Section 27-7-14.1

Link to law: http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/codeofalabama/1975/27-7-14.1.htm
Published: 2015

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Section 27-7-14.1

Section 27-7-14.1Licenses - Lines of authority; renewal.

(a) Unless denied licensure pursuant to Section 27-7-19, persons who have met the requirements of Sections 27-7-4.3 and 27-7-5 shall be issued an insurance producer license. An insurance producer may receive qualification for a license in one or more of the following lines of authority:



(1) LIFE. Insurance coverage on human lives including benefits of endowment and annuities, and may include benefits in the event of death or dismemberment by accident and benefits for disability income.



(2) ACCIDENT AND HEALTH OR SICKNESS, commonly known as disability. Insurance coverage for sickness, bodily injury, or accidental death and may include benefits for disability income.



(3) PROPERTY. Insurance coverage for the direct or consequential loss or damage to property of every kind.



(4) CASUALTY. Insurance coverage against legal liability, including that for death, injury, or disability or damage to real or personal property, and surety.



(5) VARIABLE LIFE and VARIABLE ANNUITY PRODUCTS. Insurance coverage provided under variable life insurance contracts and variable annuities.



(6) PERSONAL LINES. Property and casualty insurance coverage sold to individuals and families for primarily noncommercial purposes.



(7) CREDIT. Limited line credit insurance.



(8) BAIL BOND. Surety coverage for bail, as defined in Chapter 13 of Title 15.



(9) RENTAL VEHICLE. As described in Section 27-7-5.1.



(10) CROP. Insurance providing protection against damage to crops from unfavorable weather conditions, fire, or lightning, flood, hail, insect infestation, disease or other yield-reducing conditions or peril provided by the private insurance market, or that is subsidized by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, including Multi-Peril Crop Insurance.



(11) PORTABLE ELECTRONICS. As defined in Section 27-22A-1.



(12) TRAVEL. As described in Section 27-7-5.2.



(13) Any other line of insurance permitted under state laws or regulations.



(b) Unless denied licensure pursuant to Section 27-7-19, persons who have met the requirements of Section 27-7-5 shall be issued a service representative license. A service representative shall receive qualification for a license in the following lines of authority:



(1) PROPERTY. Insurance coverage for the direct or consequential loss or damage to property of every kind.



(2) CASUALTY. Insurance coverage against legal liability, including that for death, injury, or disability or damage to real or personal property, and surety.



(c) An insurance producer or service representative license shall remain in effect unless revoked or suspended as long as the license renewal fee set forth in Section 27-8A-9 is paid and education requirements for resident individual producers and service representatives set forth in Chapter 8A of this title are met by the due date.



(d) An individual insurance producer who allows his or her license to lapse may, within 12 months from the due date of the renewal fee, reinstate the same license without the necessity of completing the prelicensing course or passing a written examination; a service representative who allows his or her license to lapse may, within 12 months from the due date of the renewal fee, reinstate the same license without the necessity of completing the prelicensing course; however, a penalty in the amount of double the unpaid renewal fee shall be required for any renewal fee received after the due date.



(e) A licensed insurance producer or service representative who is unable to comply with license renewal procedures due to military service or some other extenuating circumstance, e.g., a long-term medical disability, may request a waiver of those procedures. The producer or service representative may also request a waiver of any examination requirement or any other fine or sanction imposed for failure to comply with renewal procedures.

Act 2001-702, p. 1509, §4; Act 2012-312, p. 685, §1; Act 2013-213, p. 489, §2.)