§431:4-421 Nonassessable policies. (a) If a reciprocal insurer has a surplus of assets over all liabilities at least equal to the minimum paid-up capital stock and surplus required of a domestic stock insurer authorized to transact like classes of insurance, upon application of the attorney and as approved by the subscribers' advisory committee, the commissioner shall issue the commissioner's certificate authorizing the insurer to extinguish the contingent liability of subscribers under its policies then in force in this State, and to omit provisions imposing contingent liability of subscribers under its policies then in force in this State, and to omit provisions imposing contingent liability in all policies delivered or issued for delivery in this State for so long as the surplus remains unimpaired.
(b) Upon impairment of the surplus, the commissioner shall forthwith revoke the certificate. No policy shall thereafter be issued or renewed without providing for the contingent assessment liability of subscribers.
(c) The commissioner shall not authorize a domestic reciprocal insurer to extinguish the contingent liability of any of its subscribers or in any of its policies to be issued, unless it qualifies to and does extinguish the liability of all its subscribers and in all such policies for all classes of insurance transacted by it. Except, if required by the laws of another state in which the insurer is transacting insurance as an authorized insurer, the insurer may issue policies providing for the contingent liability of such of its subscribers as may acquire such policies in the state, and need not extinguish the contingent liability applicable to policies theretofore in force in the state. [L 1987, c 347, pt of §2]