3963.09 Unfair and deceptive practices - market conduct examination.

(A) A series of violations of this chapter by any person regulated by the department of insurance under Title XVII or Title XXXIX of the Revised Code that, taken together, constitute a pattern or practice of violating this chapter may be defined as an unfair and deceptive insurance practice under sections 3901.19 to 3901.26 of the Revised Code.

(B) The superintendent of insurance may conduct a market conduct examination of any person regulated by the department of insurance under Title XVII or Title XXXIX of the Revised Code to determine whether any violation of this chapter has occurred. When conducting that type of examination, the superintendent of insurance may assess the costs of the examination against the person examined. The superintendent may enter into a consent agreement to impose any administrative assessment or fine for conduct discovered that may be a violation of this chapter. All costs, assessments, and fines collected under this section shall be deposited to the credit of the department of insurance operating fund.

Effective Date: 2008 HB125 06-25-2008