3938.01 Definitions.

(A) This chapter may be cited as the "Certificates of Insurance Act."

(B) As used in this chapter:

(1) "Certificate of insurance" means a document or instrument, regardless of how titled or described, that is prepared or issued by an insurer or insurance agent licensed under Chapter 3905. of the Revised Code to verify the existence of property or casualty insurance coverage. "Certificate of insurance" includes a document issued to a person as verification of the existence of coverage under a master policy. "Certificate of insurance" does not include a policy of insurance, insurance binder, policy endorsement, or automobile identification card, or any document used to provide proof of financial responsibility for purposes of Chapter 4509. of the Revised Code.

(2) "Certificate holder" means any person, other than a policyholder, that requests, obtains, or possesses a certificate of insurance.

(3) "Person" has the same meaning as in section 1.59 of the Revised Code and includes a limited liability company, the state, and all political subdivisions, authorities, agencies, boards, and commissions of the state.


Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 259, §1, eff. 3/23/2016.