An insurer may terminate the enrollment of an enrolled customer under a portable electronics insurance policy if the enrolled customer exhausts any aggregate limit of liability under the terms of the portable electronics insurance policy and the insurer sends notice of termination to the enrolled customer within 30 days after exhaustion of the limit. If the insurer does not send the notice within 30 days after exhaustion of the limit, the insurer shall continue the coverage notwithstanding the aggregate limit of liability until the insurer sends notice of termination to the enrolled customer.
If a portable electronics insurance policy is terminated by a vendor that owns the policy, the vendor shall mail or deliver, at least 30 days before the termination, written notice to each enrolled customer advising of the termination of the portable electronics insurance policy and the effective date of termination.
Any notice or correspondence with respect to coverage under a policy of portable electronics insurance that is required under this section or is otherwise required by law shall be in writing and may be mailed to the vendor at the mailing address of the vendor and to the enrolled customers at their last known mailing addresses on file with the insurer or delivered by electronic means to the vendor and enrolled customers. If the notice or correspondence is mailed, the insurer, or vendor, that mailed the notice or correspondence, shall maintain proof of mailing in a form authorized or accepted by the U.S. postal service or other commercial mail delivery service. If delivery of the notice or correspondence is by electronic means, the insurer shall use the electronic mail address specified by the vendor for that purpose and the insurer, or vendor, shall use the last known electronic mail address provided by each enrolled customer. An enrolled customer who provides an electronic mail address to the insurer or vendor consents to receive notices and correspondence by electronic means. If delivery is by electronic means, the insurer or vendor, whichever delivers the notice or correspondence, shall maintain proof of delivery.
A supervising entity may send any notice or correspondence required by this section or otherwise required by law. An insurer or vendor is not required to provide the notice or correspondence if it is provided by a supervising entity in a manner that complies with this section.
Limited lines travel insurance. 632.977(1)(a)
“Firm" means a firm under s. Ins 6.58 (1m)
, Wis. Adm. Code, that sells, solicits, or negotiates travel insurance through an individual travel insurance producer.
“Offer and disseminate" means to provide general information, including a description of coverage and price, as well as to process applications, collect premiums, and perform other activities permitted by statute or rule.
“Travel insurance" means limited lines insurance coverage for personal risks incident to planned travel, including any of the following:
Sickness, accident, disability, or death occurring during travel.
“Travel insurance" does not include major medical plans that provide comprehensive medical protection for travelers with trips lasting 6 months or longer, such as those persons working overseas as expatriates or military personnel being deployed.
“Travel insurance producer" means an intermediary who is licensed under sub. (2)
to sell, solicit, or negotiate travel insurance.
“Travel retailer" means a business entity that makes, arranges, or offers travel services.
Limited license to sell travel insurance.
The commissioner may issue to a person licensed as an intermediary under ch. 628
who applies on a form and in the manner prescribed by the commissioner, a limited lines travel insurance producer license authorizing the person to sell, solicit, or negotiate travel insurance through an insurer.
Authority to offer and disseminate travel insurance.
A travel retailer, or an employee or authorized representative of a travel retailer, may offer and disseminate travel insurance under a firm license of a firm, only if the firm holds such a license, and only if all of the following apply:
A travel insurance producer or the travel retailer provides to purchasers of travel insurance all of the following:
The material terms, or a description of the material terms, of the travel insurance coverage.
A description of the review or cancellation process for the travel insurance policy.
The firm keeps a register of each travel retailer that offers and disseminates travel insurance on the firm's behalf. The register shall include the name and contact information of the travel retailer and of an officer or person who directs or controls the travel retailer's operations and the travel retailer's federal tax identification number. The firm shall also certify that the travel retailer register complies with 18 USC 1033
. The firm shall submit the register to the commissioner upon request within 30 days after receiving a request.
The firm has designated a travel insurance producer responsible for ensuring the travel retailer's compliance with the limited lines travel insurance statutes and rules of this state.
A travel insurance producer requires each employee and authorized representative of the travel retailer whose duties include offering and disseminating travel insurance to receive a program of instruction or training, which shall be subject to review by the commissioner. The instruction or training materials shall contain, at a minimum, instructions on the types of insurance offered, ethical sales practices, and required disclosures to prospective customers.
Travel retailer duties, limitations, right to compensation. 632.977(4)(a)(a)
A travel retailer that offers and disseminates travel insurance on behalf of and under the control of a travel insurance producer shall make available to prospective purchasers of the travel insurance, brochures or other written materials that do all of the following:
Provide the identity and contact information of the insurer and the travel insurance producer.
Explain that the purchase of travel insurance is not required for the purchase of any other product or service from the travel retailer.
Explain that a travel retailer that is not licensed as a travel insurance producer may provide general information about the insurance offered by the travel retailer, including a description of the coverage and price, but is not qualified or authorized to answer technical questions about the terms and conditions of the insurance offered by the travel retailer or to evaluate the adequacy of the customer's existing insurance coverage.
A travel retailer's employee, or authorized representative, who is not licensed as a travel insurance producer may not do any of the following:
Evaluate or interpret technical terms, benefits, or conditions of the offered travel insurance coverage.
Evaluate or provide advice concerning a prospective purchaser's existing insurance coverage.
Hold himself or herself out as an insurer, a licensed travel insurance producer, or an insurance expert.
A travel retailer whose insurance-related activities, and those of its employees and authorized representatives, are limited to offering and disseminating travel insurance on behalf of and under the direction of a travel insurance producer that meets the conditions under this section is authorized to do so and to receive related compensation upon registration by the firm under sub. (3) (b)
Travel insurance may be provided under an individual policy or under a group or master policy.
As the insurer designee, a travel insurance producer is responsible for the acts of each travel retailer offering and disseminating travel insurance on its behalf and under its control and shall use reasonable means to ensure compliance by the travel retailer with this section.
A travel retailer offering and disseminating travel insurance on behalf of and under the control of a travel insurance producer and a travel insurance producer are exempt from the examination and education requirements under s. 628.04 (3)
History: 2013 a. 212
Worker's compensation insurance.
, and 102.62
apply to worker's compensation insurance.
Certifications of disability.
For the purpose of insurance policies that they issue, every insurer doing a health or disability insurance business in this state shall afford equal weight to a certification of disability signed by a physician with respect to matters within the scope of the physician's professional license, to a certification of disability signed by a chiropractor with respect to matters within the scope of the chiropractor's professional license, and to a certification of disability signed by a podiatrist with respect to matters within the scope of the podiatrist's professional license. This section does not require an insurer to treat any certification of disability as conclusive evidence of disability.
History: 1981 c. 55
; 2009 a. 113