Section 627.3515, Florida Statutes 2001
627.3515 Market assistance plan; property and casualty risks.--
(1) The department shall adopt a market assistance plan to assist in the placement of risks of applicants who are unable to procure property insurance as defined in s. 624.604 or casualty insurance as defined in s. 624.605(1)(b), (e), (f), (g), or (h) from authorized insurers when such insurance is otherwise generally available from insurers authorized to transact and actually writing that kind and class of insurance in this state. Through such measures as are found appropriate by the board of governors, the market assistance plan shall take affirmative steps to assist in the removal from the Residential Property and Casualty Joint Underwriting Association any risk that can be placed in the voluntary market. All property and casualty insurers licensed in this state shall participate in the plan.
(2)(a) Each person serving as a member of the board of governors of the Residential Property and Casualty Joint Underwriting Association shall also serve as a member of the board of governors of the market assistance plan.
(b) The plan shall be funded through payments from the Residential Property and Casualty Joint Underwriting Association and annual assessments of residential property insurers in the amount of $450.
(c) The plan is not required to assist in the placement of any workers' compensation, employer's liability, malpractice, or motor vehicle insurance coverage.
History.--s. 1, ch. 85-92; s. 43, ch. 86-160; s. 1, ch. 86-286; s. 6, ch. 88-390; ss. 26, 114, ch. 92-318; s. 12, ch. 95-276; s. 3, ch. 96-377.