CHAPTER 27-14.3
Insurers' Rehabilitation and Liquidation Act

SECTION 27-14.3-39

§ 27-14.3-39. Filing of claims.

(a) Proof of all claims shall be filed with the liquidator in the form required by § 27-14.3-40 on or before the last day for filing specified in the notice required under § 27-14.3-26, except that proof of claims for cash surrender values or other investment values in life insurance and annuities need not be filed unless the liquidator expressly so requires this. Provided, however, only upon the application of the liquidator, the court may allow alternative procedures and requirements for the filing of proofs of claim or for allowing or proving claims. Upon application, if the court dispenses with the requirements of filing a proof of claim by a person, class, or group of persons, a proof of claim for such persons shall be deemed as having been filed for all purposes, including the application of guaranty association or foreign guaranty association laws.

(b) The liquidator may permit a claimant making a late filing to share in distributions, whether past or future, as if the claimant were not late, to the extent that the payment will not prejudice the orderly administration of the liquidation, under the following circumstances:

(1) The existence of the claim was not known to the claimant and that the claimant filed the claim as promptly thereafter as reasonably possible after learning of it;

(2) A transfer to a creditor was avoided under §§ 27-14.3-30 – 27-14.3-32, or was voluntarily surrendered under § 27-14.3-33, and that the filing satisfies the conditions of § 27-14.3-33; and

(3) The valuation under § 27-14.3-45 of security held by a secured creditor shows a deficiency, which is filed within thirty (30) days after the valuation.

(c) The liquidator may consider any claim filed late which is not covered by subsection (b) and permit it to receive distributions which are subsequently declared on any claims of the same or lower priority if the payment does not prejudice the orderly administration of the liquidation. The late filing claimant shall receive, at each distribution, the same percentage of the amount allowed on the claim as is then being paid to claimants of any lower priority. This shall continue until the claim has been paid in full.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1993, ch. 248, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 396, § 1.)