(1) No security or investment (other than real property and personal property acquired under s. 625.333) shall be eligible for acquisition unless it is interest-bearing or interest-accruing, is entitled to receive dividends if and when declared and paid or is otherwise income-producing, is not then in default in any respect, and the insurer is entitled to receive for its exclusive account and benefit the interest or income accruing thereon.
(2) No security or investment shall be eligible for purchase at a price above its market value unless it is approved by the office and is made in accordance with valuation procedures of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners which have been adopted by the commission.
(3) No provision of this part shall prohibit the acquisition by an insurer of other or additional securities or property if received as a dividend, as a lawful distribution of assets, or under a lawful and bona fide agreement of bulk reinsurance, merger, or consolidation. Any investment so acquired which is not otherwise eligible under this part shall be disposed of pursuant to s. 625.338 if property or securities.
History.—s. 128, ch. 59-205; s. 1, ch. 70-188; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 99, 122, 809(1st), ch. 82-243; s. 10, ch. 82-386; s. 80, ch. 83-216; ss. 187, 188, ch. 91-108; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 880, ch. 2003-261.