(A) Any person licensed as a surety bail bond agent may be appointed by an insurer in accordance with this section.
(B) To appoint a surety bail bond agent as its agent, an insurer shall file a notice of appointment with the superintendent of insurance in the manner prescribed by the superintendent. All insurers shall pay to the superintendent a fee pursuant to division (A)(8) of section 3905.40 of the Revised Code for each such appointment when issued and for each continuance thereafter. Such an appointment, unless canceled by the insurer, may be continued in force past the thirtieth day of June next after its issue and after the thirtieth day of June of each succeeding year provided that the appointee is licensed and is eligible for the appointment.
Any fee collected under this division shall be paid into the state treasury to the credit of the department of insurance operating fund created by section 3901.021 of the Revised Code.
(1) By appointing a surety bail bond agent, an insurer certifies to the superintendent that the person is competent, financially responsible, and suitable to represent the insurer.
(2) An insurer shall be bound by the acts of the person named in the appointment within that person's actual or apparent authority as its agent.
(D) A surety bail bond agent shall not represent to the public that the agent has authority to represent a particular insurer until the insurer has acknowledged that authority by appointment of the agent in accordance with this section.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.18, HB 300, §1, eff. 5/26/2010.
Effective Date: 10-09-2001
Related Legislative Provision: See 128th General AssemblyFile No.18, HB 300, §6
See 128th General AssemblyFile No.18, HB 300, §3