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Delaware Code Title 18. Insurance Code § 4109. Joint underwriting association

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(a) After hearing and upon promulgation of an order by the Commissioner pursuant to § 4108 of this title, a joint underwriting association shall be created consisting of all insurers authorized to write and engaged in writing within this State, on a direct basis, fire and extended coverage insurance, including insurers covering such perils in homeowners and commercial multiple peril package policies. Every such insurer shall be a member of the association and shall remain a member as a condition of its authority to continue to transact such kinds of insurance within this State.

(b) The association shall, pursuant to this chapter and the plan of operation and with respect to basic property insurance on qualified property, have the power to:

(1) Cause its members to issue policies of insurance to applicants;

(2) Assume reinsurance from members; and

(3) Cede reinsurance.

(c) Within 90 days following the effective date of the order of the Commissioner, the association shall submit to the Commissioner for review a proposed plan of operation, consistent with the provisions of this subchapter, which shall provide for economical, fair and nondiscriminatory administration and for the prompt and efficient provision of basic property insurance to promote orderly community development, including, but not limited to, preliminary assessment of all members for initial expenses necessary to commence operations, establishment of necessary facilities, management of the association, assessment of members to defray losses and expenses, commission arrangements, reasonable underwriting standards and limits of liability, acceptance and cession of reinsurance, and procedures for determining amounts of insurance to be provided.

(d) The plan of operation shall be subject to review by the Commissioner, after consultation with affected individuals and organizations, and shall take effect 10 days thereafter in the absence of any disapproval. If the Commissioner disapproves all or any part of the proposed plan of operation, the association shall, within 30 days, submit for review an appropriately revised plan of operation or part thereof, and, if the association fails to do so, or if the revised plan so filed is unacceptable, the Commissioner shall promulgate such a plan of operation or part thereof as the Commissioner may deem necessary to carry out the purpose of this subchapter.

(e) The association may, on its own initiative, or at the request of the Commissioner, amend the plan of operation or part thereof subject to review by the Commissioner.

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