2013 Mississippi Code
Title 83 - INSURANCE
Chapter 15 - TITLE INSURANCE
§ 83-15-5 - Capital requirements


MS Code § 83-15-5 (2013) What's This?

(1) A corporation created as herein provided shall not issue any title insurance policy until it has capital of not less than One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($ 150,000.00) and surplus of not less than Seventy-five Thousand Dollars ($ 75,000.00). The total amount of any policy issued by such corporation without reinsurance shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the capital and surplus of the company, as reflected by its latest statement to the commissioner. In transactions where a primary risk is carried by another title insurance company, a domestic title insurance company may issue its reinsurance or coinsurance for an amount not exceeding its capital and surplus.

(2) A corporation created as herein provided shall deposit with the State Treasurer fifty percent (50%) of its capital stock, either in cash or in such bonds or securities in which the company is authorized by law to invest its funds. Upon such deposit and evidence, by affidavit or otherwise, satisfactory to the Commissioner of Insurance that the capital and surplus is all paid in and that the company is the actual and unqualified owner of the securities representing the paid-up capital and surplus, he shall issue to the company his certificate authorizing it to transact business in this state.

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