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Title 8 : Banking and Insurance

Chapter 142 : RISK RETENTION GROUPS AND PURCHASING GROUPS

(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 6056)
  • § 6056. Notice and registration requirements of purchasing groups

    (a) A purchasing group intending to do business in this State shall, prior to doing business, furnish notice to the Commissioner which shall:

    (1) be as provided in 15 U.S.C. § 3903(d);

    (2) identify all other states in which the group intends to do business;

    (3) specify the method by which, and the person or persons, if any, through whom insurance will be offered to its members whose risks are resident or located in this State; and

    (4) provide such other information as may be required by the Commissioner to verify that the purchasing group is qualified under subdivision 6051(9) of this title.

    (b) The purchasing group shall register with and designate the Secretary of State as its agent solely for the purpose of receiving service of legal documents or process, except for any groups exempted under 15 U.S.C. § 3903(e). Service shall be effected in the manner provided in section 3383 of this title.

    (c) Each purchasing group that is required to give notice pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall also furnish such information as may be required by the Commissioner to:

    (1) verify that the entity qualifies as a purchasing group;

    (2) determine where the purchasing group is located; and

    (3) determine appropriate tax treatment under section 6058 of this title.

    (d) Any purchasing group which was doing business in this State prior to the enactment of this chapter shall, within 30 days after December 31, 1992, furnish notice to the Commissioner pursuant to the provisions of subsection (a) of this section and furnish such information as may be required pursuant to subsections (b) and (c) of this section. (Added 1991, No. 249 (Adj. Sess.), § 23, eff. Dec. 31, 1992.)