An insurer which otherwise qualifies therefor may be authorized to transact any one (1) kind or combination of kinds of insurance as defined in chapter 5 of this code, except:

      (1) A life insurer may grant annuities and may be authorized to transact in addition only disability insurance; except, that the commissioner shall, if the insurer otherwise qualifies therefor, continue so to authorize any life insurer which immediately prior to the effective date of this code was lawfully authorized to transact in this state a kind or kinds of insurance in addition to life, and disability, insurances and annuity business.

      (2) A reciprocal insurer shall not transact life insurance.

      (3) A title insurer shall be a stock insurer, and shall not transact any other kind of insurance. This provision shall not prohibit the ceding of reinsurance by a title insurer to insurers other than mutual or reciprocal insurers.