3919.31 Organization of accident and health insurance companies.

Companies consisting of five or more citizens of this state may be organized under sections 3919.01 to 3919.38 of the Revised Code for the special purpose of insuring against accidental personal injury and loss of life sustained while traveling by railroad, steamboat, or other mode of conveyance, and against accidental loss of life and personal injury sustained by accident of any description whatever, and against expenses and loss of time occasioned by injury or sickness. The insurance may be on the terms and conditions, and for the periods of time, and confined to the countries, localities, and persons, that may at any time be provided for in the bylaws of the company.

This section does not prohibit accident and health insurance companies, organized under this section, from issuing life insurance when their surplus equals one hundred thousand dollars or more, provided that when such accident or accident and sickness insurance companies have become qualified to issue life insurance, they shall conform to and be controlled by Chapters 3911. and 3915. of the Revised Code, in the issuance of the life insurance.

Cite as R.C. § 3919.31

History. Effective Date: 10-23-1991