3941.06 Conditions for issuance or renewal of license.

No domestic mutual company shall issue policies or effect insurance until the superintendent of insurance has licensed it to do so; nor shall the license be issued or renewed unless the company complies, as to each kind of insurance that it effects, with the following conditions:

(A) It shall hold bona fide applications for insurance upon which it shall issue simultaneously, or it shall have in force, at least twenty policies to at least twenty members for the same kind of insurance upon not less than one hundred separate risks, each within the maximum single risk described in division (B) of this section.

(B) "The maximum single risk" shall not exceed twenty per cent of the admitted assets or three times the average risk or one per cent of the insurance in force, whichever is greater, any reinsurance taking effect simultaneously with the policy being deducted in determining the maximum single risk.

(C) It shall have collected a premium upon each application, which premium shall be held in cash or securities in which insurance companies are authorized to invest and shall be equal, in case of fire insurance to not less than twice the maximum single risk assumed subject to one fire, and in any other kind of insurance to not less than five times the maximum single risk assumed, nor shall the admitted assets in any case be less than two hundred thousand dollars. The requirement of admitted assets of not less than two hundred thousand dollars does not apply to any mutual fire insurance association organized under section 3939.01 of the Revised Code or to the renewal of licenses of any companies organized prior to September 1, 1961, under section 3941.02 of the Revised Code and licensed by the superintendent. Any mutual fire insurance association organized under section 3939.01 of the Revised Code, in order to reorganize as a mutual fire insurance company in accordance with section 3939.10 of the Revised Code, shall have assets as follows:

(1) Not less than fifty thousand dollars if authorized to transact the kind of insurance described in division (A)(1), (2), or (7) of section 3929.01 of the Revised Code;

(2) Not less than fifty thousand dollars if authorized to transact the kind of insurance described in division (A)(3), (4), (5), (6), (8), (9), (10), (11), (12), (13), (14), (15), (16), (17), (18), (21), (22), (23), (24), (25), or (26), of section 3929.01 of the Revised Code;

(3) Not less than one hundred thousand dollars if authorized to transact the kind of insurance described in division (A)(19) or (20) of section 3929.01 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 08-08-1991