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2011 Florida Statutes

F.S. 624.428
624.428 Licensed agent law, life and health insurances.
(1) No insurer shall deliver or issue for delivery in this state any policy of life insurance, master group life insurance contract, master credit life policy or agreement, annuity contract, or contract or policy of health insurance, unless the application for such policy or contract is taken by, and the delivery of such policy or contract is made through, a resident or nonresident insurance agent of the insurer duly licensed and appointed under the law of this state, who shall receive the usual commission due to an agent from such insurer.
(2) Each such insurer shall maintain a licensed and appointed resident or nonresident agent at all times for the purpose of and through whom policies or contracts issued or delivered in this state shall be serviced.
(3) This section does not apply to policies of insurance or annuity contracts on nonresidents which are applied for outside, and delivered in, the state or to reissuance of insurance policies or endorsements thereto which are part of a mass reissuance of such policies or endorsements and do not involve a change of premium or payment of agent’s commissions.
History.s. 72, ch. 59-205; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 61, 64, 809(1st), ch. 82-243; s. 7, ch. 83-288; ss. 187, 188, ch. 91-108; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 2, ch. 98-199; s. 3, ch. 2004-374.