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31 Pa. Code § 37.62. Certification of appointments by entities.

§ 37.62. Certification of appointments by entities.

 (a)  Entities authorized by law to transact business within this Commonwealth shall, upon request by the Department, certify in a reasonable period of time to the Department the names of agents appointed by them to solicit insurance in this Commonwealth, as required by section 605(c) of the act (40 P. S. §  235(c)).

 (b)  The following inquiries and certifications are required:

   (1)  Entities shall, prior to appointing or reappointing an agent, make reasonable inquiry to:

     (i)   Determine whether the agent could be disqualified from obtaining a new or renewal certificate under §  37.46(2), (3), (5) or (7) (relating to standards for denial of certificate/license).

     (ii)   Verify employment history, references, current residence, and, depending upon information gleaned from the inquiry, determine whether the facts and circumstances mandate additional investigation or verification of an agent’s background and responses.

   (2)  Each entity, when requesting renewals of agent appointments, shall:

     (i)   Certify to the Department the names of the agents appointed by the entities to solicit insurance in this Commonwealth.

     (ii)   Certify with regard to agents appointed by the entity in this Commonwealth that the entity has no knowledge of information or conduct, as cited in paragraph (1) falling within the purview of §  37.46(2), (3), (5) or (7).

     (iii)   Pay renewal fees. See §  37.72 (relating to certificate, license and appointment fees).

Cross References

   This section cited in 31 Pa. Code §  37.61 (relating to appointments and termination by entity).

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