2013 Maryland Code
§ 3-221 - Mergers and conversions
(a) A domestic reciprocal insurer may merge with another reciprocal insurer or be converted to a stock insurer or mutual insurer if:
(1) at least two-thirds of the subscribers who vote on the merger or conversion after notice vote in favor of the merger or conversion; and
(2) the Commissioner approves the terms of the merger or conversion.
(b) The Commissioner may not approve a plan for merger or conversion unless:
(1) the plan is equitable to subscribers; and
(2) for conversion to a stock insurer, the plan gives each subscriber:
(i) preferential right to acquire stock of the proposed stock insurer proportionate to the subscriber’s interest in the reciprocal insurer; and
(ii) a reasonable length of time to exercise the preferential right.
(c) If a domestic reciprocal insurer converts to a stock insurer or mutual insurer, the successor stock insurer or mutual insurer is subject to the same capital or surplus requirements and has the same rights as a like domestic insurer that transacts like kinds of insurance business.
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