§33-20E-5. Joint underwriting association.
(a) There is hereby created a nonprofit unincorporated legal entity to be known as the West Virginia medical professional liability insurance joint underwriting association composed of member insurers. Every insurer authorized to write and engaged in writing, within this state, casualty insurance, on a direct basis, is and shall remain a member insurer, as a condition of its authority to transact insurance in this state.

(b) Each member insurer shall participate in the association in the proportion that its net direct written premiums during the preceding calendar year, as reported in the annual statements and other reports filed by the member with the commissioner, bear to the aggregate net direct premiums written in this state by all members of the association.

(c) The association shall perform its functions under a plan of operation approved by the commissioner under section nine of this article.