Section 27-11-2

Prohibition against transaction of insurance business, etc., in state without license; exceptions.

It shall be unlawful for any insurer to transact the business of insurance in this state or to enter into a contract for insurance in this state without first obtaining a license or certificate of authority from the commissioner. This unauthorized insurers law shall not apply to:

(1) Contracts of insurance procured pursuant to the surplus line insurance law;

(2) Transactions in this state involving contracts of insurance lawfully entered into, written and the policy delivered outside of this state covering subjects of insurance not resident, located or expressly to be performed in this state at the time of issuance and transactions subsequent to the making of such contract and the issuance of such policy;

(3) Reinsurance contracts;

(4) Transactions in this state involving group or blanket insurance and group annuities where the master policy or contract was lawfully issued and delivered in a state in which the insurer was authorized to transact business;

(5) Transportation insurance;

(6) Insurance on property or operation of railroads engaged in interstate commerce;

(7) Insurance of aircraft owned or operated by manufacturers of aircraft or aircraft operated in scheduled interstate flight or cargo of such aircraft or against liability, other than workmen's compensation and the employer's liability, arising out of the ownership, maintenance, or use of such aircraft;

(8) The property and operations of shipbuilding and ship repair industry engaged in interstate or foreign commerce and vessels, cargoes, watercraft, piers, wharves, graving docks, dry docks, marine railways and building ways, commonly known as wet marine;

(9) Transactions in this state involving a policy or contract of insurance issued prior to 60 days after the effective date of this title; or

(10) Contracts of insurance issued to an industrial insured, defined as an insured:

a. Which procures the insurance of any risk by use or services of a full-time employee acting as an insurance manager or buyer or the services of a regularly and continuously retained, qualified insurance consultant;

b. Whose aggregate annual premiums for insurance on all risks other than workmen's compensation and group insurance, total at least $25,000.00; and

c. Which has at least 25 employees.

(Acts 1971, No. 407, p. 707, §221.)