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  376.734.  Additional powers of association. — 1.  In addition to any other rights and powers under sections 376.715 to 376.758, the association may:

  (1)  Enter into such contracts as are necessary or proper to carry out the provisions and purposes of sections 376.715 to 376.758;

  (2)  Sue or be sued, including taking any legal actions necessary or proper for recovery of any unpaid assessments under subsections 1 and 2 of section 376.735 and to settle claims or potential claims against it;

  (3)  Borrow money to effect the purposes of sections 376.715 to 376.758.  Any notes or other evidence of indebtedness of the association not in default shall be legal investments for domestic member insurers and may be carried as admitted assets;

  (4)  Employ or retain such persons as are necessary to handle the financial transactions of the association, and to perform such other functions as become necessary or proper under sections 376.715 to 376.758;

  (5)  Take such legal action as may be necessary to avoid or recover payment of improper claims;

  (6)  Exercise, for the purposes of sections 376.715 to 376.758 and to the extent approved by the director, the powers of a domestic life insurer, health insurer, or health maintenance organization but in no case may the association issue policies or contracts other than those issued to perform its obligations under sections 376.715 to 376.758;

  (7)  Request information from a person seeking coverage from the association in order to aid the association in determining its obligations under sections 376.715 to 376.758 with respect to the person, and the person shall promptly comply with the request;

  (8)  Unless prohibited by law, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the policy or contract, file an actuarially justified rate or premium increase for any policy or contract for which it provides coverage under sections 376.715 to 376.758;

  (9)  Take other necessary or appropriate action to discharge its duties and obligations or to exercise its powers under sections 376.715 to 376.758; and

  (10)  With respect to covered policies for which the association becomes obligated after an entry of an order of liquidation or rehabilitation, elect to succeed to the rights of the insolvent insurer arising after the order of liquidation or rehabilitation under any contract of reinsurance to which the insolvent insurer was a party, to the extent that such contract provides coverage for losses occurring after the date of the order of liquidation or rehabilitation.  As a condition to making this election, the association shall pay all unpaid premiums due under the contract for coverage relating to periods before and after the date of the order of liquidation or rehabilitation.

  2.  The board of directors of the association may exercise reasonable business judgment to determine the means by which the association is to provide the benefits of sections 376.715 to 376.758 in an economical and efficient manner.

  3.  Where the association has arranged for or offered to provide the benefits of sections 376.715 to 376.758 to a covered person under a plan or arrangement that fulfills the association's obligations under sections 376.715 to 376.758, the person shall not be entitled to benefits from the association in addition to or other than those provided under the plan or arrangement.

  4.  The association may join an organization of one or more other state associations of similar purposes, to further the purposes and administer the powers and duties of the association.


(L. 1988 S.B. 430 § 14, A.L. 2010 S.B. 583, A.L. 2018 H.B. 1690)

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