2013 North Dakota Century Code
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LEGAL EXPENSE INSURANCE
26.1-43-01. Legal expense insurance defined.
"Legal expense insurance", as authorized in this title, means insurance which involves the
assumption of a contractual obligation to reimburse the beneficiary against or on behalf of the
beneficiary, all or a portion of the beneficiary's fees, costs, or expenses related to or arising out
of services by or under the supervision of an attorney licensed to practice law in this state,
regardless of whether the payment is made by the beneficiaries individually or by a third party
26.1-43-02. What legal expense insurance does not include.
Legal expense insurance does not include the provision of or reimbursement for legal
services incidental to other insurance coverages.
26.1-43-03. Legal plans and contracts excepted from insurance code.
Unless otherwise provided, this title does not apply to:
1. Plans licensed under chapter 26.1-19.
2. Retainer contracts made by attorneys with individual clients with fees based upon an
estimate of the nature and amount of services to be provided to a specific client and
similar contracts made with a group of clients involved in the same or closely related
3. Employee welfare benefit plans as defined by the Employee Retirement Income
Security Act of 1974 [Pub. L. 93-406; 88 Stat. 829].
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