1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Insurance
  4. Article 41: Property/casualty Insurance Companies


Section 4104 Deposits

Insurance (ISC)

(a) Before being licensed to write one or more of the kinds of insurance defined respectively in the following paragraphs of subsection (a) of section one thousand one hundred thirteen of this chapter: burglary and theft (7), glass (8), boiler and machinery (9), elevator (10), animal (11), personal injury liability (13), property damage liability (14), workers' compensation and employers' liability (15), fidelity and surety (16), or credit (17), a domestic property/casualty insurance company shall have made a deposit with the superintendent of eligible securities in an amount of at least five hundred thousand dollars or the amount required as paid-in capital or minimum surplus for the kind or kinds of insurance which such company is to be licensed to write, whichever is the lesser, but in no event shall the amount of the deposit be less than four hundred thousand dollars for any stock company writing any two kinds of insurance designated in this subsection.

  (b) Before being licensed pursuant to subsection (c) of section four thousand one hundred two of this article to reinsure risks or to write insurance on risks outside of the United States, its territories and possessions, a domestic property/casualty insurance company shall have made a deposit with the superintendent of eligible securities in an amount of at least three million dollars. Such deposit shall be inclusive of any deposit required by subsection (a) or (c) hereof.

  (c) Before being authorized to issue non-assessable policies pursuant to section four thousand one hundred thirteen of this article, a domestic mutual property/casualty insurance company shall have made a deposit with the superintendent of eligible securities in an amount of at least five hundred thousand dollars. Such deposit shall be inclusive of any deposit required by subsection (a) or (b) hereof.

  (d) Before being granted any license or renewal license, every foreign property/casualty insurance company shall have made a deposit with the superintendent of eligible securities in an amount not less than the amount required for a similar domestic property/casualty insurance company. The superintendent shall accept in lieu of such deposit a certificate of the proper state officer of the state under whose laws such company is organized showing that such company has deposited with the proper officer of such state, in trust for the benefit and protection of, or for the security of, all of its policyholders, or of all of its policyholders and creditors, securities valued at an amount not less than the amount hereinbefore specified. Such certificate and deposit shall be governed by the provisions of sections one thousand three hundred eighteen and one thousand three hundred nineteen of this chapter.

  (e) The dollar amounts of the deposits specified in subsections (a) and (c) hereof shall be reduced by fifty percent for any property/casualty insurance company initially licensed to do business in this state prior to July first, nineteen hundred eighty-two.

  * SPECIAL NOTE.--Notwithstanding that Chapter 585 of the Laws of 1984:

  Bill sections 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 9 of such chapter amend provisions of the former Insurance Law that are not possible to juxtapose at this time due to the highly technical nature of such changes and will need future corrective legislation to implement such provisions into the new Insurance Law as enacted by such Chapter 367 of the Laws of 1984.