AUTHORIZATION OF INSURERS AND GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
41-308. General eligibility for certificate of authority. To qualify for and hold authority to transact insurance in this state an insurer must be otherwise in compliance with this code and with its charter powers, and must be an incorporated stock insurer, or an incorporated mutual insurer, or a reciprocal insurer, of the same general type as may be formed as a domestic insurer under this code; except that:
(1) No insurer shall be authorized to transact insurance in this state which does not maintain reserves as required by chapter 6 (assets and liabilities) of this code applicable to the kind or kinds of insurance transacted by such insurer, wherever transacted in the United States.
(2) Before granting authority to an insurer to transact insurance in this state, the director shall take into consideration the length of time the insurer has been transacting insurance; the net profit or loss experienced over the previous five (5) years; or any other factor which for good reason he believes could make the admittance of the insurer not in the best interest of the insurance-buying public.
(3) The director shall not grant or continue authority to transact insurance in this state as to any insurer the management of which is found by him to be untrustworthy, or so lacking in insurance experience as to make the proposed operation hazardous to the insurance-buying public; or which he has good reason to believe is affiliated directly or indirectly through ownership, control, reinsurance transactions or other insurance or business relations, with any person or persons whose business operations are or have been marked, to the detriment of policyholders or stockholders or investors or creditors or of the public, by manipulation or dissipation of assets, or manipulation of accounts, or of reinsurance, or by similar injurious actions.
[41-308, added 1961, ch. 330, sec. 71, p. 645; am. 1986, ch. 42, sec. 1, p. 126; am. 2006, ch. 49, sec. 2, p. 142.]