TITLE 27
Insurance

CHAPTER 27-5
Fire Insurance Policies and Reserves

SECTION 27-5-18


§ 27-5-18 Computation of profits.

(a) In estimating the profit of any company for the purpose of making a division between its guaranty surplus fund and its special reserve fund, until those funds shall together amount to a sum equal to the capital stock of the company, there shall be deducted from the gross assets of the company, including for this purpose the amount of the special reserve fund, the sum of the following items:

(1) The amount of all outstanding claims;

(2) An amount sufficient to meet the liability of the company for the unearned premiums upon its unexpired policies, which amount shall at least equal one half ( 1/2) of the premiums received on policies having less than one year to run from the date of the policy, and a pro rata proportion of the premiums received on the policies having more than one year to run from the date of the policy, and shall be known as the reinsurance liability;

(3) The amount of its guaranty surplus fund and of its special reserve fund;

(4) The amount of the capital of the company; and

(5) Interest at the rate of eight percent (8%) per annum upon the amount of the capital and six percent (6%) per annum upon the amount of the funds for whatever time shall have elapsed since the last preceding cash dividend.

(b) The balance shall constitute the net surplus of the company, any portion of which is subject to an equal division between the funds as provided in this section.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1907, ch. 1438, § 7; G.L. 1909, ch. 219, § 32; G.L. 1923, ch. 255, § 32; G.L. 1938, ch. 150, § 31; P.L. 1939, ch. 659, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 27-5-18.)