3911.18 Discriminations by agent of life insurance company prohibited.

No person, for himself or as officer, agent, solicitor, employee, or representative of a life insurance company doing business in this state, shall make or permit a distinction or discrimination in favor of individuals between any insured persons of the same class and of equal expectation of life in the amount or payment of premiums or in rates charged for policies of life or endowment insurance, or in the dividends or other benefits payable thereon, or in any other of the terms and conditions of the contracts which such company makes. No such person shall pay, allow, or give, or offer to pay, allow or give, directly or indirectly, as inducement to insurance, or knowingly receive as such inducement to insurance, any rebate of premium payable on the policy, or any special favor or advantage in the dividends or other benefits to accrue thereon, or any special advantage in the date of a policy or date of the issue thereof, or any valuable consideration or other inducement. No such person shall give, receive, sell, or purchase, or offer to give, receive, sell, or purchase, as inducements to insurance or in connection therewith any stock, bonds, or other obligations or securities of any insurance company or other corporation, association, partnership, or individual, or any dividends or profits to accrue thereon, or any paid employment or contract for services of any kind or anything of value.

The fines which are levied and collected for the violation of this section shall be paid to the county treasurer for the use of the schools as provided in sections 3315.31 and 3315.32 of the Revised Code. This section does not forbid a company, transacting industrial insurance on a weekly payment plan, from returning to policyholders who have made premium payments for a period of at least one year, directly to the company at its home or district offices, a percentage of the premium which the company would have paid for the weekly collection of such premium.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953