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Title XXXVII
INSURANCE
Chapter 624
INSURANCE CODE: ADMINISTRATION AND GENERAL PROVISIONS
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F.S. 624.4626
624.4626 Electric cooperative self-insurance fund.
(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any two or more electric cooperatives organized pursuant to chapter 425 may operate a self-insurance fund for the purpose of pooling and spreading liabilities of its group members in securing the payment of benefits under chapter 440. A self-insurance fund established under this section must:
(a) Require that every member of the fund is jointly and severally liable for the obligations of the fund.
(b) Maintain a continuing program of excess insurance coverage and reserve evaluation to protect the financial stability of the fund in an amount and manner determined by a qualified and independent actuary.
(c) Subscribe to, or be a member of, a rating organization as prescribed in s. 627.231.
(d) Employ an independent certified public accountant to complete an audit of its fiscal year-end financial statement within 6 months after the end of the fiscal year.
(e) Have a governing body comprised of a representative from each member of the fund.
(f) Limit membership in the fund to electric cooperatives that operate in this state, their subsidiaries, and the current members of the Florida Rural Electric Self-Insurer’s Fund.
(g) At renewal, provide the members of the fund with a disclosure statement that notifies the members that the fund is not regulated by the office.
(2) A self-insurance fund that meets the requirements of this section is subject to the assessments set forth in ss. 440.49(8), 440.51(1), and 624.4621(7), but is not subject to any other provision of s. 624.4621 and is not required to file any report with the department under s. 440.38(2)(b) which is uniquely required of group self-insurer funds qualified under s. 624.4621.
History.s. 2, ch. 2009-116; s. 10, ch. 2016-56.