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      RS 22:491     


§491.  Restrictions on insurance purchased by purchasing groups

A.  A purchasing group may not purchase insurance from a risk retention group that is not chartered in a state or from an insurer not admitted in the state in which the purchasing group is located, unless the purchase is effected through a licensed producer acting pursuant to the laws and regulations of such state.

B.  For purposes of this Section, a purchasing group is located in each and every state in which a member of the purchasing group has a risk or exposure where the liability insured against could arise.

C.  A purchasing group which obtains liability insurance from an insurer not admitted in this state or a risk retention group shall inform each of the members of the group which have a risk located in this state that the risk is not protected by the fund of an insurance guaranty association in this state and that the risk retention group or insurer may not be subject to all insurance laws and regulations of this state.

D.  No purchasing group may purchase insurance providing for a deductible or self-insured retention applicable to the group as a whole.  The insurance coverage may provide for a deductible or self-insured retention applicable to individual members.

E.  Any purchase of insurance by purchasing groups is subject to the same standards regarding aggregate limits which are applicable to all purchases of group insurance.

Acts 1987, No. 462, §1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Acts 1995, No. 1203, §1, eff. June 29, 1995; Redesignated from R.S. 22:2079 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2009, No. 503, §1.

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