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Title XXIV BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Chapter 376

Effective - 28 Aug 2007 bottom

  376.280.  Capital necessary to do business — how invested. — 1.  No joint stock or stock and mutual company formed under the provisions of sections 376.010 to 376.670, or the laws of this state, for any purpose mentioned in section 376.010, shall commence to do business or issue policies unless upon an actual capital of at least six hundred thousand dollars and a surplus of at least six hundred thousand dollars, nor shall any such company commence to do any business unless the full amount of capital stock and surplus named in its charter or articles of association has been paid in and invested in such securities and in accordance with all the provisions as is provided for in sections 376.291 to 376.307, or as the same may be subsequently amended.

  2.  In order to continue writing new business, any stock company organized under the provisions of sections 376.010 to 376.670, or the laws of this state, for any purpose mentioned in section 376.010, shall maintain an actual capital and surplus in the amount required to commence business.

  3.  Any other provision of this section notwithstanding, a joint stock or stock and mutual company licensed to do business in this state on August 13, 1982, may renew its license for business specified therein until December 31, 1984, by maintaining in lieu of the capital and surplus requirements an actual capital and surplus of at least nine hundred thousand dollars.

  4.  No mutual company formed under the provisions of sections 376.010 to 376.670, or of the laws of this state, shall commence or continue to do any business mentioned in section 376.010 until agreement, in writing, with such company shall have been entered into by not less than one hundred persons for assurance upon their own lives, or the lives of other persons for their benefit, nor until it shall have received premiums on the same in cash, to an aggregate amount of not less than six hundred thousand dollars and in addition shall have a surplus of six hundred thousand dollars; provided further, that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to prohibit any such company from complying with the provisions of sections 362.180 to 362.195.

  5.  Any other provision of this section notwithstanding, a mutual company licensed to do business in this state on August 13, 1982, may renew its license for business specified therein until December 31, 1984, by maintaining in lieu of the surplus requirement paid-in premiums in an aggregate amount of not less than nine hundred thousand dollars.

  6.  Violation of any of the provisions of this section by any insurer is grounds for the revocation of its certificate of authority by the director.

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(RSMo 1939 § 5826, A.L. 1963 p. 485, A.L. 1977 S.B. 368, A.L. 1982 S.B. 729, A.L. 2007 S.B. 66)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 5715; 1919 § 6126; 1909 § 6920


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