There shall be paid to the superintendent of insurance the following fees:
(A) Each insurance company doing business in this state shall pay:
(1) For filing a copy of its charter or deed of settlement, two hundred fifty dollars;
(2) For filing each statement, one hundred seventy-five dollars;
(3) For each certificate of authority or license, one hundred seventy-five, and for each certified copy thereof, five dollars;
(4) For each copy of a paper filed in the superintendent's office, twenty cents per page;
(5) For issuing certificates of deposits or certified copies thereof, five dollars for the first certificate or copy and one dollar for each additional certificate or copy;
(6) For issuing certificates of compliance or certified copies thereof, sixty dollars;
(7) For affixing the seal of office and certifying documents, other than those enumerated herein, two dollars;
(8) For each agent appointment and each annual renewal of an agent appointment, twenty dollars;
(9) For each termination of an agent appointment, five dollars.
(B) Each domestic life insurance company doing business in this state shall pay for annual valuation of its policies, one cent on every one thousand dollars of insurance.
(C) Each applicant for licensure as an insurance agent except applicants for licensure as surety bail bond agents , surplus line brokers, and portable electronics insurance vendors shall pay ten dollars for each line of authority requested. Fees collected under this division shall be credited to the department of insurance operating fund created in section 3901.021 of the Revised Code.
(D) Each domestic mutual life insurance company shall pay for verifying that any amendment to its articles of incorporation was regularly adopted, two hundred fifty dollars with each application for verification. Any such amendment shall be considered to have been regularly adopted when approved by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the policyholders present in person or by proxy at any annual meeting of policyholders or at a special meeting of policyholders called for that purpose.
(E) Each insurance agent doing business in this state shall pay a biennial license renewal fee of twenty-five dollars, except the following insurance agents are not required to pay that license renewal fee:
(1) Individual resident agents who have met their continuing education requirements under section 3905.481 of the Revised Code;
(2) Surety bail bond agents;
(3) Surplus line brokers;
(4) Portable electronics insurance vendors.
(F) Each applicant for licensure as a portable electronics insurance vendor with a portable electronics insurance limited lines license and each licensed vendor doing business in this state shall pay the following fees prescribed by the superintendent:
(1) For vendors engaged in portable electronic transactions at more than ten locations in this state, an application fee not to exceed five thousand dollars for an initial license and a biennial license renewal fee not to exceed two thousand five hundred dollars for each renewal thereafter;
(2) For vendors engaged in portable electronic transactions at ten or fewer locations in this state, an application fee not to exceed three thousand dollars for an initial license and a biennial license renewal fee not to exceed one thousand dollars for each renewal thereafter.
(G) All fees collected by the superintendent under this section except any fees collected under divisions (A)(2), (3), and (6) of this section shall be credited to the department of insurance operating fund created under section 3901.021 of the Revised Code.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.68,HB 250, §1, eff. 3/22/2012.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.18,HB 300, §1, eff. 5/26/2010.
Effective Date: 09-01-2002; 04-27-2005; 09-29-2005; 2008 HB562 09-22-2008
Related Legislative Provision: See 128th General AssemblyFile No.18,HB 300, §6
See 128th General AssemblyFile No.18,HB 300, §5
See 128th General AssemblyFile No.18,HB 300, §3