§33-31-20. Branch captive insurance company formation.

     (a) A branch captive may be established in this state in accordance with the provisions of this article to write in this state only insurance or reinsurance of the employee benefit business of its parent and affiliated companies which is subject to the provisions of the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and set forth in 29 U. S. C.§ 1001, et seq., as amended. In addition to the general provisions of this article, the provisions of sections twenty-one through twenty-five, inclusive, of this article shall apply to branch captive insurance companies.

     (b) No branch captive insurance company shall do any insurance business in this state unless it maintains the principal place of business for its branch operations in this state.