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Title 8 : Banking and Insurance

Chapter 132 : Reciprocal Insurers

(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 4840)
  • § 4840. Attorney’s bond

    (a) Concurrently with the filing of the declaration provided for in section 4836 of this title, the attorney of a domestic reciprocal insurer shall file with the Commissioner a bond in favor of this State for the benefit of all persons damaged as a result of breach by the attorney of the conditions of his or her bond which shall be executed by the attorney and by an authorized corporate surety, and which shall be in the form as set forth in subsection (b) of this section. The bond shall be executed subject to the Commissioner’s approval.

    (b) The bond shall be in the penal sum of $250,000.00 aggregate in form, conditioned that the attorney will faithfully account for all monies and other property of the insurer coming into his or her hands, and that he or she will not withdraw or appropriate to his or her own use from the funds of the insurer, any monies or property to which he or she is not entitled under the power of attorney.

    (c) The bond shall provide that it is not subject to cancellation unless 30 days’ notice in writing of cancellation is given both the attorney and the Commissioner.

    (d) The Commissioner may waive or reduce the requirements of this section for an attorney that is under common ownership or control with a reciprocal insurer. The Commissioner may reduce by 50 percent the bond amount required by this section for an attorney that is not under common ownership or control with a reciprocal insurer if the Commissioner finds sufficient evidence of financial responsibility, notwithstanding the reduction of the bond amount. (Added 1971, No. 31, § 1, eff. March 31, 1971; amended 1997, No. 49, § 4, eff. June 26, 1997; 2003, No. 55, § 2; 2007, No. 178 (Adj. Sess.), § 9.)