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  354.710.  Reserve requirements — reserve not required for prepaid dental plans funded by government — surplus requirement for prepaid dental plans in existence January 1, 1987, additional time. — 1.  Every prepaid dental plan organization shall, not later than January 1, 1994, have accumulated reserves in the amount of two percent of its subscription income up to a maximum amount of one hundred fifty thousand dollars.  One-third of such reserves shall be accumulated not later than January 1, 1990.  Two-thirds of such reserves shall be accumulated not later than January 1, 1992.  Such reserves shall constitute restricted surplus on the books of the company and shall be in addition to the deposit requirement of section 354.707.  A prepaid dental plan organization shall maintain as a claim or loss reserve in cash or securities, assets sufficient to discharge all liabilities on all uncovered expenses arising under policies issued.  Such liabilities on uncovered expenses shall be determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for the actual contractual obligations with providers and shall not be recorded as unearned premium or deferred revenue.

  2.  The reserve prescribed by subsection 1 of this section shall not apply with respect to a prepaid dental plan corporation which is funded by a federal, state, or municipal government or by any political subdivision thereof and which meets the requirements of subdivision (4) of subsection 2 of section 354.707.

  3.  Any prepaid dental plan in existence prior to January 1, 1987, will have five years to meet the surplus requirements of subsection 1 of section 354.707.  However, at no time shall the liabilities of a prepaid plan exceed its assets.

  4.  The reserve prescribed by subsection 1 of this section, and the fidelity bond prescribed by section 354.705, shall not be required of any prepaid dental plan operated and offered by any provider prior to August 28, 1987, which primarily serves low-income patients.


(L. 1987 S.B. 272 § 6, A.L. 1990 H.B. 998, A.L. 1992 S.B. 698, A.L. 1997 S.B. 150)

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