§ 27-8-7. Terms to be stated in policy Rebates prohibited.
No insurance corporation authorized to do any insurance business within this state, or any officer, insurance producer, or their representative, shall make any contract for insurance, on property or risks located within this state, or against any liability, casualty, accident, or hazard that may arise or occur in this state, or any agreement as to that contract, other than as plainly expressed in the policy issued or to be issued; nor shall any corporation, or officer, insurance producer, or their representative, directly or indirectly, in any manner, pay or allow or offer to pay or allow to the insured named in the policy or to any employee of the insured as an inducement to the insurance, or after the insurance has been effected, any rebate from the premium which is specified in the policy or any special favor or advantage in the dividends or other benefit to accrue on the policy; or any valuable consideration or inducement, not specified in the policy or contract of insurance, or give, sell, or purchase, as an inducement to the insurance, or in connection with it, any stock, bonds, or other securities of any insurance or other corporation or association, or any dividends or profits accrued on the stock, bonds, or securities, or anything of value, not specified in the policy; nor shall any insurance producer or representative, or any other person, directly or indirectly, either by sharing commissions or in any manner, pay or allow or offer to pay or allow to the insured named in the policy, or to any employee of the insured, as an inducement to the insurance, or after the insurance has been effected, any rebate from the premium which is specified in the policy. Nothing in this chapter shall prevent any corporation lawfully doing insurance business in this state from the distribution of surplus and dividends to policyholders, nor shall this chapter prevent any corporation, or its agent, from paying commissions to a licensed insurance producer who has negotiated for the insurance, nor shall it prevent any licensed insurance producer from sharing or dividing a commission earned or received by the insurance producer with any other licensed insurance producer, who has aided the insurance producer in respect to the insurance for the negotiation of which the commission has been earned or paid.
(P.L. 1927, ch. 1051, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 157, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 27-8-7.)