§ 124.4. Evidence of insurance.
(a) Section 1612 of the act (40 P. S. § 991.1612) requires the surplus lines licensee, upon placing surplus lines insurance, to deliver the contract of insurance to the insured or to the writing producer. A cover note, binder or other evidence of insurance shall be delivered by the surplus lines licensee if the contract of insurance is not immediately available.
(b) Delivery of the contract or other evidence of insurance by the surplus lines licensee shall occur within 15 calendar days after:
(1) Coverage has been bound by the surplus lines licensee, if the surplus lines licensee holds binding authority on behalf of the eligible surplus lines insurer.
(2) The surplus lines licensee has received written notification from the eligible surplus lines insurer or other nonadmitted insurer that it has assumed the risk, if the surplus lines licensee does not hold binding authority on behalf of the eligible surplus lines insurer.
(c) Under section 1624 of the act (40 P. S. § 991.1624), a contract or other evidence of insurance delivered by the surplus lines licensee shall contain a service of process clause substantially similar to the following:
SERVICE OF PROCESS CLAUSE
It is agreed that in the event of the failure of the Insurer(s) or Underwriter(s) herein to pay any amount claimed to be due hereunder, the Insurer(s) or Underwriter(s) herein, at the request of the Insured (or reinsured), will submit to the jurisdiction of any court of competent jurisdiction within the United States of America and will comply with all requirements necessary to give such court jurisdiction, and all matters arising hereunder shall be determined in accordance with the law and practice of such court. It is further agreed that in any such action instituted against any one of them upon this contract, Insurer(s) or Underwriter(s) will abide by the final decision of such court or of any appellate court in the event of an appeal.
Service of process shall be made pursuant to the procedures provided by 42 Pa.C.S. Ch. 53 Subch. B (relating to interstate and international procedure). When making service of process by mail, such process shall be mailed to
. The above-named is authorized and directed to accept service of process on behalf of the Insured(s) or Underwriter(s) in any such action or upon the request of the insured (or reinsured) to give a written undertaking to the insured (or reinsured) that it or they will enter a general appearance for the Insurer(s) or Underwriter(s) in the event such an action shall be instituted.
Further, pursuant to any statute of any state, territory or district of the United States of America, which makes provisions therefor, the Insured(s) or Underwriter(s) hereby designates the Superintendent, Commissioner or Director of Insurance or other officer specified for that purpose in the statute or his successor or successors in office, as the true and lawful attorney upon whom any lawful process may be served in any action, suit or proceeding instituted by or on behalf of the insured (or reinsured) or any beneficiary hereunder arising out of his contract of insurance (or reinsurance), and hereby designates the above-named as the person on whom such process or a true copy thereof shall be served.
The provisions of this § 124.4 amended under sections 206, 506, 1501 and 1502 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § § 66, 186, 411 and 412); and Article XVI of The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. § § 991.1601991.1626).
The provisions of this § 124.4 amended October 25, 2013, effective November 25, 2013, 43 Pa.B. 6345. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (263781) to (263782).
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