Texas Administrative Code
|TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
|LICENSING AND REGULATION OF INSURANCE PROFESSIONALS
|STANDARDS OF CONDUCT FOR LICENSED AGENTS
|Referral Business and Insurance Company Appointments
When a licensed local recording agent who does not have an appointment from a particular insurance company has referred an application for insurance to a local recording agent or managing general agent who does have an appointment with that company and the referral has resulted in the issuance of a policy of insurance written by that company, the agent who has the appointment may share the commission with the agent who does not have an appointment. The local recording agent, without an appointment from the company which takes the risk or issues a policy, may prepare an application for insurance, may collect and remit premium due to the agent issuing any such policy, and may deliver the policy and any endorsements to the insured and shall as to such activities be regarded as the agent of the insured and shall not be considered to be the agent of the company for any purpose. Upon making such referral, the local recording agent without an appointment from the company which takes the risk shall make written disclosure to the insured that such agent is not authorized to bind coverage or to execute or issue a policy for the subject risk. An agent without an appointment from a particular insurer may not sign or execute policies or issue binders, endorsements, or any other indication of coverage on behalf of that insurer.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §19.905 adopted to be effective October 6, 1987, 12 TexReg 3331.