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Title XXIV BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Chapter 379

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  379.1302.  Licensure — prohibited acts — requirements for conducting business — application requirements. — 1.  Any captive insurance company, when permitted by its articles of association, charter, or other organizational document, may apply to the director for a license to do any and all insurance and annuity contracts comprised in section 376.010 and subsection 1 of section 379.010, other than workers' compensation and employers' liability; provided, however, that:

  (1)  No pure captive insurance company shall insure any risks other than those of its parent and affiliated companies or controlled unaffiliated business;

  (2)  No association captive insurance company shall insure any risks other than those of the member organizations of its association and their affiliated companies;

  (3)  No industrial insured captive insurance company shall insure any risks other than those of the industrial insureds that comprise the industrial insured group and their affiliated companies;

  (4)  No captive insurance company shall provide personal motor vehicle or homeowner's insurance coverage or any component thereof;

  (5)  No captive insurance company shall accept or cede reinsurance except as provided in section 379.1320;

  (6)  Any captive insurance company may provide excess workers' compensation insurance to its parent and affiliated companies, unless prohibited by the federal law or laws of the state having jurisdiction over the transaction.  Any captive insurance company, unless prohibited by federal law, may reinsure workers' compensation of a qualified self-insured plan of its parent and affiliated companies, provided that sections 379.1300 to 379.1350 shall not divest the division of workers' compensation of any jurisdiction, as authorized by law, over workers' compensation self-insured plans;

  (7)  Any captive insurance company which insures life and accident and health risks described in section 376.010, and subdivision (4) of subsection 1 of section 379.010, shall comply with all applicable state and federal laws; and

  (8)  No captive insurance company shall transact business as a risk retention group under sections 375.1080 to 375.1105.

  2.  No captive insurance company shall do any insurance business in this state unless:

  (1)  It first obtains from the director a license authorizing it to do insurance business in this state;

  (2)  Its board of directors, committee of managers, or, in the case of a reciprocal insurer, its subscribers' advisory committee holds at least one meeting each year in this state;

  (3)  It maintains its principal place of business in this state; and

  (4)  It appoints a registered agent to accept service of process and to otherwise act on its behalf in this state; provided that, whenever such registered agent cannot with reasonable diligence be found at the registered office of the captive insurance company, the secretary of state shall be an agent of such captive insurance company upon whom any process, notice, or demand may be served.

  3.  (1)  Before receiving a license, a captive insurance company shall:

  (a)  File with the director a certified copy of its organizational documents, a statement under oath of its president and secretary showing its financial condition, and any other statements or documents required by the director; and

  (b)  Submit to the director for approval a description of the coverages, deductibles, coverage limits, and rates, together with such additional information as the director may reasonably require.  In the event of any subsequent material change in any item in such description, the captive insurance company shall submit to the director for approval an appropriate revision and shall not offer any additional kinds of insurance until a revision of such description is approved by the director.  The captive insurance company shall inform the director of any material change in rates within thirty days of the adoption of such change.

  (2)  Each applicant captive insurance company shall also file with the director evidence of the following:

  (a)  The amount and liquidity of its assets relative to the risks to be assumed;

  (b)  The adequacy of the expertise, experience, and character of the person or persons who will manage it;

  (c)  The overall soundness of its plan of operation;

  (d)  The adequacy of the loss prevention programs of its insureds; and

  (e)  Such other factors deemed relevant by the director in ascertaining whether the proposed captive insurance company will be able to meet its policy obligations.

  (3)  Information submitted under this subsection shall be and remain confidential, and shall not be made public by the director or an employee or agent of the director without the written consent of the company; except that:

  (a)  Such information may be discoverable by a party in a civil action or contested case to which the captive insurance company that submitted such information is a party, upon a showing by the party seeking to discover such information that:

  a.  The information sought is relevant to and necessary for the furtherance of such action or case;

  b.  The information sought is unavailable from other nonconfidential sources; and

  c.  A subpoena issued by a judicial or administrative officer of competent jurisdiction has been submitted to the director; and

  (b)  The director may, in the director's discretion, disclose such information to a public officer having jurisdiction over the regulation of insurance in another state, provided that:

  a.  Such public official shall agree in writing to maintain the confidentiality of such information;

  b.  The laws of the state in which such public official serves require such information to be and to remain confidential; and

  (c)  The director may disclose information to the director of the division of workers' compensation regarding any captive insurance company issuing excess workers' compensation insurance provided that the director for the division of workers' compensation agrees in writing to maintain the confidentiality of such information provided by the director.

  (4)  Each captive insurance company shall pay to the director a nonrefundable license fee of seven thousand five hundred dollars for examining, investigating, and processing its application for license, and the director is authorized to retain legal, financial, and examination services from outside the department, the reasonable cost of which may be charged against the applicant.  The provisions of sections 374.160 to 374.162 and sections 374.202 to 374.207 shall apply to examinations, investigations, and processing conducted under the authority of this section.  In addition, each captive insurance company shall pay a renewal fee for each year thereafter of seven thousand five hundred dollars.  Each captive insurance company may deduct the license and renewal fee paid from the premium taxes payable under section 379.1326.

  (5)  If the director is satisfied that the documents and statements that such captive insurance company has filed comply with the provisions of sections 379.1300 to 379.1350, the director may grant a license authorizing it to do insurance business in this state until April first, which license may be renewed.

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(L. 2007 S.B. 215, A.L. 2009 H.B. 577)


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