(1) A surplus lines licensee shall not place coverage with a nonadmitted insurer unless, at the time of placement, the surplus lines licensee has determined that the nonadmitted insurer is a domestic surplus lines insurer or meets the following criteria:
(a) Is authorized to write such insurance in its domiciliary jurisdiction;
(b) Has established satisfactory evidence of good repute and financial integrity; and
(c)(i) Possesses capital and surplus or its equivalent under the laws of its domiciliary jurisdiction that equals the greater of the minimum capital and surplus requirements under the laws of this state or fifteen million dollars; or
(ii) If minimum capital and surplus does not meet the requirements of subdivision (1)(c)(i) of this section, then upon an affirmative finding of acceptability by the director. The finding shall be based upon such factors as quality of management, capital and surplus of any parent company, company underwriting profit and investment income trends, market availability, and company record and reputation within the industry. The director shall not make an affirmative finding of acceptability if the nonadmitted insurer's capital and surplus is less than four million five hundred thousand dollars.
(2) No surplus lines licensee shall place nonadmitted insurance with or procure nonadmitted insurance from a nonadmitted insurer domiciled outside the United States unless the insurer is listed on the Quarterly Listing of Alien Insurers maintained by the International Insurers Department of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
(3) Any surplus lines licensee violating this section shall be guilty of a Class III misdemeanor.
(4)(a) No nonadmitted foreign or alien insurer shall accept business under the Surplus Lines Insurance Act if it does not comply with the surplus and capital requirements of subsection (1) of this section.
(b) In addition to the requirements of subdivision (a) of this subsection, no nonadmitted alien insurer shall accept business under the act if it does not comply with the requirements of subsection (2) of this section.