Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 69L-5.225 - Requirements

Current through Reg. 47, No. 249; December 28, 2021

An entity applying for a self-insurance authorization pursuant to paragraph 440.38(1)(b), F.S., shall meet the following requirements and shall submit a completed application package at least ninety (90) days prior to the desired effective date of the self-insurance authorization:

(1) Net Worth - The applicant's most recent audited Financial Statements shall show a Net Worth of the greater of $10,000,000 U.S. or three (3) times Standard Premium. For purposes of meeting the Net Worth requirement, the Net Worths of the companies comprising an Affiliated Self-Insurer may be combined.
(2) Financial Strength - A current Credit Rating of not less than "Ba3", "BB-", or "BB-" issued by Moody's Investors Services, Standard & Poor's or Fitch Ratings, respectively. In the event an applicant does not have a current published Credit Rating, the Association shall determine an equivalent rating by performing an analysis of the Financial Statements provided in accordance with Rules 69L-5.209 and 69L-5.225, F.A.C., the foregoing financial strength requirement shall be based on the equivalent rating as the Credit Rating. An applicant that disagrees with the equivalent rating may provide a current Credit Rating. If the applicant provides a current Credit Rating, the financial strength requirement shall be based on the current Credit Rating instead of the equivalent rating.
(3) Financial Statements - An applicant shall have at least three (3) years of Financial Statements in the name of the applicant. The Financial Statements for the most recent year shall be audited in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards. If the Financial Statements for the two (2) years prior to the most recent year have been audited in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, the audit reports(s) on these Financial Statements shall also be submitted.
(4) An applicant that does not have three (3) years of Financial Statements in its own name due to a recent purchase or merger, may use the Financial Statements of its predecessor(s), provided there has been no change to the structure of the entity or the line of business which would adversely affect the applicant's financial condition.
(5) Security Deposit - The applicant shall provide a Security Deposit that conforms to the requirements of Rule 69L-5.218, F.A.C. In the event the applicant meets the above financial strength requirement, but does not have an Investment Grade Credit Rating, the applicant shall provide a Security Deposit in an amount equal to the actuarially determined outstanding loss reserves forecasted to a date one year in the future, discounted to such forecasted date using a four percent (4%) discount rate, as calculated in its Actuarial Report. In no case, shall the amount of the Security Deposit be less than $100,000.
(6) Specific Excess Insurance Policy Requirements - The applicant shall provide proof of a Specific Excess Insurance Policy that conforms to the requirements of Rule 69L-5.219, F.A.C.
(7) Provision of Benefits and a Safe Working Environment - The applicant shall provide a completed Form DFS-F2-SI-19 (Certification of Servicing for Self-Insurers), effective 08/09, as previously incorporated by reference in Rule 69L-5.216, F.A.C., detailing the proposed servicing arrangements and accompanying documentation that conforms to the requirements of Rule 69L-5.216, F.A.C.
(8) In order for an application to be considered complete, all required documents must be submitted, including the Security Deposit, proof of Specific Excess Insurance Policy, and Certification of Servicing for Self-Insurers.

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Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 69L-5.225

Rulemaking Authority 440.38(1), (2), (3), 440.385(6), 440.591 FS. Law Implemented 440.38(1), (2), (3), 440.385(1), (3), (6) FS.

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