2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 17B - INSURANCE
Section 17B:33-9 - Misrepresentation by unauthorized insurer; notice to domiciliary supervisory official; action

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 17B:33-9 (2017)

17B:33-9. Misrepresentation by unauthorized insurer; notice to domiciliary supervisory official; action

No unauthorized insurer shall make, issue, circulate or cause to be made, issued or circulated, to residents of this State any estimate, illustration, circular, pamphlet, or letter, or cause to be made in any newspaper, magazine or other publication, any announcement or statement to such residents misrepresenting its financial condition or the terms of any contracts issued or to be issued or the benefits or advantages promised thereby, or the dividends or share of the surplus to be received thereon in violation of chapter 30 of Title 17B of the Revised Statutes and whenever the commissioner shall have reason to believe that any such insurer is engaging in such unlawful advertising, he shall give notice of such fact by registered or certified mail to such insurer and to the insurance supervisory official of the domiciliary State of such insurer. For the purpose of this section, the domiciliary State of an alien insurer shall be deemed to be the State of entry or the State of the principal office in the United States.

If after 30 days following the giving of notice, such insurer has failed to cease making, issuing, or circulating such false misrepresentations or causing the same to be made, issued or circulated in this State, and if the Commissioner has reason to believe that a proceeding by him in respect to such matters would be to the interest of the public, and that such insurer is issuing or delivering contracts of insurance to residents of this State or collecting premiums on such contracts or doing any of the acts enumerated in section 17B:33-2, the commissioner shall issue and serve upon such unauthorized insurer a statement of the charges in that respect and a notice of hearing pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act (P.L.1968, c. 410) and any rules adopted thereunder for an order to cease and desist.

L.1971, c. 144, s. 17B:33-9.

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