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40-214. Conditions under which insurance may be written; certificate of authority; revocation, when; unlawful acts. It shall be unlawful for any person, company, corporation or fraternal benefit society to transact the business of insurance, indemnity or suretyship, or do any act toward transacting such business, unless such person, company, corporation or fraternal benefit society shall have been duly authorized under the laws of this state to transact such business and shall have received proper written authority from the commissioner of insurance in conformity with the provisions of the laws of this state relative to insurance, indemnity and suretyship, and further, it shall be unlawful for any insurance company to effect contracts of insurance in this state on the life or person of residents of this state or on property located in this state except through persons duly licensed and certified in accordance with the insurance laws of this state and subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 40-245, and amendments thereto. Neither the enrollment of individuals under a group policy nor the inclusion of insurance in a credit transaction under an arrangement for its purchase by the creditor in compliance with the applicable provisions of the uniform consumer credit code shall constitute the effecting of a contract of insurance.

It shall be unlawful for any insurance company organized under the laws of this state to do business in any other state or territory of the United States without being first legally admitted and authorized to do business under the laws of such state or territory, and the insurance commissioner may revoke the license of any insurance company organized under the laws of this state and doing business in another state or territory without being first authorized so to do, and may require said company to pay the taxes upon the business so unlawfully written to the state or territory in which the business was written as provided by the laws of said state or territory. A company shall be considered admitted and authorized for the purposes of this section when it has been legally authorized to operate in such other state or territory as a nonadmitted insurer.

History: L. 1927, ch. 231, 40-214; L. 1929, ch. 196, § 1; L. 1959, ch. 209, § 1; L. 1974, ch. 184, § 2; L. 1979, ch. 133, § 1; July 1.

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