Sec. 38a-1017. Deficiencies. Insolvency. Liquidation and assessment. (a) If the assets of a group are at any time insufficient to enable the group to discharge its legal liabilities and other obligations and to maintain the reserves required of it under the provisions of subsection (e) of section 31-288 and sections 31-289b, 31-316, 31-345 and 38a-1000 to 38a-1023, inclusive, after consideration of present value of investment interest and income, it shall make up the deficiency or levy an assessment upon its members for the amount needed to make up the deficiency.
(b) In the event of a deficiency as determined in subsection (a) of this section, in any fund year, the deficiency shall be made up from: (1) Surplus from a fund year other than the current fund year; (2) administrative funds; (3) assessment of the membership, if ordered by the group; or (4) such alternate method as the commissioner may approve or direct. The commissioner shall be notified prior to any transfer of surplus funds from one fund year to another.
(c) If the group fails to assess its members or to otherwise make up such deficit within thirty days, the commissioner shall order it to do so.
(d) If the group fails to make the required assessment of its members within thirty days after the commissioner so orders, or if the deficiency is not fully made up within sixty days after the date on which the assessment is made, or within such longer period of time as may be specified by the commissioner, the group shall be deemed to be insolvent.
(e) The commissioner shall proceed against an insolvent group in the same manner as the commissioner would proceed against an insolvent domestic insurer in this state as prescribed in sections 38a-903 to 38a-961, inclusive. The commissioner shall have the same powers and limitations in such proceedings as are provided under the provisions of said sections 38a-903 to 38a-961, inclusive, except as provided in subsection (e) of section 31-288 and sections 31-289b, 31-316, 31-345 and 38a-1000 to 38a-1023, inclusive.
(f) In the event of the liquidation of a group, the commissioner shall levy an assessment upon its members for such an amount as the commissioner determines to be necessary to discharge all liabilities of the group, including the reasonable cost of liquidation.
(P.A. 96-267, S. 18.)