§ 27-2.4-15. Commissions.
(a) No insurer or insurance producer shall pay, directly or indirectly, any commission, service fee, brokerage, or other valuable consideration to any person for services as an insurance producer unless the person performing the service held a valid license regarding the class or classes of insurance as to which the service was rendered at the time the service was performed. No person, other than a person properly licensed in accordance with this chapter at the time the person performs services as an insurance producer, shall accept any commissions, service fee, brokerage, or other valuable consideration for the services. Acceptance of the consideration shall constitute operating without a license. This section shall not prevent payment or receipt of renewal or other deferred commissions to or by any person entitled to the payment or receipt under this chapter.
(b) No person shall accept a commission, service fee, brokerage or other valuable consideration for selling, soliciting or negotiating insurance in this state if that person is required to be licensed under this chapter and is not licensed.
(c) Renewal or other deferred commissions may be paid to a person for selling, soliciting or negotiating insurance in this state if the person was required to be licensed under this chapter at the time of the sale, solicitation or negotiation and was licensed at that time.
(d) An insurer or insurance producer may pay or assign commissions, service fees, brokerages or other valuable consideration to an insurance agency or to persons who do not sell, solicit or negotiate insurance in this state, unless the payment would violate §§ 27-4-6, 27-6-46, 27-8-7, 27-9-44 and 27-29-4 of the general laws of this state.
(P.L. 2001, ch. 14, § 3; P.L. 2001, ch. 15, § 3; P.L. 2006, ch. 84, § 2; P.L. 2006, ch. 93, § 2.)