3933.01 Prohibition against rebates and advantages in policies.

No corporation, association, or partnership engaged in this state in the guaranty, bonding, surety, or insurance business, other than life insurance, nor any officer, agent, solicitor, employee, or representative thereof, shall pay, allow, or give, or offer to pay, allow, or give, directly or indirectly, as inducements to insurance, and no person shall knowingly receive as an 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 paid employment or contract for services of any kind, or any special advantage in the date of the policy or date of its issue, or any valuable consideration or inducement not plainly specified in the policy or contract of insurance or agreement of indemnity, or 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 of an insurance company or other corporation, association, partnership, or individual.

Sections 3933.01 to 3933.03 , inclusive, of the Revised Code do not prevent the payment to an authorized officer, agent, or solicitor of such company, association, or partnership of commissions at customary rates on policies or contracts of insurance effected through him by which he himself is insured, provided such officer, agent, or solicitor holds himself out as such and has been engaged in such business in good faith for a period of six months prior to any such payment. Such sections do not not prohibit a mutual fire insurance company from paying dividends to policyholders at any time after such dividends have been earned.

Cite as R.C. § 3933.01

History. Effective Date: 10-01-1953