2011 Alaska Statutes
Sec. 21.27.900. Definitions.

AK Stat § 21.27.900 (through 27th Leg Sess 2012) What's This?

In this chapter,

(1) "affiliate" or "affiliated" has the meaning given in AS 21.22.200;

(2) "appointment" means an act by a person evidencing a grant of authority to another to act on the grantor's behalf;

(3) "cession" means a unit of insurance, passed to a reinsurer by a primary insurer that issued the policy to the original insured, that may transfer part or all of a single risk, defined in the policy, or a defined group of business as agreed to in a contract of reinsurance;

(4) "class of authority" means the authority held by a person under a license as an insurance producer, managing general agent, reinsurance intermediary broker, reinsurance intermediary manager, surplus lines broker, or independent adjuster, or under registration as a third-party administrator;

(5) "comparable business" means the same lines or kinds of insurance, the same classes of risks, similar policy limits, and quality of business;

(6) "compliance officer" means a licensee designated for a specific line and class of authority under this chapter who is responsible for a firm's compliance with the insurance statutes and regulations of this state;

(7) "control," "controlling," and "controlled by" have the meaning given in AS 21.22.200 ;

(8) "controlled insurer" means an admitted insurer that is controlled, directly or indirectly, by an insurance producer;

(9) "controlling insurance producer" means an insurance producer that, directly or indirectly, controls an insurer;

(10) "home state" means the District of Columbia or a state or territory of the United States in which an insurance producer maintains the producer's principal place of residence or principal place of business and is licensed to act as an insurance producer;

(11) "independent qualified actuary" means an actuary who is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and who is not affiliated with, an employee, principal, the direct owner or indirect owner of, or in any way controlled by the insurer, managing general agent, reinsurance intermediary broker, or reinsurance intermediary manager;

(12) "individual" means a natural person required to be licensed under AS 21.27.010 ;

(13) "insurance holding company system" has the meaning given in AS 21.22.200;

(14) "insurance producer" means a person who sells, solicits, or negotiates insurance or insurance products;

(15) "interim profits" means the excess of income over expenses and claim reserves determined before the expiration of all claim liabilities and contract obligations of the insurer to the insured;

(16) "license" means, unless the context requires otherwise, a document issued by the director authorizing a person to act for the type, class, and lines of authority specified in the document;

(17) "limited lines" means those lines of insurance defined in AS 21.27.150 or any other line of insurance that the director designates by order as a limited line;

(18) "limited lines credit insurance" includes credit life, credit disability, credit property, credit unemployment, involuntary unemployment, mortgage life, mortgage guaranty, mortgage disability, guaranteed automobile protection insurance, and any other form of insurance offered in connection with an extension of credit that is limited to partially or wholly extinguishing that credit obligation that the director of insurance determines must be designated a form of limited lines credit insurance;

(19) "negotiate" means the act of conferring directly with or offering advice directly to a purchaser or prospective purchaser of a particular contract of insurance concerning any of the substantive benefits, terms, or conditions of the contract if the person engaged in that act either sells insurance or obtains insurance from insurers for purchasers;

(20) "physical presence or physically present" means contemporaneously available in the licensee's place of business;

(21) "resident" means

(A) for an individual, a natural person who is domiciled in this state, whose principal place of business is in this state, who has a present intent to remain in this state while licensed, and who manifests that intent by establishing an ongoing physical presence in this state;

(B) for a firm, a person whose principal place of business is in this state;

(22) "retrocession" means a transaction in which a reinsurer cedes to another reinsurer all or part of the risk that the reinsurer has previously assumed;

(23) "sells" means to exchange a contract of insurance by any means, for money or its equivalent, on behalf of an insurance company;

(24) "solicit" means attempting to sell insurance or asking or urging a person to apply for a particular kind of insurance from a particular company;

(25) "subagent" means an agent reporting to a managing general agent or reinsurance intermediary manager and not directly to an insurer;

(26) "subsidiary" has the meaning given in AS 21.22.200 ;

(27) "transact" or "transact business" means sell, solicit, or negotiate insurance or insurance products;

(28) "underwrite" means the authority to accept or reject risk on behalf of the insurer;

(29) "uniform application" means the most recent version of the uniform application of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners;

(30) "uniform business entity application" means the most recent version of the uniform business entity application of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

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