3999.41 Insurer to adopt antifraud program.

(A) Except as provided in division (D) of this section, every insurer, as defined in division (A) of section 3999.36 of the Revised Code, shall adopt an antifraud program and shall specify in a written plan the procedures it will follow when instances of insurance fraud or suspected insurance fraud are brought to its attention. The insurer shall identify in the written plan the person or persons responsible for the insurer's antifraud program.

(B)

(1) An insurer shall develop a written plan required by division (A) of this section within ninety days after obtaining its license to transact business within this state or within ninety days after beginning to engage in the business of insurance within this state and shall thereafter maintain such a written plan.

(2) An insurer engaged in the business of insurance within this state on the effective date of this section shall develop a written plan required by division (A) of this section within ninety days after the effective date of this section and shall thereafter maintain such a written plan.

(C) If an insurer modifies the procedures it follows for instances of insurance fraud or suspected insurance fraud, or if there is a change in the person or persons responsible for the insurer's antifraud program, the insurer shall modify the written plan it maintains pursuant to this section.

(D) The requirements of this section are not applicable to any insurer identified in division (A) of this section that is not engaged in writing direct insurance in this state.

Effective Date: 03-17-1998