(1) No insurer shall be formed, authorized or otherwise allowed to transact insurance in this state which has or uses a name or principal identifying name factor which is the same as or deceptively similar to that of another insurer earlier authorized or allowed to transact insurance in this state.

Terms Used In Idaho Code 41-311

  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories; and the words "United States" may include the District of Columbia and territories. See Idaho Code 73-114
(2)  No life insurer shall be authorized or otherwise allowed to transact insurance in this state which has or uses a name deceptively similar to that of another insurer authorized or otherwise allowed to transact insurance in this state within the preceding ten (10) years if life insurance policies originally issued by such other insurer are still outstanding in this state.
(3)  No insurer shall hereafter be formed, newly authorized or otherwise allowed to transact insurance in this state which has or uses a name the same as or deceptively similar to the name of any foreign insurer doing business elsewhere than in this state if such foreign insurer has within the last preceding twelve (12) months signified its intention to secure incorporation in this state under such name, or do business as a foreign insurer in this state under such name by filing notice of such intention with the director, unless the written consent to the use of such name or deceptively similar name has been given by such foreign insurer.
(4)  No insurer shall be authorized or otherwise allowed to transact insurance in this state which has or uses a name which tends to deceive or mislead as to the type of organization of the insurer.
(5)  In case of conflict of names hereafter between two (2) insurers, or a conflict otherwise prohibited under this section, the director may permit, or shall require as a condition to the issuance of an original certificate of authority or other approval to transact insurance in this state to an applicant insurer, the insurer to use in this state such supplementation or modification of its name or such business name as may reasonably be necessary to avoid the conflict. No such name, supplementation or modification shall contain the principal identifying factor of the name of any other insurer already authorized or otherwise allowed to transact insurance in this state.