2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 613. Service insurance corporations.
613.19 Financial and contractual resources.

613.19

613.19 Financial and contractual resources.

613.19(1)

(1) Minimum permanent surplus. The commissioner may by rule establish the minimum permanent surplus for a corporation organized under this chapter. In the absence of such a rule, the minimum permanent surplus shall be $2,000,000 or such greater amount as the commissioner specifies by order.

613.19(2)

(2) Initial expendable surplus. A corporation organized under this chapter shall have an initial expendable surplus, after payment of all organizational expenses, of at least 50% of the minimum permanent surplus specified under sub. (1), or such other percentage as the commissioner specifies by order.

613.19(3)

(3) Providers' contracts. A service insurance corporation may make contracts with its members and other persons for the provision of services to policyholders in order to ensure performance of the insurance contracts to be issued. The selection of members and other providers with whom such contracts are made and the terms of the contracts, together with the surplus provided under subs. (1), (2) and (5), shall reflect the benefits and other terms provided in the insurance contracts and the number and distribution of existing and expected policyholders in such a way that it is reasonably to be expected that services will be provided as promised.

613.19(4)

(4) Assessments against policyholders. There may not be any assessments against policyholders.

613.19(5)

(5) Reduction of minimum surplus. The commissioner may by order reduce the minimum amounts of surplus required under subs. (1) and (2) if in the commissioner's opinion the extent and nature of providers' contracts under sub. (3), financial guarantees and other support by financially sound private or public corporations, a pressing social need in a particular community for the formation of a service insurance corporation, or other special circumstances, justify the proposed reduction in the required surplus. A person who will directly compete with the proposed insurer is aggrieved within the meaning of s. 601.62 (3) (a).

613.19(5m)

(5m) Capital requirements rule. Notwithstanding subs. (1), (2) and (5), the commissioner shall promulgate a rule that establishes for a corporation that is organized under this chapter and that is not a health maintenance organization insurer the same compulsory and security surplus requirements that apply to a corporation that is organized under ch. 611, subject to ch. 646 and authorized to write the same line of business as a corporation that is organized under this chapter and that is not a health maintenance organization insurer.

613.19(6)

(6) Health maintenance organization insurer. This section does not apply to a health maintenance organization insurer that is subject to s. 609.96.

613.19 - ANNOT.

History: 1975 c. 223, 421; 1979 c. 261; 1985 a. 335; 1989 a. 23; 1995 a. 236.

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