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Title XXXVII
INSURANCE
Chapter 629
RECIPROCAL INSURERS
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F.S. 629.291
629.291 Merger or conversion.
(1) A domestic reciprocal insurer, upon affirmative vote of not less than two-thirds of its subscribers who vote on such merger pursuant to due notice and the approval of the office of the terms therefor, may merge with another reciprocal insurer or be converted to a stock or mutual insurer.
(2) Such a stock or mutual insurer shall be subject to the same capital or surplus requirements and shall have the same rights as a like domestic insurer transacting like kinds of insurance.
(3) The office shall not approve any plan for such merger or conversion which is inequitable to subscribers or which, if for conversion to a stock insurer, does not give each subscriber preferential right to acquire stock of the proposed insurer proportionate to his or her interest in the reciprocal insurer, as determined in accordance with s. 629.281, and a reasonable length of time within which to exercise such right.
(4) Reinsurance of all or substantially all of the insurance in force of a domestic reciprocal insurer in another insurer shall be deemed to be a merger for the purposes of this section.
History.s. 699, ch. 59-205; ss. 13, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 681, 809(1st), ch. 82-243; ss. 187, 188, ch. 91-108; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 394, ch. 97-102; s. 1327, ch. 2003-261.