2010 Arkansas Code
23-72-109. Bylaws generally.
Title 23 - Public Utilities and Regulated Industries
Subtitle 3 - Insurance
Chapter 72 - Mutual Assessment Life and Disability Insurers
§ 23-72-109 - Bylaws generally.
(a) The insurer shall have bylaws which are not in conflict with the law of this state, to regulate and govern its affairs. Bylaws of both foreign and domestic insurers shall be subject to the applicable requirements of 23-69-119.
(b) The bylaws shall provide for periodic meetings of the members and how special meetings may be called. At all meetings each member shall be entitled to one (1) vote only on each question coming to a vote. The member may vote in person or by written proxy, and the proxy may be given in the application for membership. No proxy shall be irrevocable.
(c) The bylaws may provide for issuance of graded membership certificates and for the grading of rates and assessments according to the ages of members.
(d) If disability benefits are promised in membership certificates, adequate provisions shall be made in the bylaws for assessments to pay disability claims and expenses incident thereto, and the assessments shall not be used for the payment of claims other than disability.
(e) Every member of the insurer is bound by the insurer's bylaws as in existence at the time of joining or as thereafter amended.
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