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§ 4-101. Certificate of authority required to act as insurer and engage in insurance business

West's Annotated Code of MarylandInsurance

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Insurance (Refs & Annos)
Title 4. General Requirements for Insurers
Subtitle 1. Certificates of Authority (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Insurance, § 4-101
§ 4-101. Certificate of authority required to act as insurer and engage in insurance business
In general
(a)(1) Except as otherwise provided in this article, a person may not act as an insurer and an insurer may not engage in the insurance business in the State unless the person has a certificate of authority issued by the Commissioner.
(2) An insurer may not have or maintain in this State an office, representative, or other facility to solicit or service any kind of insurance in another state unless the insurer is then authorized to engage in the same kind of insurance business in this State.
Activities not requiring certificate of authority
(b) A certificate of authority is not required for an insurer to engage in:
(1) transactions that relate to policies that were lawfully written in the State, or the liquidation of assets and liabilities of the insurer, including the collection of premiums on existing policies, resulting from former authorized operations of the insurer in the State;
(2) transactions that occur after issuance of a policy that covers only subjects of insurance not resident, located, or expressly to be performed in the State at the time of issuance, or that covers property in the course of transportation by land, air, or water to, from, or through the State, including any incidental preparation and storage, and the coverage was lawfully solicited, written, and delivered outside the State;
(3) transactions that relate to surplus lines coverages lawfully written under Title 3, Subtitle 3 of this article; or
(4) reinsurance transactions, except as to domestic reinsurers.


Added by Acts 1995, c. 36, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1997.
Formerly Art. 48A, §§ 42, 43.
MD Code, Insurance, § 4-101, MD INSURANCE § 4-101
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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