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Alaska Statutes Title 21. Insurance § 21.36.319. Anticoercion and antitying

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(a) A person may not

(1) require, as a condition to the lending of money or extension of credit, or a renewal of the loan or extension of credit, that the obligee of the money or credit negotiate a policy or contract of insurance through any particular person or group of persons;

(2) disapprove the insurance policy provided by a borrower for the protection of property securing credit or a loan if disapproval is based on other than reasonable standards uniformly applied and relating to the extent of coverage required and the financial soundness and the services of the insurer;  the standards may not discriminate against a particular type of insurer or call for the disapproval of a policy containing coverage in addition to that required;

(3) unless charges are required when the person handling the insurance transaction is a licensee, require a consumer, insurer, broker, or agent to pay a separate charge for handling an insurance policy required as security for a loan on real property, or to pay a separate charge to substitute the insurance policy of one insurer for that of another, except that interest may be charged on premium loans or premium advancements in accordance with the security instrument.

(b) A person shall

(1) use separate documents for an insurance transaction, other than credit insurance or flood insurance, and for a credit transaction;  and

(2) maintain separate and distinct records relating to insurance transactions, including consumer complaint information, and make the records available to the director for inspection upon notice.

(c) A person may not include insurance premiums in a primary credit transaction without the consent of the consumer.

(d) Nothing in this section prohibits a person from informing a consumer or prospective consumer that insurance is required in order to obtain a loan or credit, that loan or credit approval is contingent on the procurement of acceptable insurance by the consumer, or that insurance is available from the person.

Cite this article: - Alaska Statutes Title 21. Insurance § 21.36.319. Anticoercion and antitying - last updated April 21, 2021 |

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