TITLE 27
Insurance

CHAPTER 27-9
Casualty Insurance Rating

SECTION 27-9-44


§ 27-9-44 Terms to be stated in policy – Rebates prohibited.

No insurer, 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 agreements as to any contract, other than as plainly expressed in the policy issued or to be issued on the agreement or contract; nor shall any insurer, 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 shall have 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 the insurance, 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 shall have been effected, any rebate from the premium which is specified in the policy, nor shall any insured, or party, or applicant for insurance, his, her or its employee, agent, or representative, knowingly receive or accept, or agree to accept, or agree to receive or accept, directly or indirectly, any rebate of a premium or any part of the premium or all or any part of any commission on the premium, or any favor or advantage, or share in any benefit to accrue under any contract of insurance, or any valuable consideration or inducement, other than what is specified in the policy; provided, that nothing in this section shall prevent any insurer from the distribution of surplus, dividends, savings, or the unused or unabsorbed portion of premiums and premium deposits to participating policyholders, nor shall this section prevent any insurer, or its agent, from paying commissions to a licensed insurance producer who shall have 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 shall have aided the insurance producer in respect to the insurance for the negotiation of which the commission shall have been earned or paid; but no insurer, or insurance producer shall pay or allow commissions or brokerage to any person acting as an insurance producer in this state who is required by law to be licensed but is not licensed. As used in this section, the word "insurance" includes suretyship and the word "policy" includes bond. Sections 27-8-7 – 27-8-10 shall not apply to the kinds of insurance subject to the provisions of this chapter.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1948, ch. 2089, § 15; G.L. 1956, § 27-9-44.)