(a) A domestic reciprocal insurer formed under this chapter, if it has otherwise complied with the applicable provisions of this title, may be authorized to transact insurance if it has, and thereafter maintains, surplus funds as follows:
(1) To transact property insurance, surplus funds of not less than $200,000.00; and
(2) To transact casualty insurance, surplus funds of not less than $300,000.00.
(b) In addition to surplus required to be maintained under subsection (a) of this section, the insurer shall have, when first so authorized, expendable surplus in amount as required of a like foreign reciprocal insurer under Section 27-3-8.
(c) A domestic reciprocal insurer may be authorized to transact additional kinds of insurance if it has otherwise complied with the provisions of this title therefor and possesses and so maintains surplus funds in amount equal to the minimum capital stock required of a stock insurer for authority to transact a like combination of kinds of insurance, but subject to subsection (b) of Section 27-3-8 as to additional kinds of insurance and surplus required therefor during the first five years.