TITLE 27
Insurance

CHAPTER 27-2
Foreign Insurance Companies

SECTION 27-2-6


§ 27-2-6 Certificate of deposit for benefit of policyholders.

No insurance company, association, or society incorporated by or organized under the laws of any other state or government shall make within this state any contract of insurance unless it has deposited securities created by the laws of the United States, or by or under laws of the state in which the company, association, or society is located or in other safe stocks or securities, the market value of which at all times shall be at least one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) which investments are deposited with the insurance commissioner, auditor, comptroller, or chief financial officer of the state by whose laws the company is incorporated, or where the association or society is located or has its principal office and place of business, and the insurance commissioner of this state is furnished with the certificate of the commissioner, auditor, comptroller, or chief financial officer, under his or her hand and official seal, that he or she, as the commissioner, auditor, comptroller, or chief financial officer of the state holds in trust and on deposit for the benefit of all policyholders of the company, association, or society, voluntary or otherwise, the previously mentioned securities. The certificate shall embrace the items of this security held, and shall state that he or she is satisfied that the securities are worth one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000); provided, that no company of any foreign country shall make any contract of insurance with any person in this state unless the company, if a stock company, has two million dollars ($2,000,000) paid-in capital stock and four million dollars ($4,000,000) surplus, or if a mutual company, it has net assets over all liabilities in the amount of not less than six million dollars ($6,000,000), and one million dollars ($1,000,000) is invested in stocks created by the laws of the United States, or under the laws of some state of the United States, the market value of which at all times shall be at least one million dollars ($1,000,000), and which shall have made a deposit with the insurance commissioner of this state or with the proper officer of some other state of the United States of not less than two million dollars ($2,000,000) in securities which shall at all times have a market value of at least two million dollars ($2,000,000), in trust for the benefit of its policyholders in the United States, and the general treasurer of this state is furnished with the certificate of the commissioner, auditor, comptroller, or chief financial officer, under his or her hand and official seal, if the deposit be made in another state, that he or she as the commissioner, auditor, comptroller, or chief financial officer of the state holds in trust and on deposit for the benefit of all policyholders of the company, association, or society, voluntary or otherwise, in the United States; the previously mentioned securities; the certificate shall embrace the items of this security held, and shall state that he or she is satisfied that the securities are worth two million dollars ($2,000,000). Nothing contained in this section shall be so construed as to apply to foreign insurance companies licensed prior to June 1, 1978.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 182, § 9; G.L. 1909, ch. 220, § 9; P.L. 1915, ch. 1257, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 256, § 9; G.L. 1938, ch. 151, § 9; P.L. 1953, ch. 3174, § 4; G.L. 1956, § 27-2-6; P.L. 1977, ch. 278, § 1; P.L. 1978, ch. 120, § 1.)