Part I Insurer Insolvency: Rehabilitation and Liquidation 631.001 – 631.401
Part II Florida Insurance Guaranty of Payments 631.50 – 631.70
Part III Life and Health Insurance Guaranty of Payments 631.711 – 631.737
Part IV Health Maintenance Organization Consumer Assistance Plan 631.811 – 631.828
Part V Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association 631.901 – 631.932

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 631

  • Account: means one of the accounts created by…. See Florida Statutes 631.54
  • Account: means any of the three accounts created in…. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • Acquired entity: means the entity that has all of one or more of its classes or series of interests acquired in an interest exchange. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Acquiring entity: means the entity that acquires all of one or more classes or series of interests of the acquired entity in an interest exchange. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Agency: means the Agency for Health Care Administration. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Articles of conversion: means the articles of conversion required under…. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Articles of domestication: means the articles of domestication required under…. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Articles of interest exchange: means the articles of interest exchange required under…. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Articles of merger: means the articles of merger required under…. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Articles of organization: means the articles of organization required under…. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Assessment year: means the 12-month period, which may begin on the first day of any calendar quarter, whether January 1, April 1, July 1, or October 1, as specified in an order issued by the office directing insurers to pay an assessment to the association. See Florida Statutes 631.54
  • Association: means the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association, Incorporated. See Florida Statutes 631.54
  • Association: means the Florida Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association created in…. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • Authorized representative: means :
    (a) In the case of the formation of a limited liability company, a person authorized by a prospective member of the limited liability company to form the company by executing and filing its articles of organization with the department. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Board: means the board of directors of the plan. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Business day: means Monday through Friday, excluding any day that a national banking association is not open for normal business transactions. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Contractual obligations: means any obligation under covered health care policies. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Conversion: means a transaction authorized under ss. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Converted entity: means the converting entity as it continues in existence after a conversion. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Converting entity: means the domestic entity that approves a plan of conversion pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Copayment: means a specific dollar amount, except as otherwise provided for by statute, that the subscriber must pay upon receipt of covered health care services. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Corporation: means the Florida Workers' Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association, Incorporated. See Florida Statutes 631.904
  • Covered claim: means an unpaid claim, including one of unearned premiums, which arises out of, and is within the coverage, and not in excess of, the applicable limits of an insurance policy to which this part applies, issued by an insurer, if such insurer becomes an insolvent insurer and the claimant or insured is a resident of this state at the time of the insured event or the property from which the claim arises is permanently located in this state. See Florida Statutes 631.54
  • covered claim: includes unpaid claims under any employer liability coverage of a workers' compensation policy limited to the lesser of $300,000 or the limits of the policy. See Florida Statutes 631.904
  • Covered policy: means any policy or contract set out in…. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • Date of insolvency: means the effective date of an order of liquidation entered by a court of competent jurisdiction. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Day: means a calendar day. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Debtor in bankruptcy: means a person who is the subject of:
    (a) An order for relief under Title 11 of the United States Code or a successor statute of general application; or
    (b) A comparable order under federal, state, or foreign law governing insolvency. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Department: means the Department of State. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Distribution: means a transfer of money or other property from a limited liability company to a person on account of a transferable interest or in the person's capacity as a member. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Domesticating entity: means a non-United States entity that approves a domestication pursuant to the law of its jurisdiction of formation. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Domestication: means a transaction authorized under ss. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Entity: means any legal entity with continuing existence, including, but not limited to, a corporation, association, trust, or partnership. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Entity: means :
  • Filing entity: means an entity whose formation requires the filing of a public organic record. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Foreign limited liability company: means an unincorporated entity that was formed in a jurisdiction other than this state and is denominated by that law as a limited liability company. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Governor: means :
    (a) A director of a business corporation;
    (b) A director or trustee of a nonprofit corporation;
    (c) A general partner of a general partnership;
    (d) A general partner of a limited partnership;
    (e) A manager of a manager-managed limited liability company;
    (f) A member of a member-managed limited liability company;
    (g) A director or a trustee of a real estate investment trust; or
    (h) Any other person under whose authority the powers of an entity are exercised and under whose direction the activities and affairs of the entity are managed pursuant to the organic law and organic rules of the entity. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Health care services: means comprehensive health care services as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Health maintenance organization: means any organization authorized under this part which:
    (a) Provides, through arrangements with other persons, emergency care, inpatient hospital services, physician care including care provided by physicians licensed under chapters 458, 459, 460, and 461, ambulatory diagnostic treatment, and preventive health care services. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • HMO: means a health maintenance organization possessing a valid certificate of authority issued by the office pursuant to part I of chapter 641. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Impaired insurer: means a member insurer deemed by the department to be potentially unable to fulfill its contractual obligations and not an insolvent insurer. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • Insolvency: means that condition in which all of the assets of the insurer, if made immediately available, would not be sufficient to discharge all of its liabilities or that condition in which the insurer is unable to pay its debts as they become due in the usual course of business. See Florida Statutes 631.904
  • Insolvent HMO: means an HMO against which an order of rehabilitation or liquidation has been entered by a court of competent jurisdiction, with the department appointed as receiver, even if such order has not become final by the exhaustion of appellate reviews. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Insolvent insurer: means a member insurer authorized to transact insurance in this state, either at the time the policy was issued or when the insured event occurred, and against which an order of liquidation with a finding of insolvency has been entered by a court of competent jurisdiction if such order has become final by the exhaustion of appellate review. See Florida Statutes 631.54
  • Insolvent insurer: means a member insurer authorized to transact insurance in this state, either at the time the policy was issued or when the insured event occurred, and against which an order of liquidation with a finding of insolvency has been entered by a court of competent jurisdiction. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • Insolvent insurer: means an insurer that was authorized to transact insurance in this state, either at the time the policy was issued or when the insured event occurred, and against which an order of liquidation with a finding of insolvency has been entered by a court of competent jurisdiction if such order has become final by the exhaustion of appellate review. See Florida Statutes 631.904
  • Insurer: means an insurance carrier or self-insurance fund authorized to insure under chapter 440. See Florida Statutes 631.904
  • Interest: means :
    (a) A share in a business corporation;
    (b) A membership in a nonprofit corporation;
    (c) A partnership interest in a general partnership;
    (d) A partnership interest in a limited partnership;
    (e) A membership interest in a limited liability company;
    (f) A share or beneficial interest in a real estate investment trust;
    (g) A member's interest in a limited cooperative association;
    (h) A beneficial interest in a statutory trust, business trust, or common law business trust; or
    (i) A governance interest or distributional interest in another entity. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Interest exchange: means a transaction authorized under ss. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Interest holder: means :
    (a) A shareholder of a business corporation;
    (b) A member of a nonprofit corporation;
    (c) A general partner of a general partnership;
    (d) A general partner of a limited partnership;
    (e) A limited partner of a limited partnership;
    (f) A member of a limited liability company;
    (g) A shareholder or beneficial owner of a real estate investment trust;
    (h) A beneficiary or beneficial owner of a statutory trust, business trust, or common law business trust; or
    (i) Another direct holder of an interest. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Interest holder liability: means :
    (a) Personal liability for a liability of an entity which is imposed on a person:
  • Jurisdiction of formation: means , with respect to an entity:
    (a) The jurisdiction under whose organic law the entity is formed, incorporated, or created or otherwise comes into being; however, for these purposes, if an entity exists under the law of a jurisdiction different from the jurisdiction under which the entity originally was formed, incorporated, or created or otherwise came into being, then the jurisdiction under which the entity then exists is treated as the jurisdiction of formation; or
    (b) In the case of a limited liability partnership or foreign limited liability partnership, the jurisdiction in which the partnership's statement of qualification or equivalent document is filed. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Legal representative: means , with respect to a natural person, the personal representative, executor, guardian, or conservator or any other person who is empowered by applicable law with the authority to act on behalf of the natural person, and, with respect to a person other than a natural person, a person who is empowered by applicable law with the authority to act on behalf of the person. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Majority-in-interest: means those members who hold more than 50 percent of the then-current percentage or other interest in the profits of the limited liability company owned by all of its members; however, as used in ss. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Manager: means a person who, under the operating agreement of a manager-managed limited liability company, is responsible, alone or in concert with others, for performing the management functions stated in ss. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Manager-managed limited liability company: means a limited liability company that is manager-managed by virtue of the operation of…. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Member: means a person who:
    (a) Is a member of a limited liability company under…. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Member insurer: means any person who writes any kind of insurance to which this part applies under…. See Florida Statutes 631.54
  • Member insurer: means any person licensed to transact in this state any kind of insurance as set out in…. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • Member-managed limited liability company: means a limited liability company that is not a manager-managed limited liability company. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Merger: means a transaction authorized under ss. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Merging entity: means an entity that is a party to a merger and exists immediately before the merger becomes effective. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Net direct written premiums: means direct gross premiums written in this state on insurance policies to which this part applies, less return premiums thereon and dividends paid or credited to policyholders on such direct business. See Florida Statutes 631.54
  • Non-United States entity: means a foreign entity other than an entity with a jurisdiction of formation that is not a state. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Operating agreement: means an agreement, whether referred to as an operating agreement or not, which may be oral, implied, in a record, or in any combination thereof, of the members of a limited liability company, including a sole member, concerning the matters described in…. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Organic law: means the law of the jurisdiction in which an entity was formed. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Organic rules: means the public organic record and private organic rules of an entity. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Person: means an individual, business corporation, nonprofit corporation, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, limited cooperative association, unincorporated nonprofit association, statutory trust, business trust, common law business trust, estate, trust, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or another legal or commercial entity. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Person: means individuals, children, firms, associations, joint ventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 631.54
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, partnership, association, or voluntary organization. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, partnership, association, or voluntary organization. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Plan: means a plan of merger, plan of interest exchange, plan of conversion, or plan of domestication, as appropriate in the particular context. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Plan: means the Florida Health Maintenance Organization Consumer Assistance Plan created by this part. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Plan of conversion: means a plan under…. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Plan of domestication: means a plan under…. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Plan of interest exchange: means a plan under…. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Plan of merger: means a plan under…. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Premium: means any direct gross insurance premium and any annuity consideration written on covered policies, less return premium and consideration thereon and dividends paid or credited to policyholders on such direct business. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • Principal office: means the principal executive office of a limited liability company or foreign limited liability company, regardless of whether the office is located in this state. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Private organic rules: means the rules, whether or not in a record, which govern the internal affairs of an entity, are binding on all its interest holders, and are not part of its public organic record, if any. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Property: means all property, whether real, personal, mixed, tangible, or intangible, or a right or interest therein. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Protected agreement: means :
    (a) A record evidencing indebtedness and any related agreement in effect on January 1, 2014;
    (b) An agreement that is binding on an entity on January 1, 2014;
    (c) The organic rules of an entity in effect on January 1, 2014; or
    (d) An agreement that is binding on any of the governors or interest holders of an entity on January 1, 2014. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Provider: means any physician, hospital, or other institution, organization, or person that furnishes health care services and is licensed or otherwise authorized to practice in the state. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Public organic record: means a record, the filing of which by a governmental body is required to form an entity, and an amendment to or restatement of that record. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Registered foreign entity: means a foreign entity that is authorized to transact business in this state pursuant to a record filed with the department. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Registered foreign limited liability company: means a foreign limited liability company that has a certificate of authority to transact business in this state pursuant to a record filed with the department. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Resident: means any person who resides in this state at the time a member insurer is determined to be an impaired or insolvent insurer and to whom contractual obligations are owed by such impaired or insolvent member insurer. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • right of contribution: means property or a benefit described in…. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Self-insurance fund: means a group self-insurance fund authorized under…. See Florida Statutes 631.904
  • Sign: means , with present intent to authenticate or adopt a record:
    (a) To execute or adopt a tangible symbol; or
    (b) To attach or logically associate an electronic symbol, sound, or process to or with a record, and includes a manual, facsimile, conformed, or electronic signature. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or a territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Subscriber: means an entity or individual who has contracted, or on whose behalf a contract has been entered into, with a health maintenance organization for health care coverage or other persons who also receive health care coverage as a result of the contract. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Subscriber: means any resident of this state who is enrolled for benefits provided by an HMO and who makes premium payments or for whom premium payments are made. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Surviving entity: means the entity that continues in existence after or is created by a merger. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Transfer: includes :
    (a) An assignment. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Transferable interest: means the right, as initially owned by a person in the person's capacity as a member, to receive distributions from a limited liability company in accordance with the operating agreement, whether the person remains a member or continues to own a part of the right. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Transferee: means a person to which all or part of a transferable interest is transferred, whether or not the transferor is a member. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • Type of entity: means a generic form of entity that is:
    (a) Recognized at common law; or
    (b) Formed under an organic law, whether or not some of the entities formed under that organic law are subject to provisions of that law which create different categories of the form of entity. See Florida Statutes 631.156
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Writing: means printing, typewriting, electronic communication, or other intentional communication that is reducible to a tangible form. See Florida Statutes 631.156