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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 21. Insurance
- Chapter 79. Alaska Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association Act
- Section 160. Prohibited Advertisement of Insurance Sales; Required Notice.
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AS 21.79.160. Prohibited Advertisement of Insurance Sales; Required Notice.
- (a) A person, including an insurer, agent, or affiliate of an insurer, may not make, publish, disseminate, circulate, or
place before the public, or cause, directly or indirectly, to be made, published, disseminated, circulated, or placed
before the public, in any newspaper, magazine, or other publication, or in the form of a notice, circular, pamphlet,
letter, or poster, or over any radio station or television station, or in any other way, an advertisement,
announcement, or statement, written or oral, that uses the existence of the association for the purpose of sales,
solicitation, or inducement to purchase any form of insurance covered by the association. However, this section does
not apply to the association or any other entity that does not sell or solicit insurance.
- (b) The association shall prepare a summary document describing the general purposes and current limitations of this
chapter and complying with (c) of this section. This document shall be submitted to the director for approval.
Beginning 60 days after the date on which the director approves the document, an insurer may not deliver a policy or
contract to a policy or contract owner unless the summary document is delivered to the policy or contract owner at the
time of delivery of the policy or contract. The document shall also be available upon request by a policy owner. The
distribution, delivery, contents, or interpretation of this document does not guarantee that either the policy or the
contract, or the owner of the policy or contract, is covered in the event of the impairment or insolvency of a member
insurer. The description document shall be revised by the association as amendments to this chapter may require.
Failure to receive this document does not give the policy owner, contract owner, certificate holder, or insured any
greater rights than those stated in this chapter.
- (c) The document prepared under (b) of this section must contain a clear and conspicuous disclaimer on its face. The
director shall establish the form and content of the disclaimer. The disclaimer must
- (1) state the name and address of the association and the division of insurance;
- (2) prominently warn the policy or contract owner that the association may not cover the policy or, if coverage is
available, that the policy will be subject to substantial limitations and exclusions and conditioned on continued
residence in this state;
- (3) state the types of policies for which guaranty funds will provide coverage;
- (4) state that the insurer and its agents are prohibited by law from using the existence of the association for the
purpose of sales, solicitation, or inducement to purchase any form of insurance;
- (5) state that the policy or contract owner should not rely on coverage under the association when selecting and insurer;
- (6) explain rights available and procedures for filing a complaint to allege a violation of a provision of this chapter;
- (7) provide other information as required by the director, including sources for information about the financial condition
of insurers if the information is not proprietary and is subject by law to disclosure.
- (d) A member insurer shall retain evidence of compliance with (b) of this section for so long as the policy or contract
for which the notice is given remains in effect.
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