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2011 Florida Statutes

SECTION 411
Deposit requirement domestic insurers and foreign insurers.
F.S. 624.411
624.411 Deposit requirement; domestic insurers and foreign insurers.
(1) As to domestic insurers, the office shall not issue or permit to exist a certificate of authority unless such insurer has deposited and maintains deposited in trust for the protection of the insurer’s policyholders or its policyholders and creditors with the department securities eligible for such deposit under s. 625.52, having at all times a value of not less than as follows:
(a) To transact casualty insurance, $250,000.
(b) To transact all other kinds of insurance, $100,000 per kind of insurance.
(c) A domestic insurer authorized to transact more than one kind of insurance shall not be required to deposit more than $300,000 under this subsection.
(2) As to foreign insurers, the office, upon issuing or permitting to exist a certificate of authority, may require for good cause a deposit and maintenance of the deposit in trust for the protection of the insured’s policyholders or its policyholders and creditors with the department securities eligible for such deposit under s. 625.52, having at all times a value of not less than as follows:
(a) To transact casualty insurance, $150,000.
(b) To transact all other kinds of insurance, $100,000 per kind of insurance.
(c) A foreign insurer authorized to transact more than one kind of insurance in this state shall not be required to deposit more than $200,000 under this subsection.
(d) A foreign insurer with surplus as to policyholders of more than $10 million according to its latest annual statement shall not be required to make a deposit under this subsection.
(3) Whenever the office determines that the financial condition of an insurer has deteriorated or that the policyholders’ best interests are not being preserved by the activities of an insurer, the office may require such insurer to deposit and maintain deposited in trust with the department for the protection of the insurer’s policyholders or its policyholders and creditors, for such time as the office deems necessary, securities eligible for such deposit under s. 625.52, having a market value of not less than the amount which the office determines is necessary, which amount shall be not less than $100,000, or more than 25 percent of the insurer’s obligations in this state, as determined from the latest annual financial statement of the insured. The deposit required under this subsection shall not exceed $2 million and is in addition to any other deposits required of an insurer pursuant to subsections (1) and (2) or any other provisions of the Florida Insurance Code.
(4) All such deposits in this state are subject to the applicable provisions of part III of chapter 625.
History.s. 55, ch. 59-205; s. 1, ch. 61-166; s. 1, ch. 63-19; ss. 13, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 1, ch. 71-89; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; s. 16, ch. 77-468; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 47, 64, 809(1st), ch. 82-243; s. 5, ch. 85-245; s. 10, ch. 87-226; s. 29, ch. 89-360; s. 9, ch. 90-249; s. 13, ch. 90-366; ss. 187, 188, ch. 91-108; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 790, ch. 2003-261.