§ 27-44-1. Purposes.
The purposes of this chapter are:
(1) To prohibit price fixing agreements and other anticompetitive behavior by insurers;
(2) To protect policy holders and the public against the adverse effects of excessive, inadequate, or unfairly discriminatory rates;
(3) To promote price competition among insurers to provide rates that are responsive to competitive market conditions;
(4) To provide regulatory assurance that price competition exists;
(5) To improve availability, fairness and reliability of insurance;
(6) To authorize essential cooperative action among insurers in the ratemaking process and to regulate that activity to prevent practices that tend to substantially lessen competition or create a monopoly;
(7) To encourage the most efficient and economic marketing practices; and
(8) To foster competitive insurance markets.
(P.L. 1988, ch. 635, § 1.)