subsection (4) and the department’s proposal complies with subsection (2).
History.—s. 1, ch. 77-100; s. 241, ch. 79-400; s. 809(1st), ch. 82-243; ss. 187, 188, ch. 91-108; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 15, ch. 97-262.