Duties of insurers with respect to direct-response sales.
(1) If in the solicitation of a direct response sale, the insurer did not propose the replacement, and a replacement is involved, the insurer shall send to the applicant, with the policy, a replacement notice as described in WAC 284-23-485
or other substantially similar form approved by the commissioner. In such instances the insurer may omit the portion of the form which is included under the heading "Statement to Applicant by Insurance Producer," but including the portion beginning with "CAUTION"
and continuing through the first three points down to and not including the fourth point which begins "Study the comments" without having to obtain approval of the form from the commissioner. The applicant's signature is not required on the notice.
(2) If the insurer proposes the replacement in connection with direct response sales, it shall:
(a) Provide to applicants or prospective applicants, with or as a part of the application, a replacement notice as described in WAC 284-23-485
or other substantially similar form approved by the commissioner.
(b) Request from the applicant with or as part of the application, a list of all existing life insurance or annuities to be replaced and properly identified by name of insurer, insured, and contract number.
(c) Comply with the requirements of WAC 284-23-455
(2)(b), if the applicant furnishes the names of the existing insurers, and the requirements of WAC 284-23-455
(3), except that it need not maintain a replacement register.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
(3)(a) and 48.17.010
(5). WSR 11-01-159 (Matter No. R 2010-09), § 284-23-460, filed 12/22/10, effective 1/22/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
. WSR 87-14-015 (Order R 87-6), § 284-23-460, filed 6/23/87, effective 9/1/87; WSR 80-05-098 (Order R 80-5), § 284-23-460, filed 5/2/80, effective 10/1/80.]