(215 ILCS 5/43) (from Ch. 73, par. 655)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 43. Minimum surplus requirements.
    (1) No company organized after December 31, 1985 under this Article may receive a certificate of authority from the Director to issue policies or contracts of insurance until it has complied with the requirements in respect of original surplus applicable to the class or classes and clause or clauses of section 4 describing the kind or kinds of insurance it is organized to write, as set forth in the following table:
Life, Accident, Health and Legal Expense
        (a) Class 1, Clauses (a), (b) or (c), a surplus of at
    
least $2,000,000; more than one clause, a surplus of at least $2,000,000.
Casualty, Fidelity and Surety
        (b) Class 2, Clauses (a), (b), (c), (d), (g), (h),
    
(i) or (j), a surplus of at least $2,000,000; more than one clause, a surplus of at least $2,000,000.
Fire, Marine and Legal Expense
        (c) Class 2, Clauses (e), (f), (k), (1) or Class 3,
    
any or all clauses or any combination thereof, a surplus of at least $1,000,000.
Multiple Line
        (d) Class 2, any or all clauses other than those
    
specified in (c) above, and Class 3, any or all clauses, a surplus of at least $2,000,000.
Glass and Livestock and Domestic Animals
        (e) Class 2, Clause (f) only or (k) only, $250,000;
    
provided any company to which this subparagraph is applicable shall not expose itself to any loss on any one risk in an amount exceeding $5,000.
    (2) Every company subject to this Article and organized on or after June 28, 1965 must have and at all times maintain a minimum surplus equal to 2/3 of the original surplus required for that particular company at the time it was organized. Any such company organized prior to June 28, 1965 must have and at all times maintain a minimum surplus equal to that which would have been required for that particular company at the time it was issued a Certificate of Authority. Any company which has added any clause or clauses must have and at all times maintain minimum surplus not less than the minimum surplus requirement applicable to the class or classes and clause or clauses of Section 4 at the time that the additional clause or clauses are authorized. Any company organized prior to October 1, 1972 must have and at all times maintain, in addition to the minimum surplus required to be maintained by that particular company, additional minimum surplus of not less than $300,000.
    (3) Any company organized prior to January 1, 1986 and regulated under this Article, in addition to the minimum surplus which is required by paragraph (2) of this Section must have by December 31, 1986 and at all times maintain until December 31, 1990 additional minimum surplus of $200,000.
    (4) Provided, however, mutual companies organized prior to October 1, 1972 and authorized to engage only in insurance business as specified in Class 2(f) of Section 4 on an assessable basis shall not be required to establish an additional minimum surplus as provided herein.
    (5) Subsections (2) and (3) shall be applicable until December 31, 1990 for all companies organized prior to January 1, 1986; thereafter, such companies must have and maintain surplus as required by subsections (7) and (8).
    (6) Every company subject to this Article and organized after December 31, 1985 under this Article must maintain minimum surplus applicable to the class or classes and clause or clauses of Section 4 describing the kind or kinds of insurance which it is authorized to write, as follows:
Life, Accident, Health and Legal Expense
        (a) Class 1, Clauses (a), (b) or (c), a surplus of at
    
least $1,500,000; more than one clause, a surplus of at least $1,500,000.
Casualty, Fidelity and Surety
        (b) Class 2, Clauses (a), (b), (c), (d), (g), (h),
    
(i) or (j), a surplus of at least $1,500,000; more than one clause, a surplus of at least $1,500,000.
Fire, Marine and Legal Expense
        (c) Class 2, Clauses (e), (f), (k), (1) or Class 3,
    
any or all clauses or any combination thereof, a surplus of at least $700,000.
Multiple Line
        (d) Class 2, any or all clauses other than those
    
specified in (c) above, and Class 3, any or all clauses, a surplus of at least $1,500,000.
Glass and Livestock and Domestic Animals
        (e) Class 2, Clause (f) only or (k) only, $150,000;
    
provided any company to which this subparagraph is applicable shall not expose itself to any loss on any one risk in an amount exceeding $5,000.
    (7) Any company organized prior to January 1, 1986, regulated under this Article must have by December 31, 1990, and thereafter maintain until December 31, 1995, surplus not less than the minimum applicable to the class or classes and clause or clauses of Section 4 describing the kind or kinds of insurance which it is authorized to write, as follows:
Life, Accident, Health and Legal Expense
        (a) Class 1, Clauses (a), (b) or (c), a surplus of at
    
least $1,200,000; more than one clause, a surplus of at least $1,200,000.
Casualty, Fidelity and Surety
        (b) Class 2, Clauses (a), (b), (c), (d), (g), (h),
    
(i) or (j), a surplus of at least $1,200,000; more than one clause, a surplus of at least $1,200,000.
Fire, Marine and Legal Expense
        (c) Class 2, Clauses (e), (f), (k), (1) or Class 3,
    
any or all clauses or any combination thereof, a surplus of at least $600,000.
Multiple Line
        (d) Class 2, any or all clauses other than those
    
specified in (c) above, and Class 3, any or all clauses, a surplus of at least $1,200,000.
Glass and Livestock and Domestic Animals
        (e) Class 2, Clause (f) only or (k) only, $100,000;
    
provided any company to which this subparagraph is applicable shall not expose itself to any loss on any one risk in an amount exceeding $5,000.
    (8) Any company organized prior to January 1, 1986, regulated under this Article must have by December 31, 1995, and thereafter maintain at all times, surplus not less than the minimum applicable to the class or classes and clause or clauses of Section 4 describing the kind or kinds of insurance which it is authorized to write, as follows:
Life, Accident, Health and Legal Expense
        (a) Class 1, Clauses (a), (b) or (c), a surplus of at
    
least $1,500,000; more than one clause, a surplus of at least $1,500,000.
Casualty, Fidelity and Surety
        (b) Class 2, Clauses (a), (b), (c), (d), (g), (h),
    
(i) or (j), a surplus of at least $1,500,000; more than one clause, a surplus of at least $1,500,000.
Fire, Marine and Legal Expense
        (c) Class 2, Clauses (e), (f), (k), (1) or Class 3,
    
any or all clauses or any combination thereof, a surplus of at least $700,000.
Multiple Line
        (d) Class 2, any or all clauses other than those
    
specified in (c) above, and Class 3, any or all clauses, a surplus of at least $1,500,000.
Glass and Livestock and Domestic Animals
        (e) Class 2, Clause (f) only or (k) only, $150,000;
    
provided any company to which this subparagraph is applicable shall not expose itself to any loss on any one risk in an amount exceeding $5,000.
    (9) The Director shall take action under Section 60 of this Code against any company which fails to maintain the minimum surplus required by this section. The words "minimum surplus" mean the "surplus as regards policyholders", as it appears on the annual statement of a mutual company on the usual and proper annual statement form prescribed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
(Source: P.A. 84-934.)