§ 27-72-8. Advertising.
(a) A broker, or provider licensed pursuant to this chapter may conduct or participate in advertisements within this state. Such advertisements shall comply with all Rhode Island advertising and marketing laws or rules and regulations promulgated by the commissioner that are applicable to life insurers or to brokers, and providers licensed pursuant to this chapter.
(b) Advertisements shall be accurate, truthful and not misleading in fact or by implication.
(c) No person or trust shall:
(1) Directly or indirectly, market, advertise, solicit or otherwise promote the purchase of a policy for the sole purpose of or with an emphasis on settling the policy; or
(2) Use the words "free", "no cost" or words of similar import in the marketing, advertising, soliciting or otherwise promoting of the purchase of a policy.
(d) The commissioner is authorized to contract with outside consultants to review advertisements and the total cost of that review shall be borne by, billed directly to, and paid by the provider utilizing or proposing to utilize the advertisement.
(P.L. 2009, ch. 195, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 262, § 1.)