Code Section Group

Insurance Code - INS

DIVISION 2. CLASSES OF INSURANCE [1880 - 12880.5]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 145. )

PART 2. LIFE AND DISABILITY INSURANCE [10110 - 11549]

  ( Part 2 enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 145. )

CHAPTER 10A. Firemen's, Policemen's,or Peace Officers’ Benefit and Relief Associations [11400 - 11407]
  ( Chapter 10A added by Stats. 1935, Ch. 161. )

11400.
  

Firemen's, policemen’s or peace officers’ benefit and relief associations now existing, or which may be formed hereafter for the purpose of aiding their members or dependents of their members in case of sickness, accident, distress, or death, shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter. While such an association operates strictly in accordance with this chapter, it shall not be subject to any other provision of this code nor to any law of this State relating to insurance, whether now existing or hereafter enacted, except when expressly designated therein.

(Added by Stats. 1935, Ch. 161.)

11401.
  

(a) An association shall not operate or do business in this state without a certificate of authority. The commissioner shall issue a certificate of authority to any association unless he or she determines, after examination, that it does not comply with the provisions of this chapter. The filing fee for the application for the certificate of authority shall be one thousand four hundred ten dollars ($1,410).

(b) (1) On or before July 1, 2019, every association shall renew its certificate of authority.

(2)  After July 1, 2019, an association shall renew its certificate of authority every five years from the date it previously renewed its certificate of authority.

(c) (1) The commissioner may revoke the certificate of authority for an association that failed to renew its certificate of authority in compliance with subdivision (b), after giving reasonable written notice mailed to the last address of the association registered with the department.

(2) The commissioner may revoke the certificate of authority for an association that has a dissolved, suspended, or otherwise inactive status according to the records of the Secretary of State, after giving reasonable written notice mailed to the last address of the association registered with the department.

(3) To obtain a reissue of a certificate of authority revoked pursuant to this subdivision, an association shall apply to the commissioner pursuant to subdivision (a).

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 231, Sec. 17. (AB 2045) Effective January 1, 2019.)

11402.
  

Such association may be incorporated or unincorporated, but if incorporated it shall neither issue nor be authorized to issue shares of stock.

(Added by Stats. 1935, Ch. 161.)

11403.
  

The membership of such association shall consist solely of the following or any combination thereof:

(a) Members of police departments of municipal or public corporations or districts.

(b) Members of fire departments of municipal or public corporations or districts.

(c) Peace or law enforcement officers who are regular and salaried officers or employees of the state or of a single county or other political subdivision or public or municipal corporation.

(d) Persons who are emergency medical services personnel and employed by a fire department of a city, county, or district.

(e) Persons who at the time of becoming members of such association were qualified pursuant to subdivisions (a), (b), (c), or (d) of this section.

(Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 467, Sec. 1.)

11404.
  

Such association shall not pay, promise or agree to pay, either directly or indirectly, any consideration of any nature for the solicitation or procuring of members or applications for membership.

(Added by Stats. 1935, Ch. 161.)

11405.
  

The trustees, directors or governing body of such association, by whatever name their office is known or designated, shall be elected by the membership of the association.

(Added by Stats. 1935, Ch. 161.)

11406.
  

Moneys or property directly or indirectly contributed to such association by its members shall not be paid out as benefits to any persons other than its members, their dependents, or beneficiaries nominated in writing by them.

(Added by Stats. 1935, Ch. 161.)

11407.
  

Such association shall be supported mainly by contributions from its members, whether in the form of fees, dues, assessments, or otherwise, and by donations made to it from time to time.

(Added by Stats. 1935, Ch. 161.)

INSInsurance Code - INS