2013 Mississippi Code
Title 83 - INSURANCE
Chapter 34 - WINDSTORM UNDERWRITING ASSOCIATION
§ 83-34-5 - Powers and duties
The association shall, pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and the plan of operation, and with respect to essential property insurance on insurable property, have the power:
(a) To issue policies of essential property insurance on insurable property to applicants;
(b) At its option, and with consent of the commissioner, to issue policies of related essential property insurance on insurable property to applicants;
(c) To purchase reinsurance for all or part of the risks of the association;
(d) To levy and collect regular assessments from assessable insurers;
(e) To issue bonds or incur other forms of indebtedness, including, but not limited to, loans, lines of credit or letters of credit;
(f) To establish underwriting criteria consistent with the provisions of this chapter and as approved by the commissioner;
(g) To invest and reinvest income and assets subject to the oversight of the commissioner;
(h) To enter into contractual agreements with third parties, including the Mississippi Windstorm Mitigation Coordinating Council, for the purposes of developing and implementing windstorm mitigation programs; and
(i) All other powers necessary to carry out the provisions and intent of this chapter.
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