Current with effective changes from the 2021 Legislative Session
Section 22:1905 - Domestic insurer prohibited from issuing policies in state where unauthorized; commissioner's approval requiredA. Subject to the exceptions set forth in Subsection C of this Section, no domestic insurer shall enter into a contract of insurance upon the life or person of a resident of another state, or covering property or risks located in another state, unless such insurer is authorized pursuant to the laws of such other state to do business therein.B. Subject to the exceptions set forth in Subsection C of this Section, no domestic insurer shall offer or issue policies in another state until after the commissioner has granted his approval of the proposed issuance of policies in the other state. In determining whether such approval shall be granted to the insurer, the commissioner shall consider and evaluate the potential impact of such issuance to the interests of the Louisiana policyholders of the domestic insurer.C. The following constitute the exceptions to the provisions of Subsections A and B of this Section: (1) Contracts entered into where the prospective insured is personally present in a state in which the insurer is authorized to do business when he signs the application.(2) Issuance of certificates under any lawfully transacted group life, group accident, group health, or other group disability policy, where the master policy is entered into in a state in which the insurer is authorized to do business.(3) Contracts made pursuant to a pension or retirement plan of an employer, when such contracts are applied for in a state where the employer is personally present or doing business and the insurer is authorized to do business.(4) The renewal, reinstatement, conversion, or continuance in force with or without modification of contracts otherwise lawfully entered into and which were not originally executed in violation of this Section.Acts 1958, No. 125. Amended by Acts 1960, No. 144, §1; Acts 1989, No. 449, §1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989; Redesignated from R.S. 22:1251 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2012, No. 271, §1.
Former R.S. 22:1905 redesignated as R.S. 22:386 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.