(1) Twenty-five or more persons domiciled in this state may organize a domestic reciprocal
insurer and in compliance with this code make application to the commissioner for
a certificate of authority to transact insurance.
(2) When applying for a certificate of authority, the original subscribers and the
proposed attorney shall fulfill the requirements of and shall execute and file with
the commissioner a declaration setting forth:
(a) the name of the insurer;
(b) the location of the insurer's principal office, which shall be the same as that
of the attorney and shall be maintained within this state;
(c) the kinds of insurance proposed to be transacted;
(d) the names and addresses of the original subscribers;
(e) the designation and appointment of the proposed attorney and a copy of the power
(f) the names and addresses of the officers and directors of the attorney, if a corporation,
or of its members, if a firm;
(g) the powers of the subscribers' advisory committee and the names and terms of office
of the members thereof;
(h) that all moneys paid to the reciprocal, after deducting therefrom any sum payable
to the attorney, shall be held in the name of the insurer and for the purposes specified
in the subscriber's agreement;
(i) a copy of the subscriber's agreement;
(j) a statement that each of the original subscribers has in good faith applied for
insurance of the kind proposed to be transacted, and that the insurer has received
from each such subscriber the full premium or premium deposit required for the policy
applied for, for a term of not less than six months at the rate theretofore filed
with and approved by the commissioner;
(k) a statement of the financial condition of the insurer, a schedule of its assets,
and a statement that the surplus as required by RCW 48.10.070 is on hand;
(l) a copy of each policy, endorsement, and application form it then proposes to issue
Such declaration shall be acknowledged by each such subscriber and by the attorney
in the manner required for the acknowledgment of deeds to real estate.
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