2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 17B - INSURANCE
Section 17B:33-2 - Acts constituting commissioner as process agent
17B:33-2. Acts constituting commissioner as process agent
Any of the following acts in this State by an unauthorized insurer, whether effected by mail or other means, shall be equivalent to and shall constitute an appointment of the commissioner and of any other person discharging the duties of his office to be the true and lawful attorney of such insurer for the service upon him of all lawful process and other papers required by the practice of this State to be served in any action or proceeding instituted by or on behalf of an insured or beneficiary arising out of any contracts of insurance of the kinds defined in sections 17B:17-3, 17B:17-4 and 17B:17-5 and any such act shall signify its agreement that the service of such process and other papers shall have the same legal force, validity and effect as personal service of the same in this State upon such insurer:
a. the issuance or delivery of contracts of insurance to residents of this State or to corporations authorized to do business therein;
b. the solicitation or negotiation of applications for such insurance;
c. the collection of premiums, membership fees or dues, assessments or other considerations for such contracts;
d. any other transaction of business in relation to such contracts of insurance.
L.1971, c. 144, s. 17B:33-2.