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      RS 22:331     



§331. Foreign or alien insurers may be admitted

            A. Any foreign or alien insurer, including reciprocals, Lloyds, and fraternals, may be admitted to transact business in this state, upon complying with the provisions of this Subpart, and all other applicable provisions of this Code, to transact the kind or kinds of business which a similar domestic insurer may legally transact under this Code, except nonprofit funeral insurance, and life, health and accident insurers on the cooperative or assessment plan, provided insurers admitted to transact the kinds of business provided in Subparts D and E of this Part, R.S. 22:131 et seq. and R.S. 22:141 et seq., shall meet the requirements for life insurers under R.S. 22:81 through 95 and Subpart C of this Part, R.S. 22:111 et seq.

            B. Any foreign insurance company which has been licensed to do the business of life insurance in this state continuously during a period of ten years next preceding October 1, 1948, may continue to be licensed to do the kind or kinds of insurance business which it was authorized to do immediately prior to October 1, 1948.

            C.(1) The commissioner of insurance may issue a certificate of authority, as provided in R.S. 22:336, admitting a foreign insurer to transact the business of health and accident insurance as defined in R.S. 22:47.

            (2) The commissioner may waive those provisions of this Title necessary to admit a foreign insurer to transact the business of health and accident insurance as defined in R.S. 22:47 within the state.

            (3) The commissioner shall not waive any provision of this Title unrelated to the disparate treatment of domestic and foreign insurers with respect to licensure and solvency requirements.

            Acts 1958, No. 125; Redesignated from R.S. 22:981 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2009, No. 503, §1; Acts 2015, No. 224, §1.

NOTE: Former R.S. 22:331 redesignated as R.S. 22:191 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.

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