2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 17B - INSURANCE
Section 17B:18-4 - Organization of stock or mutual insurer
17B:18-4. Organization of stock or mutual insurer
a. Ten or more persons may form a domestic stock or domestic mutual insurer to engage in the business of writing any or all of the kinds of insurance defined in sections 17B:17-3, 17B:17-4 and 17B:17-5 by signing a certificate stating their intention to form a corporation pursuant to this Code setting forth:
(1) The name of the insurer, which shall contain the words "insurance company" or words of similar connotation which shall not so closely resemble that of any existing insurer or other corporation as to be likely to mislead the public, and shall be approved by the commissioner;
(2) The place where its principal office in this State is to be located and the name of its agent at that office upon whom process may be served;
(3) The kind or kinds of insurance proposed to be written by the insurer, stating the section of this code defining the same;
(4) Whether the insurer is to be a stock or mutual insurer;
(5) If a stock insurer, the amount of its capital stock which shall not be less than that required by section 17B:18-35, the classes and number of shares of each into which it is divided and the par value of each share, which shall not be less than $5.00;
(6) The period, if any, limited for the duration of the insurer.
b. The certificate may contain such other particulars as may be necessary to explain and make manifest or limit the objects and purposes of the insurer, and such other provisions not inconsistent with this Code, or the Constitution or laws of this State, which the corporators may choose to insert for the conduct of the affairs of the insurer, the regulation of its business, or for defining, regulating and limiting the powers of the directors or stockholders.
c. No domestic stock insurer shall create more than one class of stock except, however, that preferred or non-voting stock, or both, may be issued if the amount of the stock so issued shall not at any time exceed the amount of common or voting stock, or both, then issued and outstanding, but preferred stock may be issued without limitation when such preferred stock is to be purchased or loaned upon by any corporation, association or agency created by or organized under any law of the United States of America.
d. A company may be formed:
(1) For the purpose of transacting one or more of the kinds of business described in sections 17B:17-3, 17B:17-4 and 17B:17-5; or
(2) For the purpose of transacting business described in section 17B:17-4 by complying with the provisions of this Code and of transacting any of those kinds of business other than those described in sections 17B:17-3, 17B:17-4 and 17A:17-5 by complying with the provisions of Title 17, not inconsistent with this Code.
L.1971, c. 144, s. 17B:18-4.