Formation and operation of captive insurance companies
(1)No person shall engage in the business of insurance as a captive insurance company without first applying for and obtaining a certificate of authority from the commissioner stating that such person complies with the laws of this state. Applicants shall submit articles of incorporation or other documents of organization for examination. If accepted and approved by the commissioner and the attorney general, said articles or other documents of organization shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state. A copy of said articles or other documents of organization, certified by the secretary of state, shall be filed with the commissioner. Amendments to organizational documents shall be filed with the commissioner and in the office of the secretary of state.
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(a)Each captive insurance company shall pay to the division of insurance a nonrefundable application fee of five hundred dollars in addition to any reasonable expenses to be paid pursuant to section 10-6-120. Each captive insurance company shall pay an annual license fee of five hundred dollars.
(b)Notwithstanding the amount specified for any fee in paragraph (a) of this subsection (4), the commissioner by rule or as otherwise provided by law may reduce the amount of one or more of the fees if necessary pursuant to section 24-75-402 (3), C.R.S., to reduce the uncommitted reserves of the fund to which all or any portion of one or more of the fees is credited. After the uncommitted reserves of the fund are sufficiently reduced, the commissioner by rule or as otherwise provided by law may increase the amount of one or more of the fees as provided in section 24-75-402 (4), C.R.S.
(5)The principal and home office of every captive insurance company incorporated under this article shall be in the state of Colorado. Every captive insurance company shall maintain such books and records in this state as will enable the financial examination of the company by the commissioner.
(6)Group captive insurance companies shall limit their exposure to loss on any one risk or hazard to an amount not to exceed ten percent of capital and surplus, unless such risk or hazard is reinsured through an insurance company which is licensed or accredited in this state, or unless other safeguards to its financial solvency and stability are in place and are acceptable to the commissioner.
Section 10-6-107 — Formation and operation of captive insurance companies,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-10.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).