- February 09, 2016
- All Florida Issuing Offices
- UNDERWRITING - Revised Unlawful Inducements - Florida Department of Financial Services Issues Revised Rule
The Florida Department of Financial Services has adopted a revised rule intended to clarify its position on unlawful inducements. The revised rule lists specific examples of acts and practices which it holds to be violations of Florida’s Unfair Insurance Trade Practices Act, Section 626.9541, Florida Statutes. A copy of the rule, which takes effect on February 9, 2016, is provided in the link below for your reference.
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EXHIBIT1 – FDS Unlawful Inducements Title Rule 2 9 16
THIS BULLETIN IS FURNISHED TO INFORM YOU OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS. AS A REMINDER, YOU ARE CHARGED WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENT ON VIRTUAL UNDERWRITER AS IT EXISTS FROM TIME TO TIME AS IT APPLIES TO YOU, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS. OUR UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS DO NOT AUTHORIZE OUR ISSUING AGENTS TO ENGAGE IN SETTLEMENTS OR CLOSINGS ON BEHALF OF STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY. THIS BULLETIN IS NOT INTENDED TO DIRECT YOUR ESCROW OR SETTLEMENT PRACTICES OR TO CHANGE PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS. CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION SHOULD NEVER BE SHARED OR DISSEMINATED EXCEPT AS ALLOWED BY LAW. IF APPLICABLE STATE LAW OR REGULATION IMPOSES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS.
- Bulletins Replaced:
- FL20100003 Revised Unlawful Inducements Proposal - Florida Department of Financial Services Issues Revised Proposed Rule
- Related Bulletins:
- Underwriting Manual:
- Exceptions Manual: