The Superintendent of the New York Insurance Department, serving as Rehabilitator for Executive Life of New York (ELNY), has informed the New York Supreme Court of Nassau County by letter that it 'is not in a position to submit a consensual proposed order and plan of liquidation on or before August 10, 2011" as previously promised.
Instead, the August 8, 2011 letter from the Superintendent's legal counsel indicated the Superintendent now plans to submit the proposed order and plan on or about August 26, 2011. Even if the plan is filed by that date, however, it apparently will not have been approved by the Life and Health Guaranty Associations.
ELNY first entered rehabilitation in 1991. For a summary of ELNY and its sister company Executive Life Insurance Company of California (ELIC) prior to rehabilitation, see "The Fall of First Executive".
In 2007, then New York Governor Eliot Spitzer announced an "agreement in principle" for ELNY designed to continue paying all ELNY annuitants 100% of their benefits. The agreement, which was intended to protect approximately 11,000 ELNY annuity recipients including approximately 8000 structured settlement recipients, has never materialized.
On December 17, 2010, a Nassau County Supreme Court Judge ordered the Superintendent to present the Court with a proposed order and plan of liquidation for ELNY on or before July 1, 2011 after the Superintendent confered with the Life Insurance Company Guaranty Corporation of New York and other interested parties. The plan was supposed to establish a briefing schedule and provide for notice to all ELNY creditors.
On June 23, 2011, the Superintendent filed a motion to postpone the deadline for filing a proposed order and plan of liquidation for ELNY with the New York State Supreme Court of Nassau County from July 1, 2011 to August 10, 2011 "in order to present a comprehensive and consensual proposed Plan of Liquidation that maximizes the potential benefits for ELNY's structured settlement and other annuitants."
As of December 31, 2011, audited financial statements indicated ELNY had assets of $905,945,200 compared with liabilities of $2,474,317,342 resulting in a negative surplus of $1,568,372,142.
For S2KM's complete reporting and analysis of ELNY, including an Executive Life timeline, see the structured settlement wiki.