3901.19 Unfair and deceptive practices definitions.

As used in sections 3901.19 to 3901.26 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Person" means any individual, corporation, association, partnership, reciprocal exchange, inter-insurer, fraternal benefit society, title guarantee and trust company, health insuring corporation, and any other legal entity.

(B) "Residents" includes any individual, partnership, or corporation.

(C) "Maternity benefits" means those benefits calculated to indemnify the insured for hospital and medical expenses fairly and reasonably associated with a pregnancy and childbirth.

(D) "Insurance" includes, but is not limited to, any policy or contract offered, issued, sold, or marketed by an insurer, corporation, association, organization, or entity regulated by the superintendent of insurance or doing business in this state. Nothing in any other section of the Revised Code shall be construed to exclude single premium deferred annuities from the regulation of the superintendent under sections 3901.19 to 3901.26 of the Revised Code.

(E) "Affiliate" means any company that controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with, another company.

(F) "Customer" means an individual who purchases, applies to purchase, or is solicited to purchase insurance products primarily for personal, family, or household purposes.

(G) "Depository institution" means a bank, savings bank, savings and loan association, or credit union that is subject to regulation or supervision by the United States or any state. "Depository institution" does not include an insurance company.

(H) "Insurance agent" or "agent" has the same meaning as in section 3905.01 of the Revised Code.

(I) "Insurer" has the same meaning as in section 3901.32 of the Revised Code.

(J) "Policy" or "certificate" means a contract of insurance, indemnity, medical, health or hospital service, suretyship, or annuity issued, proposed for issuance, or intended for issuance by any insurer.

Effective Date: 09-01-2002