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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVII
INSURANCE
Chapter 628
STOCK AND MUTUAL INSURERS; HOLDING COMPANIES
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F.S. 628.723
628.723 Directors.
(1) The affairs of every mutual insurance holding company shall be managed by not less than five directors.
(2) Directors must be elected by the members of the mutual insurance holding company at the annual meeting of members. Directors may be elected for terms of not more than 5 years each and until their successors are elected and have qualified, and, if to be elected for terms of more than 1 year, the mutual insurance holding company’s bylaws shall provide for a staggered-terms system under which the terms of a proportionate part of the members of the board of directors will expire on the date of each annual meeting of members.
(3) A majority of the directors must be citizens of the United States.
(4) If so provided in a mutual insurance holding company’s bylaws, a director of such mutual insurance holding company must be a policyholder thereof.
(5) In discharging his or her duties, a director may consider such factors as the directors deem relevant, including, but not limited to, the long-term prospects and interests of the corporation and its shareholders, the social, economic, legal, or other effects of any action on the employees, suppliers, or policyholders of the corporation or its subsidiaries, the communities and society in which the corporation or its subsidiaries operate, and the economy of the state and the nation. The director may also consider the short-term and long-term interests of the insurer, including, but not limited to, benefits that may accrue to the insured from the insurer’s long-term plans, the possibility that such interests may be best served by the continued independence of the insurer, the resources, intent, and past, present, and potential conduct of any person seeking to acquire control of the insurer, and any other relevant factors.
History.s. 1, ch. 97-216; s. 3, ch. 2000-273.