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Title 8 : Banking and Insurance


Subchapter 001 : FORMATION

(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 3304)
  • § 3304. Capital and surplus requirements

    To qualify for authority to transact the business of insurance, a stock insurer seeking such authorization shall possess and thereafter maintain unimpaired paid-in capital of not less than $2,000,000.00 and, when first so authorized, shall possess and maintain free surplus of not less than $3,000,000.00. Such capital and surplus shall be in the form of cash or marketable securities, a portion of which may be held on deposit with the State Treasurer, such securities as designated by the insurer and approved by the Commissioner, in an amount and subject to such conditions determined by the Commissioner. Such conditions shall include a requirement that any interest or other earnings attributable to such cash or marketable securities shall inure to the benefit of the insurer until such time as the Commissioner determines that the deposit must be used for the benefit of the policyholders of the insurer or some other authorized public purpose relating to the regulation of the insurer. The Commissioner may prescribe additional capital or surplus for all stock insurers authorized to transact the business of insurance based upon the type, volume, and nature of insurance business transacted. The Commissioner may reduce or waive the capital and surplus amounts required by this section pursuant to a plan of dissolution for the company approved by the Commissioner. (Added 1967, No. 344 (Adj. Sess.), § 1 (ch. 1, subch. 1, § 4); amended 1991, No. 101, § 1; 2003, No. 105 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 2005, No. 36, § 9, eff. June 1, 2005.)