Suspension, limitation or revocation of certificate of authority: Grounds
1.Except as otherwise provided in NRS 616B.472, the Commissioner may refuse to continue or may suspend, limit or revoke an insurer’s certificate of authority if the Commissioner finds after a hearing thereon, or upon waiver of hearing by the insurer, that the insurer has:
(a)Violated or failed to comply with any lawful order of the Commissioner;
(b)Conducted business in an unsuitable manner;
(c)Willfully violated or willfully failed to comply with any lawful regulation of the Commissioner; or
(d)Violated any provision of this Code other than one for violation of which suspension or revocation is mandatory.
2.Except as otherwise provided in chapter 696B of NRS, the Commissioner shall suspend or revoke an insurer’s certificate of authority on any of the following grounds if the Commissioner finds after a hearing thereon that the insurer:
(a)Is in unsound condition, is being fraudulently conducted, or is in such a condition or is using such methods and practices in the conduct of its business as to render its further transaction of insurance in this State currently or prospectively hazardous or injurious to policyholders or to the public.
(b)With such frequency as to indicate its general business practice in this State:
(1)Has without just cause failed to pay, or delayed payment of, claims arising under its policies, whether the claims are in favor of an insured or in favor of a third person with respect to the liability of an insured to the third person; or
(2)Without just cause compels insureds or claimants to accept less than the amount due them or to employ attorneys or to bring suit against the insurer or such an insured to secure full payment or settlement of such claims.
(c)Refuses to be examined, or its directors, officers, employees or representatives refuse to submit to examination relative to its affairs, or to produce its books, papers, records, contracts, correspondence or other documents for examination by the Commissioner when required, or refuse to perform any legal obligation relative to the examination.
(d)Except as otherwise provided in NRS 681A.110, has reinsured all its risks in their entirety in another insurer.
(e)Has failed to pay any final judgment rendered against it in this State upon any policy, bond, recognizance or undertaking as issued or guaranteed by it, within 30 days after the judgment became final or within 30 days after dismissal of an appeal before final determination, whichever date is the later.
3.The Commissioner may, without advance notice or a hearing thereon, immediately suspend the certificate of authority of any insurer as to which proceedings for receivership, conservatorship, rehabilitation or other delinquency proceedings have been commenced in any state by the public officer who supervises insurance for that state.
4.No proceeding to suspend, limit or revoke a certificate of authority pursuant to this section may be maintained unless it is commenced by the giving of notice to the insurer within 5 years after the occurrence of the charged act or omission. This limitation does not apply if the Commissioner finds fraudulent or willful evasion of taxes.
Section 680A.200 — Suspension, limitation or revocation of certificate of authority: Grounds; notice.,