Solicitation or sale of insurance policy by retail insurance producer or wholesale insurance producer
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(1) As used in this section:
(a) “Retail insurance producer” means an insurance producer who directly solicits or sells an insurance policy to a prospective insured or directly negotiates an insurance policy with a prospective insured.
(b) “Wholesale insurance producer” means an insurance producer who solicits or sells an insurance policy to a prospective insured through a retail insurance producer or negotiates an insurance policy for a prospective insured with a retail insurance producer and does not solicit or sell directly to or negotiate directly with a prospective insured.
(2) A wholesale insurance producer who sells, solicits or negotiates a policy directly with a retail insurance producer and not on behalf of a prospective insured may charge the retail insurance producer a fee or a combination of a fee and a commission if the wholesale insurance producer has a written agreement with the retail insurance producer prior to the binding or issuance of the insurance policy. The charge must be commensurate with the services provided by the wholesale insurance producer.
(3) A retail insurance producer may charge a fee to a prospective insured when the retail insurance producer pays a fee or a combination of a fee and a commission to a wholesale insurance producer under subsection (2) of this section if the retail insurance producer has a written agreement with the prospective insured prior to the binding or issuance of the insurance policy. The fee may not exceed the amount of compensation paid by the retail insurance producer to the wholesale insurance producer.
(4) For the purpose of determining the charge under subsection (2) of this section, the retail insurance producer and wholesale insurance producer may agree to any allocation of the fee that the retail insurance producer charges the consumer under this section. The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services may establish by rule minimum conditions for written agreements entered into under this section. An insurer or insurance producer who enters into a written agreement as provided in this section is not in violation of ORS 746.035 (Inducements not specified in policy) or 746.045 (Prohibition on rebates). [2003 c.364 §26b]
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