Section 27-40-15

Premium financed to be sent to insurance company, agent, or surplus lines broker; issuance of drafts, etc.; duties with respect to cancellation.

(a) The amount of premium financed, more specifically referred to as "the principal balance" in paragraph c. of subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of Section 27-40-8, shall be sent to the insurance company or companies, or the agent or surplus lines broker.

(b) All drafts, checks, or other orders of payment issued for premiums financed shall be issued by or on behalf of the premium finance company and shall be mailed, delivered, or otherwise transmitted directly to the insurance company or its agent, or surplus lines broker. Any check, draft, or other order or form of payment to any insurance agent, insurance broker, managing general agent, or other person, when issued shall be presumed to have been issued by the duly authorized agent of the premium finance company which provided the checks or drafts to the person issuing the same for the purpose of issuance of such instrument.

(c) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this section, the insurance company shall not be relieved of any of its duties or responsibilities with respect to the cancellation of any insurance contract which is subject to the premium finance agreement.

(Acts 1986, No. 86-400, p. 586, §2; Acts 1995, No. 95-309, p. 567, §1.)