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  375.014.  Insurance producers, license required — insurance producer license not required, when. — 1.  No person shall sell, solicit or negotiate insurance in this state for any class or classes of insurance unless he or she is licensed for that line of authority as provided in this chapter.

  2.  Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to require an insurer to obtain an insurance producer license.  In this section, the term "insurer" shall not include the officers, directors, employees, subsidiaries or affiliates of the insurer.

  3.  A license as an insurance producer shall not be required of the following:

  (1)  An officer, director or employee of an insurer or of an insurance producer, provided that the officer, director or employee does not receive any commission on policies written or sold to insure risks residing, located or to be performed in this state; and

  (a)  The activities of the officer, director or employee are executive, administrative, managerial, clerical or a combination of these activities, and are only indirectly related to the sale, solicitation or negotiation of insurance; or

  (b)  The function of the officer, director or employee relates to underwriting, loss control, inspection or the processing, adjusting, investigating or settling of a claim on a contract of insurance; or

  (c)  The officer, director or employee is acting in the capacity of a special agent or agency supervisor assisting insurance producers where the activities are limited to providing technical advice and assistance to licensed insurance producers and do not include the sale, solicitation or negotiation of insurance;

  (2)  A person who secures and furnishes information for the purpose of group life insurance, group property and casualty insurance, group annuities, group or blanket accident and health insurance, or for the purpose of enrolling individuals under plans, issuing certificates under plans or otherwise assisting in administering plans or who performs administrative services related to mass-marketed property and casualty insurance, when no commission is paid to the person for the service;

  (3)  An employer or association or its officers, directors, employees, or the trustees of an employee trust plan, to the extent that the employers, officers, employees, directors or trustees are engaged in the administration or operation of a program of employee benefits for the employees of the employer or association or the employees of its subsidiaries or affiliates, which program involves the use of insurance issued by an insurer, as long as the employers, associations, officers, directors, employees or trustees are not in any manner compensated, directly or indirectly, by the company issuing the contracts;

  (4)  Employees of insurers or organizations employed by insurers who are engaging in the inspection, rating or classification of risks, or in the supervision of the training of insurance producers and who are not individually engaged in the sale, solicitation or negotiation of insurance and who do not accompany insurance producer trainees on presentations to prospective insurance applicants;

  (5)  A person whose activities in this state are limited to advertising without the intent to solicit insurance in this state through communications in printed publications or other forms of electronic mass media whose distribution is not limited to residents of the state, provided that the person does not sell, solicit or negotiate insurance that would insure risks residing, located or to be performed in this state;

  (6)  A person who is not a resident of this state who sells, solicits or negotiates a contract of insurance for commercial property and casualty risks to an insured with risks located in more than one state insured under that contract, provided that the person is otherwise licensed as an insurance producer to sell, solicit or negotiate that insurance in the state where the insured maintains its principal place of business and the contract of insurance insures risks located in that state;

  (7)  A salaried full-time employee who counsels or advises his or her employer relative to the insurance interests of the employer or of the subsidiaries or business affiliates of the employer provided that the employee does not sell or solicit insurance or receive a commission; or

  (8)  A licensed attorney providing probate or other court-required bonds on behalf of a client or client represented by the firm or office of the attorney.

  4.  Those individuals and business entities licensed as of January 1, 2003, shall be issued an individual insurance producer or a business entity insurance producer license as the licenses renew on or after January 1, 2003.  The licenses held by individuals and business entities on the effective date of this act* shall be deemed valid and accrue the rights, privileges and responsibilities of an insurance producer license until an insurance producer license is issued on renewal.

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(L. 1965 p. 569, A.L. 1967 p. 516, A.L. 2001 S.B. 193)

Effective 1-01-03

*"This act" (S.B. 193, 2001) contained two effective dates.  This section had an effective date of January 1, 2003.


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