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  380.271.  Financial reinsurance requirements. — 1.  In order to commence or continue writing the classes of insurance enumerated in section 380.261, any company operating under the provisions of sections 380.201 to 380.591 shall comply with the following financial and reinsurance requirements:

  (1)  To make fire insurance as described in section 380.261, a company shall maintain a guaranty fund of not less than fifty thousand dollars or one-tenth of one percent of the net fire insurance in force, whichever is greater.  Reinsurance sufficient to protect the financial stability of the company shall also be required.  The director may require additional reinsurance if he deems it necessary to protect the policyholders of the company.

  (2)  To make windstorm insurance as described in section 380.261, a company shall maintain a guaranty fund of not less than fifty thousand dollars or one-tenth of one percent of the net wind insurance in force, whichever is greater.  Reinsurance sufficient to protect the financial stability of the company shall also be required.  The director may require additional reinsurance if he deems it necessary to protect the policyholders of the company.

  (3)  To make liability insurance as described in section 380.261, a company shall maintain a guaranty fund of not less than fifty thousand dollars or twenty-five percent of net premiums written less deductions for pro rata, quota-share or per-risk excess of loss reinsurances directly covering the company's casualty premiums or assessments, whichever is greater.  Reinsurance sufficient to protect the financial stability of the company shall also be required.  The director may require additional reinsurance if he deems it necessary to protect the policyholders of the company.

  (4)  To make crop insurance as described in section 380.261, a company shall maintain a guaranty fund of not less than fifty thousand dollars or one-half of one percent of the net crop insurance in force, whichever is greater.  Reinsurance sufficient to protect the financial stability of the company shall also be required.  The director may require additional reinsurance if he deems it necessary to protect the policyholders of the company.

  (5)  To make insurance as described in subdivision (5) of section 380.261, a company shall maintain a guaranty fund of not less than one million six hundred thousand dollars.  Reinsurance sufficient to protect the financial stability of the company shall also be required.  The director may require additional reinsurance if he deems it necessary to protect the policyholders of the company.

  2.  The financial requirements of this section are to be construed cumulatively except that a company shall be required to have a guaranty fund of not more than one million six hundred thousand dollars plus reinsurance.

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(L. 1984 H.B. 1498, A.L. 1991 H.B. 592)


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