3927.01 Certificate of authority to transact business.

Except surety companies which are admitted to guarantee the fidelity of persons holding places of public or private trust, who may be required to or do in their trust capacity receive, hold, control, and disburse public or private moneys or property, and which are admitted to guarantee the performance of contracts other than insurance policies, and to execute and guarantee bonds required or permitted in all actions or proceedings, a company, association, or partnership which is incorporated, organized, or associated under the laws of another state or of a foreign government, for any purpose mentioned in Chapter 3925., 3927., 3929., 3931., or 3933. of the Revised Code which does a banking or other kind of business in connection with insurance, shall not, directly or indirectly, transact any business of insurance in this state until it procures from the superintendent of insurance a certificate of authority to do so. No person or corporation shall act as agent in this state for such a company, association, or partnership, directly or indirectly, in procuring applications for insurance, taking risks, or in any way transacting the business of insurance, until such person or corporation procures from the superintendent a license to do so, stating that the company, association, or partnership has complied with all the requirements of such chapters applicable to it, and until there is deposited a certified copy of such license in the office of the county recorder of the county in which the office or place of business of such agent is established. The county recorder shall retain the certified copy of such license for a minimum of two years from the date of filing.

Cite as R.C. § 3927.01

History. Effective Date: 01-13-1978