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Demutualization and other new opportunities for insurance companies

Demutualization and other new opportunities for insurance companies

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Published by Law & Business, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in New York, Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Insurance law -- United States.,
    • Stock companies -- United States.,
    • Stocks -- Law and legislation -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographies.

      Statementco-chairmen, Joseph Diamond, Gerry H. Goldsholle.
      ContributionsDiamond, Joseph., Goldsholle, Gerry H., Law & Business, inc.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF1164.3 .D46 1984
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 607 p. :
      Number of Pages607
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2993898M
      LC Control Number84249467

      policyholders approve demutualization, final approval is granted, and the company is free to convert. In , New York ended a year prohibition against demutualization. The Equitable Life Assurance Society, a New York-based mutual and one of the nation's largest life insurers, announced plans in late to begin the demutualization process. The paper "Demutualization of Insurance Companies to Meet the New Challenges of a Business Environment" observes the new needs for wealth management in a fully StudentShare Our website is a unique platform where students can share their papers in a matter of giving an example of the work to be done.

      Economical Insurance says it will pursue becoming a publicly traded company, the first mutual property and casualty (P&C) insurer to make such a move under new demutualization : Jacqueline Nelson. The company's proposal will outline a variety of options, usually including a cash settlement, stock in the new company, increased cash value in .

      A New Look at Demutualization of Mutual Insurers: Richard Clemens, Sidley & Austin; Mutual Company Reorganizations: by Information Services, Inc. : Promoting Fairness between Mutual Insurance Companies and Policyholders. Center for Insurance Research (a consumer advocate group). Shares of stock and cash received as compensation as a result of demutualization of a life or health insurance company are a conversion of a resource and are not income (SI B).The shares of stock or the cash are counted as a resource in the month after the month the compensation is received by the policyholder.


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Demutualization and other new opportunities for insurance companies Download PDF EPUB FB2

Demutualization is the change of a life insurance company from a mutual company to a stock company. A policyholder or annuitant of the mutual company may receive stock in the company or cash in exchange for an equity interest in the mutual company.

If cash is received, the taxpayer must recognize a capital Size: 85KB. Demutualization is when a life insurance company changes from a mutual company to a stock company. A policyholder generally elects to receive newly issued stock in the new stock company or cash.

A demutualization is generally a tax-free reorganization so no gain or loss is recognized on the exchange if only stock is received.

Stock Size: 86KB. A mutual insurance company is owned by its policyholders whose ownership interests don't exist in the form of stock. The insurance policy sets the terms of the policyholder's ownership.

When a mutual insurance company demutualizes and becomes a stock company, an eligible policyholder generally elects to receive newly issued stock in the new stock company or cash. The demutualization process can take anywhere from 18 to 24 months.

Insurers contemplating conversion spend a good deal of time working on a draft proposal that must be approved by the company's board of directors. Then the proposal must be submitted to the state insurance department.

Demutualization in the Life Insurance Industry: A Study of Effectiveness Introduction The pace of demutualization among major U. life insurance companies has increased sharply since the mids. Five of the fifteen largest U.S.

life insurers demutualized between andand the largest, Metropolitan, demutualized in Below is a summary of the steps that must be undertaken to complete a demutualization of Economical Mutual Insurance Company ("Economical") under the Insurance Companies Act and the Mutual Property and Casualty Insurance Company with Non-Mutual Policyholders Conversion Regulations (the "Demutualization Regulations") developed by the federal.

Demutualization is the process of taking a mutual life insurance company that is owned by its policyholders and converting it into a publicly traded stock company owned by shareholders, in accordance with a plan of conversion that has been approved by policyholders and state regulators.

It also goes by the names of stocking or privatization. Mutual life. After years as a mutual company, Economical has decided to pursue demutualization — the process to become a public share company. Demutualization is an exciting opportunity for Economical to gain access to the capital that will allow us to invest in our business and innovation, acquire other companies, and strengthen our financial position for long-term success.

On JEconomical announced it had submitted its conversion plan, a detailed document that outlines how the company will demutualize, to its principle regulator. The conversion plan includes the allocation of financial benefits negotiated by the policyholder committees.

Second special meeting. On Maeligible mutual. Unclaimed Life Insurance Policies. Between one-quarter and one-half of all life insurance policies go unclaimed - worth $ billion annually - because it's up to family members to notify the insurance company when a policyholder dies, and little effort is.

Ownership Structure Changes in the Insurance Industry: An Analysis of Demutualization. Both higher commissions and higher expenses are found in companies operating outside New York's jurisdiction.

This could benefit you, if you choose to receive stock from the insurance company. Historically, mutual company IPOs have averaged 79 percent of the company's total worth, or "book value." The stock of publicly held former-mutual companies on average trades well above book value, according to the investment-banking firm Credit Suisse First Boston.

The immediate benefit of demutualization is that members get a windfall. Because members get a liquid, tradable security in exchange for their membership interest in a demutualization, the transaction can make it easier to cash out of what was formerly an.

When a company that is owned by its clients or customers decides to join the stock market, the company undergoes a process called demutualization. In the demutualization of an insurance company, the value of the policies is turned into traded stocks and policyholders become stock investors.

demutualization, as the London, New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges and most other exchanges across the globe have either recently converted, are currently in the process, or are considering demutualization.

Insurance company demutualizations became popular in the late s. Facilitated by revised state laws, mutual insurance companies wereFile Size: KB. Demutualization creates some special problems for trustees of life insurance trusts that own policies issued by demutualizing companies.

Since the insurance trust owns the policy, the trust (not the insured) will receive the stock or cash granted in the demutualization.

company, and Principal Life converted to a stock life insurance company. We believe this demutualization will provide the Principal Financial Group with the capital structure needed to pursue growth through strategic acquisitions, to develop new products and services and to File Size: KB.

That court held that the Dorrances had basis in the stock they received through the demutualization of the insurance companies (Dorrance, CVPHX-GMS (D. Ariz. 4/19/13); see earlier coverage, "Tax Matters: Courts Diverge on Basis in Shares Received in Demutualization," JofA, Junepage 77).

lion insurance policyholders set to receive either cash or shares. In the coming months, demutualization – the process by which a mutual life insurance company owned by policy-holders is converted to a publicly traded company – will impact Canada’s equity markets and the insurance industry.

However, this process directly impactsFile Size: 46KB. Demutualization of Insurance Companies In most states, relatively complex laws apply to each basic transaction, as well as to the creation of a holding company.3 B.

Conversion A few states' laws prohibit conversion.4 New Jersey has repealed its law authorizing conversion.5 Several other state codes do not include a statute authorizing. The Economical Insurance board of directors claims that demutualization would make the company more financially flexible and improve access to capital.

The board argues that by converting to a stock company Economical could more easily complete acquisitions, putting it on a level footing with other publicly held insurers. On a small. The debate then turns to other issues, including ownership of the historic value created in a mutual insurance company.

Canada Life’s current policyholders – in effect – share in value that began accumulating years ago, while New York Life policyholders do not have that opportunity.

It also involves a fixed number of dollars. Recently I have been interested in demutualization investing. This type of investments was mentioned in Margin of Safety by Seth Klarman as well as the works of other investment gurus.

The investment thesis is simple. A bank or an insurance company which was owned by depositors/policy holders converts to a stock holding company and sells shares to .