17:17-7. Assets required for mutual company; temporary waiver
17:17-7. No mutual insurance company organized under chapters 17 to 33 of Title 17 of the Revised Statutes ( s.17:17-1 et seq.), shall commence business until bona fide applications have been made for insurance with the company of the kind or kinds it may transact, as specified in R.S.17:17-3, and premiums thereon have been paid into the company in cash in such sum, which, together with any other funds that may be legally available, will result in the company having unencumbered assets over and above all required reserves and other liabilities of at least 50 percent of the capital and surplus required of a stock company transacting the same kind or kinds of insurance. A company shall not commence or continue the business of liability insurance, as comprised in subsection e. of R.S.17:17-1 unless it has net cash assets of at least $2,000,000 and shall not commence or continue the writing of fidelity and surety bonds as comprised in subsection g. of R.S.17:17-1 unless it has net cash assets of at least $1,250,000.
A mutual insurance company authorized to do the kind of business specified in R.S.17:17-1 or eligible to insure surplus lines risks pursuant to section 11 of P.L.1960, c.32 (C.17:22-6.45) as of the effective date of this 1993 amendatory and supplementary act may apply to the commissioner for a temporary waiver of the applicable capital and surplus requirements set forth in this section. The commissioner may, in his discretion, temporarily waive the applicable capital and surplus requirements for that insurance company for a period of no more than five years, except that the insurance company shall remain subject to capital and surplus requirements of no less amounts than those in effect immediately prior to the effective date of this 1993 amendatory and supplementary act. In considering such a temporary waiver, the commissioner shall consider the size of the insurance company's deficiency in meeting the applicable capital and surplus requirements; the adequacy of the insurance company's financial plan to meet the applicable capital and surplus requirements; and any other factors deemed appropriate by the commissioner.
Amended 1945,c.224,s.4; 1951,c.206,s.2; 1968,c.336,s.3; repealed in part (see N.J.S.17B:36-3a); 1993,c.234,s.3.
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