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31 Pa. Code § 89.782. Permitted compensation arrangements.

§ 89.782. Permitted compensation arrangements.

 (a)  An issuer or other entity may provide a commission or other compensation to a producer or other representative for the sale of a Medicare supplement policy or certificate only if the 1st-year commission or other 1st- year compensation is no more than 200% of the commission or other compensation paid for selling or servicing the policy or certificate in the 2nd year or period.

 (b)  The commission or other compensation provided in subsequent (renewal) years shall be the same as that provided in the 2nd year or period and shall be provided for no fewer than 5 renewal years.

 (c)  An issuer or other entity may not provide compensation to its producers or its other representatives and a producer may not receive compensation greater than the renewal compensation payable by the replacing issuer on renewal policies or certificates if an existing policy or certificate is replaced.

 (d)  For purposes of this section, compensation includes pecuniary or nonpecuniary remuneration of any kind relating to the sale or renewal of the policy or certificate, including bonuses, gifts, prizes, awards and finders fees.


   The provisions of this §  89.782 adopted July 24, 1992, effective July 25, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 3841; amended May 6, 2005, effective May 7, 2005, 35 Pa.B. 2729. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (272523).

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