The New Hampshire Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association (the Guaranty Association) is a statutory entity created in 1971 when the New Hampshire legislature enacted the New Hampshire Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association Act. The Guaranty Association is composed of member insurers licensed to sell life insurance, health insurance, and annuities contracts in the state of New Hampshire. In the event that a member insurer is found to be insolvent and is ordered liquidated by a court, the New Hampshire Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association Act enables the Guaranty Association to provide protection up to the limits spelled out in the Act to New Hampshire insurance consumers who are holders or beneficiaries of covered life and health insurance policies and annuity contracts with the insolvent insurer.
Specifically, when a member insurer is found to be insolvent and is ordered liquidated, a special deputy receiver takes over the insurer under court supervision and processes the assets and liabilities through liquidation. The protection provided by the Guaranty Association is based on New Hampshire law and the language of the insolvent company's policies at the time of insolvency.
We will make every effort to ensure that the information provided here is in accordance with the most current law in the event that the New Hampshire legislature amends the Guaranty Association Act or other laws. However, if there should be any inconsistency between the Guaranty Association Act or any other law or regulation and the information on this web site, the relevant law will supersede. In light of changes in law and the dramatic variations in policy language, the Guaranty Association cannot make statements regarding coverage of a specific policy unless it is a policy with a company for which the Guaranty Association has been activated to provide protection. Finally, this web site is for general information purposes and should not be relied upon as legal advice.
We hope the information provided in this web site is useful. Be sure to read the Frequently Asked Questions section of the site for more information, and please refer to the Contact Us section if you have any questions for the Guaranty Association.