§ 27-74-6. Surety bond or deposit requirements.
(a) Each registered discount medical plan organization shall maintain in force a surety bond in its own name in an amount not less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to be used in the discretion of the commissioner to protect the financial interest of members, including, but not limited to, making refunds of fees and costs to consumers if the registered discount medical plan organization's registration is revoked. The bond shall be issued by an insurance company licensed to do business in this state.
(b) In lieu of the bond specified in this section, a registered discount medical plan organization may deposit and maintain deposited with the commissioner, or at the discretion of the commissioner, with any organization or trustee acceptable to the commissioner through which a custodial or controlled account is utilized, cash, securities or any combination of these or other measures that are acceptable to the commissioner with at all times have a market value of not less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000).
(c) All income from a deposit made under section shall be an asset of the discount medical plan organization.
(d) Except for the commissioner, the assets or securities held in this state as a deposit under this section shall not be subject to levy by a judgment creditor or other claimant of the discount medical plan organization.
(P.L. 2010, ch. 156, § 1; P.L. 2010, ch. 158, § 1.)