3959.12 Suspension, revocation or nonrenewal of license.

(A) Any license issued under sections 3959.01 to 3959.16 of the Revised Code may be suspended for a period not to exceed two years, revoked, or not renewed by the superintendent of insurance after notice to the licensee and hearing in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code. The superintendent may suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew a license if upon investigation and proof the superintendent finds that the licensee has done any of the following:

(1) Knowingly violated any provision of sections 3959.01 to 3959.16 of the Revised Code or any rule promulgated by the superintendent;

(2) Knowingly made a material misstatement in the application for the license;

(3) Obtained or attempted to obtain a license through misrepresentation or fraud;

(4) Misappropriated or converted to the licensee's own use or improperly withheld insurance company premiums or contributions held in a fiduciary capacity, excluding, however, any interest earnings received by the administrator as disclosed in writing by the administrator to the plan sponsor;

(5) In the transaction of business under the license, used fraudulent, coercive, or dishonest practices;

(6) Failed to appear without reasonable cause or excuse in response to a subpoena, examination, warrant, or other order lawfully issued by the superintendent;

(7) Is affiliated with or under the same general management or interlocking directorate or ownership of another administrator that transacts business in this state and is not licensed under sections 3959.01 to 3959.16 of the Revised Code;

(8) Had a license suspended, revoked, or not renewed in any other state, district, territory, or province on grounds identical to those stated in sections 3959.01 to 3959.16 of the Revised Code;

(9) Been convicted of a financially related felony;

(10) Failed to report a felony conviction as required under section 3959.13 of the Revised Code.

(B) Upon receipt of notice of the order of suspension in accordance with section 119.07 of the Revised Code, the licensee shall promptly deliver the license to the superintendent, unless the order of suspension is appealed under section 119.12 of the Revised Code.

(C) Any person whose license is revoked or whose application is denied pursuant to sections 3959.01 to 3959.16 of the Revised Code is ineligible to apply for an administrators license for two years.

Effective Date: 12-02-1996