17:47-4. Certificate of authority; examination of underwriters; renewal
Upon the filing of the declaration, the commissioner shall examine it, and if it appears to him that all the statements made therein are true and that the rights of the policyholders will be protected thereunder, he may issue a certificate of authority to the underwriters under the name chosen and approved, stating that they are authorized to transact business in this state and specifying the particular kind or kinds of insurance they are authorized to transact. Prior to the issuance of the certificate of authority the commissioner may cause an examination to be made of the affairs and financial condition of the underwriters applying for the certificate.
The certificate of authority shall be renewed annually, and no person shall transact the business of insurance in this state for the underwriters until the certificate has been issued or during its suspension or revocation.
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