3905.21 Notice of terminating relationship with insurance agent.

(A) An insurer or authorized representative of an insurer that terminates the appointment, employment, contract, or other insurance business relationship with an insurance agent shall notify the superintendent of insurance, in the manner prescribed by the superintendent, within thirty days after the effective date of the termination. The insurer shall provide any additional information, documents, records, or other data relating to the termination or activity of the insurance agent that the superintendent requests in writing.

(B) If the termination of an insurance agent is for any of the reasons set forth in division (B) of section 3905.14 of the Revised Code, the insurer or authorized representative of the insurer shall promptly notify the superintendent, in the manner prescribed by the superintendent, of any additional information the insurer discovers upon further review or investigation, which information would have been provided to the superintendent in accordance with division (A) of this section had the insurer known of its existence.

(C)

(1) An insurer, within fifteen days after notifying the superintendent in accordance with division (A) or (B) of this section, shall mail a copy of the notification to the insurance agent at the agent's last known address. If the insurance agent was terminated for any of the reasons set forth in division (B) of section 3905.14 of the Revised Code, the notification shall be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, or by overnight delivery using a nationally recognized carrier.

(2) An insurance agent, within thirty days after receiving a copy of a notification pursuant to division (C)(1) of this section, may file written comments concerning the substance of the notification with the superintendent. If an insurance agent files such comments with the superintendent, the agent shall, at the same time, provide a copy of the comments to the insurer. Comments filed with the superintendent shall become part of the superintendent's file on the insurance agent and shall accompany every copy of any report distributed or disclosed for any reason about the agent.

Cite as R.C. § 3905.21

History. Effective Date: 09-01-2002