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2011 Florida Statutes

F.S. 625.151
625.151 Valuation of other securities.
(1) Securities, other than those referred to in s. 625.141, held by an insurer shall be valued, in the discretion of the office, at their market value, or at their appraised value, or at prices determined by it as representing their fair market value.
(2) Preferred or guaranteed stocks or shares while paying full dividends may be carried at a fixed value in lieu of market value, at the discretion of the office and in accordance with such method of valuation as it may approve.
(3) Stock of a subsidiary corporation of an insurer shall not be valued at an amount in excess of the net value thereof as based upon those assets only of the subsidiary which would be eligible under part II for investment of the funds of the insurer directly.
(a) If the surplus as to policyholders of an insurer including investments in subsidiaries does not exceed $100 million, investments in subsidiaries and related corporations as defined in s. 625.325, including common stock, preferred stock, debt obligations, other securities, and loans to such corporations, shall be valued in an amount which in the aggregate does not exceed the lesser of:
1. Ten percent of the insurer’s admitted assets; or
2. Fifty percent of the insurer’s surplus as to policyholders in excess of the minimum surplus as to policyholders required under this code.
(b) If the surplus as to policyholders of an insurer including investments in subsidiaries is $100 million or more, investments in subsidiaries and related corporations as defined in s. 625.325, including common stock, preferred stock, debt obligations, other securities, and loans to such corporations, shall be valued in an amount which in the aggregate does not exceed 25 percent of the insurer’s admitted assets.
(4) No valuations under this section shall be inconsistent with any applicable valuation or method contained in the latest edition of the publication “Valuation of Securities” published by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners or its successor organization; provided that such valuation methodology is substantially similar to the methodology used by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in its July 1, 2002, edition of such publication.
History.s. 123, ch. 59-205; ss. 13, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 96, 98, 809(1st), ch. 82-243; s. 43, ch. 89-360; s. 6, ch. 90-119; ss. 49, 187, 188, ch. 91-108; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 876, ch. 2003-261.