2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 17B - INSURANCE
Section 17B:18-68 - Surplus, capital required

17B:18-68. Surplus, capital required

2. Except as provided by section 3 of P.L.1993, c.235 (C.17B:18-69), no domestic insurer shall commence business in this State unless the insurer has surplus and capital actually paid in cash of at least the following amounts, and no domestic insurer shall otherwise continue to transact business in this State unless it has surplus and capital of at least the following amounts:

a. For either kind or both kinds of business specified in N.J.S.17B:17-3 and N.J.S.17B:17-5, $1,000,000 in capital and $4,000,000 in surplus for a stock insurer, and $4,000,000 in surplus for a mutual insurer;

b. For the kind of business specified in N.J.S.17B:17-4, $700,000 in capital and $2,800,000 in surplus for a stock insurer, and $3,000,000 in surplus for a mutual insurer; and

c. For all three kinds of business specified in N.J.S.17B:17-3, N.J.S.17B:17-4 and N.J.S.17B:17-5, $1,530,000 in capital and $6,120,000 in surplus for a stock insurer, and $6,300,000 in surplus for a mutual insurer.

For purposes of this section, "surplus" means unencumbered assets in excess of capital and all required reserves and other liabilities.

L.1993,c.235,s.2; amended 1995,c.380,s.1.

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