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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. 628.907
628.907 Minimum capital and net assets requirements; restriction on payment of dividends.
(1) A captive insurance company may not be issued a license unless it possesses and thereafter maintains unimpaired paid-in capital of:
(a) In the case of a pure captive insurance company, at least $100,000;
(b) In the case of an industrial insured captive insurance company incorporated as a stock insurer, at least $200,000; and
(c) In the case of a special purpose captive insurance company, an amount determined by the office after giving due consideration to the company’s business plan, feasibility study, and pro forma financial statements and projections, including the nature of the risks to be insured.
(2) The office may not issue a license to a captive insurance company incorporated as a nonprofit corporation unless the company possesses and maintains unrestricted net assets of:
(a) In the case of a pure captive insurance company, at least $250,000.
(b) In the case of a special purpose captive insurance company, an amount determined by the office after giving due consideration to the company’s business plan, feasibility study, and pro forma financial statements and projections, including the nature of the risks to be insured.
(3) Contributions to a captive insurance company incorporated as a nonprofit corporation must be in the form of cash, cash equivalent, or an irrevocable letter of credit issued by a bank chartered by this state or a member bank of the Federal Reserve System with a branch office in this state, or as approved by the office.
(4) For purposes of this section, the office may issue a license expressly conditioned upon the captive insurance company providing to the office satisfactory evidence of possession of the minimum required unimpaired paid-in capital. Until this evidence is provided, the captive insurance company may not issue any policy, assume any liability, or otherwise provide coverage. The office may revoke the conditional license if satisfactory evidence of the required capital is not provided within a maximum period of time, not to exceed 1 year, to be established by the office at the time the conditional license is issued.
(5) The office may prescribe additional capital or net assets based upon the type, volume, and nature of insurance business transacted. Contributions in connection with these prescribed additional net assets or capital must be in the form of:
(a) Cash;
(b) Cash equivalent;
(c) An irrevocable letter of credit issued by a bank chartered by this state or a member bank of the Federal Reserve System with a branch office in this state, or as approved by the office; or
(d) Securities invested as provided in part II of chapter 625.
(6) A captive insurance company may not pay a dividend out of, or other distribution with respect to, capital or surplus in excess of the limitations set forth in this chapter without the prior approval of the office. Approval of an ongoing plan for the payment of dividends or other distributions must be conditioned upon the retention, at the time of each payment, of capital or surplus in excess of amounts specified by, or determined in accordance with formulas approved by, the office.
(7) An irrevocable letter of credit that is issued by a financial institution other than a bank chartered by this state or a member bank of the Federal Reserve System must meet the same standards as an irrevocable letter of credit that has been issued by a bank chartered by this state or a member bank of the Federal Reserve System.
History.ss. 664, 809(1st), ch. 82-243; ss. 4, 11, ch. 87-127; ss. 187, 188, ch. 91-108; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 22, ch. 2012-151; s. 3, ch. 2013-209.
Note.Former s. 628.605.