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      RS 22:456     


§456.  Producers; appointment

A.  Any self-insurer who has been issued a certificate of authority under this Subpart may contract with and appoint as its representatives in this state, as its producer or producers, any person or persons licensed as a life and health producer under Chapter 5 of this Title, R.S. 22:1541 et seq.  No solicitation of insurance shall be made by any producer prior to notification of such self-insurer that its appointment has been recorded by the commissioner of insurance.  If the commissioner has not notified the self-insurer of his disapproval of a particular producer within thirty days after receipt of the self-insurer's appointment of such producer, the producer thereafter may commence solicitation of insurance.

B.  On or before the first day of March of each year, each self-insurer shall submit to the commissioner of insurance by certified mail an alphabetical list of the licensed producers which it wishes to appoint, together with a fee of ten dollars for each such appointment.  Any appointment shall remain in full force and effect until the thirtieth day of April following the date of recordation by the commissioner of insurance, unless the license of the appointed producer is revoked by the commissioner or until cancelled by the self-insurer upon written notice to the producer and the commissioner.

C.  Any self-insurer who violates the provisions of this Section shall be fined the sum of ten dollars for each producer's appointment received after the first day of March of each year.

Acts 1984, No. 857, §1; Acts 1990, No. 902, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 22:3006 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2009, No. 503, §1.

NOTE:  Former R.S. 22:456 redesignated as R.S. 22:185 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.

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