Rhode Island Fraternal Code

SECTION 27-25-33

§ 27-25-33. Licensing of insurance producers.

(a) Insurance producers of societies shall be licensed in accordance with the provisions of the laws regulating the licensing, revocation, suspension, or termination of license of resident and nonresident insurance producers.

(b) No examination or license shall be required of any regular salaried officer, employee, or member of a licensed society who devotes substantially all of his or her services to activities other than the solicitation of fraternal insurance contracts from the public, and who receives for the solicitation of the contracts no commission or other compensation directly dependent upon the amount of business obtained.

(c) Any insurance producer, representative, or member of a society who devotes, or intends to devote, less than fifty percent (50%) of his or her time to the solicitation and procurement of insurance contracts for the society or who was in the service of a society on January 1, 1985, shall be exempt from the requirements of subsection (a) of this section. Any person who in the preceding calendar year has solicited and procured life insurance contracts on behalf of any society in an amount of insurance in excess of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) or, in the case of any other kind or kinds of insurance which the society might write, on the persons of more than twenty-five (25) individuals and who has received or will receive a commission or other compensation for those contracts, shall be presumed to be devoting, or intending to devote, fifty percent (50%) of his or her time to the solicitation or procurement of insurance contracts for the society.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1984, ch. 201, § 2.)