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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 21. Insurance
- Chapter 27. Producers, Agents, Administrators, Brokers, Adjusters, and Managers
- Section 550. Appointment of Insurance Producer as An Agent.
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AS 21.27.550. Appointment of Insurance Producer as An Agent.
- (a) A person may not act as or represent to be a representative of, authorized or appointed agent of, or other term
implying a contractual relationship with a particular admitted insurer, or accept applications on behalf of an admitted
insurer, unless the person is licensed as an insurance producer under this chapter and is or becomes an appointed agent
of the admitted insurer under AS 21.27.100
- (b) An admitted insurer or managing general agent of an admitted insurer may not enter into an agency agreement with an
insurance producer unless the managing general agent and the insurance producer are licensed under this chapter and
there is in effect a written agency agreement that specifically sets out the duties, functions, powers, authority, and
compensation of all parties to the contract. The written agreement shall be kept in the permanent records of the
insurer or managing general agent, if any, and the insurance producer, and be open to inspection by the director.
- (c) All money collected for the account of an insurer shall be held by the insurance producer as a fiduciary.
- (d) An agency agreement may not be assigned in whole or in part by the insurance producer.
- (e) If the agency agreement permits the insurance producer to settle a claim on behalf of the insurer
- (1) a claim must be reported to the insurer within 30 days;
- (2) a copy of the claim file shall be sent to the insurer;
- (3) all insurance claim files shall be the property of the insurer or managing general agent, if any, and insurance
producer, but upon an order of liquidation of the insurer, the files shall become the sole property of the insurer or
the insurer's estate; the insurance producer shall have reasonable access to and the right to copy the files on a
- (f) An insurance producer is subject to the unfair trade practice and fraud provisions under AS 21.36.
- (g) The insurance producer may not
- (1) bind reinsurance or retrocessions on behalf of the insurer;
- (2) commit the insurer to participate in insurance or reinsurance syndicates;
- (3) appoint an agent or subagent;
- (4) jointly employ an individual who is employed by the insurer or by the managing general agent; or
- (5) delegate insurance producer authority to another person.
- (h) Except as provided under AS 21.27.560
, an agency appointment may not extend, directly or indirectly, to a client for whom the insurance producer is a
producing broker or for whom insurance is exported to nonadmitted insurers under AS 21.34.
- (i) A reinsurance intermediary manager may not enter into an agency agreement with an insurance producer unless both
parties are licensed under this chapter and there is in effect a written agency agreement that specifically sets out
the duties, functions, powers, authority, and compensation of all parties to the agreement. The written agreement shall
be kept in the permanent records of the reinsurance intermediary manager, the reinsurer, and the insurance producer,
and be open to inspection by the director. A written agreement must contain the following minimum provisions:
- (1) money collected for the account of a reinsurer must be held by the insurance producer as a fiduciary;
- (2) the agreement may not be assigned in whole or in part by the insurance producer;
- (3) the agreement may not permit the insurance producer to settle claims on behalf of the reinsurer or reinsurance
intermediary manager; and
- (4) the insurance producer may not
- (A) jointly employ an individual who is employed with the reinsurer or reinsurance intermediary manager; or
- (B) delegate insurance producer authority to another person.
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