2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 22 — Insurance
RS 22:47 — Kinds of insurance

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§47. Kinds of insurance

Insurance shall be classified as follows:

(1) Life. Insurance on human lives and insurances appertaining thereto or connected therewith. For the purposes of this Code, the transacting of life insurance includes additional benefits, including the acceleration of life benefits in advance of the time they would otherwise be payable, in the event of death by accident; additional benefits in event of the total and permanent disability of the insured; and optional modes of settlement of proceeds.

(2) Health and accident.

(a) Insurance of human beings against bodily injury, disablement, or death by accident or accidental means, or the expense thereof, or against disablement, or expense resulting from sickness or old age, including insurance wherein the benefits are covered at a higher level when health care is received from a defined network of health care providers, provided, however, that such insurance meets all applicable requirements of Subpart I of Part I of Chapter 2 of this Title, R.S. 22:241 et seq., for provision of coverage through designated providers of medical services.

(b) Health stop loss. Insurance against major expenses incurred by an employee benefit plan due to the illness or injury of a covered employee or against major expenses incurred by a health care provider at financial risk for provision of health care to persons under an agreement.

(c) Limited benefit. Health and accident insurance policy designed, advertised, and marketed to supplement major medical insurance that includes accident-only, the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS), dental, disability income, fixed indemnity, long-term care, Medicare supplement, specified disease, vision, and any other health and accident insurance, other than basic hospital expense, basic medical-surgical expense, or other major medical insurance.

(3) Vehicle.

(a) Insurance against loss or damage to any land vehicle or any draft or riding animal or to property while contained therein or thereon or being loaded or unloaded therein or therefrom, and against any loss or liability resulting from or incident to ownership, maintenance, or use of any such vehicle or animal.

(b) Insurance against accidental death or accidental injury to individuals, including the named insured, while the individuals are in, entering, alighting from, adjusting, repairing, cranking, or being struck by a vehicle or draft or riding animal, if such insurance is issued as part of insurance on the vehicle or draft or riding animal.

(4) Liability.

(a) Insurance against the liability of the insured for the death, injury, or disability of an employee or other person, and insurance against the liability of the insured for damage to or destruction of another person's property.

(b) Insurance coverage that provides indemnity, on behalf of an insured, for any legal responsibility from the damage to or the destruction of another person's property or the infliction of injury on another person that is caused by an insured's negligence, carelessness, or failure to act.

(5) Workers' compensation. Insurance of the obligations accepted by, imposed upon, or assumed by employers under law for workers' compensation, which may include employers' liability. Any arrangement or trust formed under Subpart J of Part I of Chapter 10 of Title 23 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, is not insurance nor shall such arrangement or trust be deemed to be insurance.

(6) Burglary and forgery. Insurance against loss or damage by burglary, theft, larceny, robbery, forgery, fraud, or otherwise, including the personal property floater; also coverage of expenses associated with kidnapping or ransom demands.

(7) Repealed by Acts 2009, No. 326, §2.

(8) Fidelity. A contract whereby one becomes a guarantor for any person in any position or place of trust or as custodian of money or property, public or private.

(9) Title. Insurance of owners of property or others having an interest therein, against loss by encumbrance, or defective titles, or adverse claim to title, and services connected therewith.

(10) Fire and allied lines.

(a) Insurance against loss or damage by fire, smoke and smudge, lightning, or other electrical disturbances.

(b) Insurance against loss or damage by earthquake, windstorms, cyclone, tornado, tempests, hail, frost, snow, ice, sleet, flood, rain, drought, or other weather or climatic conditions including excess or deficiency of moisture or rising of the waters of the ocean or its tributaries.

(c) Insurance against loss or damage by bombardment, invasion, insurrection, riot, strikes, civil war or commotion, military or usurped power, or explosion, other than explosion of steam boilers and the breaking of fly wheels.

(d) Insurance authorizing the insurer to repair, rebuild, or replace with new materials of like size, kind, and quality, property damaged or destroyed by fire, or other perils insured against.

(e) Insurance against loss or damage to property from any other hazard or cause and against loss consequential upon such loss or damage.

(f) Insurance against loss or damage to glass including lettering, ornamentation, and fittings from any cause.

(g) Insurance against loss by death or damage to livestock from disease, lightning, tornadoes, cyclones, accidents, and every other casual or accidental cause; also against theft.

(11) Steam boiler and sprinkler leakage.

(a) Insurance against loss or damage to property and any liability of the insured resulting from the ownership, maintenance or use of elevators, except loss by fire or caused by the explosion of or accidents to boilers, pipes, pressure containers, machinery, and apparatus of any kind and any apparatus connected thereto, or used for creating, transmitting or applying power, light, heat, steam or refrigeration, and including the making of, inspection of and issuing certificates of inspection upon elevators, boilers, machinery and apparatus of any kind and all mechanical apparatus and appliances appertaining thereto;

(b) Insurance against loss or damage by water entering through leaks or openings in buildings, or from the breakage or leakage of a sprinkler, pumps, water pipes, plumbing and all tanks, apparatus, conduits and containers designed to bring water into buildings or for its storage or utilization therein, or caused by the falling of a tank, tank platform or supports, or against loss or damage from any cause to such sprinkler, pumps, water pipes, plumbing, tanks, apparatus, conduits, or containers.

(12) Crop. Insurance against loss or damage from insects, hail, diseases, or other causes to trees, crops, or other products of the soil.

(13) Marine and transportation.

(a) Insurance against loss or damage to vessels, craft, aircraft, or vehicles of every kind, excluding vehicles operating under their own power or while in storage not incidental to transportation, as well as all goods, freights, cargoes, live animals, merchandise, effects, disbursements, profits, moneys, bullion, precious stones, securities, choses in action, evidences of debt, valuable papers, bottomry and respondentia interests, and all other kinds of property and interests therein, in respect to, appertaining to, or in connection with any or all risks or perils of navigation, transit, or transportation, including war risks, on or under any seas or other waters, on land or in the air, or while being assembled, packed, crated, baled, compressed, or similarly prepared for shipment or while awaiting the same or during any delays, storage, transshipment, or reshipment incident thereto, including marine builder's risks and all personal property floater risks.

(b) Insurance against loss or damage to persons or property in connection with or appertaining to marine, inland marine, transit, or transportation insurance, including liability for loss of or damage to either arising out of or in connection with the construction, repair, operation, maintenance, or use of the subject matter of such insurance, but not including life insurance or surety bonds nor insurance against loss by reason of bodily injury to the person arising out of the ownership, maintenance, or use of automobiles.

(c) Insurance against loss or damage to precious stones, jewels, jewelry, gold, silver, and other precious metals whether used in business or trade or otherwise and whether the same be in course of transportation or otherwise, which shall include jewelers' block insurance.

(d) Insurance against loss or damage to bridges, tunnels, and other instrumentalities of transportation and communication, excluding buildings, their furniture and furnishings, fixed contents, and supplies held in storage, unless fire, tornado, sprinkler leakage, hail, explosion, earthquake, riot, and civil commotion are the only hazards to be covered; and to piers, wharves, docks, and slips, excluding the risks of fire, tornado, sprinkler leakage, hail, explosion, earthquake, riot, and civil commotion; and to other aids to navigation and transportation, including dry docks and marine railways, dams, and appurtenant facilities for the control of waterways, against all risks.

(e) Marine protection and indemnity insurance provides coverage for any legal liability assumed by an insured for loss, damage, or expense incident to ownership, operation, chartering, maintenance, use, repair, or construction of any vessel, craft, or instrumentality in use in ocean or inland waterways, including liability of the insured for personal injury, illness, or death or for the loss of or damage to the property of another person, except this definition shall not include vessels and watercraft under five tons gross weight.

(f) Veterinary care plan insurance providing care for a pet animal of an insured owner in the event of illness, accident, or death.

(g) Insurance against financial loss due to trip cancellation or interruption, lost or damaged baggage, trip or baggage delay, missed connections, or changes in itinerary.

(14) Miscellaneous. Any other kind of loss, damage, or liability properly the subject of insurance and not within any other kind or kinds of insurance as defined in this Section, if such insurance is not contrary to law or public policy.

(15) Homeowners' insurance. A policy of insurance on a one- or two-family owner-occupied premises, which combines fire and allied lines with any one or more perils of casualty, liability, or other types of insurance within one policy form at a single premium, where the insurer's liability for damage to the premises under said policy is determined with reference to the replacement value of the premises.

(16)(a) Credit life, health, and accident insurance. Insurance generally sold in connection with a credit transaction partially or wholly extinguish the credit obligation, including but not limited to agreements, contracts, or policies of insurance containing the following: credit life, credit health, and disability. The amount of credit insurance issued pursuant to a credit transaction shall not exceed the total sum payable under the contract, including all loan finance and credit service charges. It also includes accidental death and dismemberment insurance sold in connection with a credit transaction that may or may not require benefits payable to wholly or partially extinguish the credit obligation.

(b) Credit property and casualty insurance. Insurance generally sold in connection with a credit transaction and limited to partially or wholly extinguishing the credit obligation, including but not limited to agreements, contracts, or policies of insurance containing any of the following: involuntary unemployment, vendors single interest, vendors dual interest, and credit fire, or GAP. The credit obligation is the total sum payable, including all loan finance charges and credit service charges, pursuant to the credit transaction.

(17) Annuity. A contract sold by insurance companies that pays an income benefit for the life of a person, for the lives of two or more persons, or for a specified period of time, or a contract that may provide for a series of payments to be made or received at regular intervals at the direction of the contract holder.

(18) Surety. A contract whereby one becomes a surety or guarantor for the performance of any person of any lawful obligation, undertaking, agreement, or contract of any kind, except contracts or policies of insurance; or guaranteeing against loss or damage resulting from failure of debtors to pay their obligations to the insured; and underwriting blanket bonds; however, no insurer, except the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, or any similar insurance corporation hereinafter created by the Congress of the United States or the legislature of any state shall insure deposits in banks, savings and loan associations, credit unions, finance operations, or similar institutions.

(19) Industrial fire. Fire and allied lines insurance policies issued through producers operating on the debit agency system, under which system a weekly or monthly collection percentage is paid based either on actual weekly or monthly premium collections or weekly or monthly increases of premium collections and where the face amount of the insurance provided covering buildings and other structures or contents under the same ownership shall not exceed forty thousand dollars for the structure and forty thousand dollars for contents.

Acts 1958, No. 125. Amended by Acts 1969, No. 73, §1; Acts 1983, 1st Ex.Sess., No. 1, §6; Acts 1983, No. 351, §2; Acts 1991, No. 909, §1; Acts 1995, No. 593, §1; Acts 1997, No. 1340, §1, eff. July 15, 1997; Acts 1999, No. 294, §2; Acts 1999, No. 1312, §1, eff. July 12, 1999; Acts 2001, No. 64, §1, eff. May 24, 2001; Acts 2003, No. 132, §1; Acts 2004, No. 441, §1, eff. June 24, 2004; Acts 2005, No. 27, §1, eff. June 9, 2005; Redesignated from R.S. 22:6 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2009, No. 326, §§1, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2010; Acts 2009, No. 503, §1; Acts 2010, No. 794, §1.

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