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Mississippi Code Title 83. Insurance § 83-11-203. Definitions

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As used in this article:

(a) “Automobile club” shall mean any person who, in consideration of dues, assessments, or periodic payments of money, promises its members or subscribers to assist them in matters relating to travel and the operation, use, and maintenance of an automobile in the supply of features or services which may include:

(1) such services as community traffic safety services, travel and touring service, theft or reward service, map service, towing service, emergency road service, and legal fee reimbursement service in the defense of traffic offenses, none of which enumerated features or services, if provided by the automobile club itself, shall be subject to the insurance laws of this state;

(2) the purchase of accidental injury and death benefits insurance coverage and the purchase of bail bond coverage, as provided by applicable statutes, by an insurance company authorized to do business in Mississippi;  and

(3) such other features or services not deemed by the commissioner to constitute the business of insurance.

Provided, however, the definition of an automobile club shall not include persons, associations, or corporations whose services are provided predominantly on a reimbursable basis.  Such operations shall constitute insurance and be subject to the insurance laws of Mississippi.

(b) “Commissioner” means the commissioner of insurance of the State of Mississippi.

(c) “Club agent” is a person, other than the automobile club itself, who acts or aids in any manner in the solicitation, delivery, or negotiation of any service contract, or of the renewal or continuance thereof.  This, however, shall not include any person performing only work of a clerical nature in the office of the automobile club.

(d) “Service contract” means an agreement whereby an automobile club, for a consideration, promises to render, furnish, procure, or reimburse club members specified services.

(e) “Person” means any individual person, firm, company, corporation, partnership, or association.

(f) “Insurance service” means the selling or making available individual or group insurance policies or certificates other than service contracts as a result of membership in or affiliation with an automobile club;  such policies, if sold or made available, shall be issued only by an insurance company duly authorized to do business in Mississippi.

Cite this article: - Mississippi Code Title 83. Insurance § 83-11-203. Definitions - last updated January 01, 2018 |

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