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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 624
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F.S. 624.4361
624.4361 Definitions.As used in ss. 624.436-624.446:
(1) “Arrangement” means a multiple-employer welfare arrangement.
(2) “Fund balance” means total statutory assets in excess of total statutory liabilities, except that assets pledged to secure debts not reflected on the books of the multiple-employer welfare arrangement shall not be included in the fund balance. “Fund balance” includes other contributed capital, retained earnings, and surplus notes.
(3) “Insolvent” or “insolvency” means that all the assets of the multiple-employer welfare arrangement, if made immediately available, would not be sufficient to discharge all of its liabilities, or that the multiple-employer welfare arrangement is unable to pay its debts as they become due in the usual course of business.
(4) “Reporting period” means the annual accounting period or fiscal year of the multiple-employer welfare arrangement.
(5) “Statutory accounting principles” means generally accepted accounting principles, except as modified by part I of chapter 625 and by rules adopted by the commission which recognize the difference between an arrangement and an insurer.
(6) “Surplus notes” means funds borrowed by a multiple-employer welfare arrangement which result in a written instrument which includes all of the following:
(a) The effective date, amount, interest, and parties involved are clearly set forth.
(b) The principal sum and any interest accrued thereon are subject to and subordinate to all other liabilities of the multiple-employer welfare arrangement.
(c) The instrument states that the parties agree that the multiple-employer welfare arrangement shall satisfy the office that all claims of participants and general creditors of the organization have been paid or otherwise discharged prior to any payment of interest or repayment of principal.
(d) The instrument is executed by both parties and a certified copy of the instrument is filed with the office.
(e) The parties agree not to modify, terminate, or cancel the surplus note without the prior approval of the office.
(7) “Qualified actuary” means an actuary who is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries or the Society of Actuaries and has experience in establishing rates for a self-insured trust and the health services being provided. 23, 188, ch. 91-108; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 808, ch. 2003-261.