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RCW 48.170.070

Employee acting under authority of license — Conditions — Limitations.

(1) An employee of a self-service storage insurance producer may be authorized to offer, sell, or solicit self-service storage insurance under the authority of the self-service storage insurance producer's license, if all of the following conditions have been satisfied:

     (a) The employee is eighteen years of age or older;

     (b) The employee is a trustworthy person and has not committed any act set forth in RCW 48.17.530;

     (c) The employee has completed a training and education program;

     (d) The self-service storage insurance producer, at the time it submits its self-service storage insurance producer license application, also submits a list of the names of all employees to its self-service storage insurance producer license on forms prescribed by the commissioner. The list shall be submitted to the commissioner annually and kept current by reporting all changes, deletions, or additions within thirty days after the change, deletion, or addition occurred. Each list shall be retained by the self-service storage insurance producer for a period of three years from submission; and

     (e) The self-service storage insurance producer submits to the commissioner with its initial self-service storage insurance producer license application, and annually thereafter, a certification subscribed by an officer of the self-service storage insurance producer on a form prescribed by the commissioner, stating all of the following:

     (i) No person other than an employee offers, sells, or solicits self-service storage insurance on its behalf or while working as an employee of the self-service storage insurance producer; and

     (ii) All employees have completed the training and education program under subsection (4) of this section.

     (2) A self-service storage insurance producer's employee may only act on behalf of the self-service storage insurance producer in the offer, sale, or solicitation of self-service storage insurance. A self-service storage insurance producer is responsible for, and must supervise, all actions of its employees related to the offering, sale, or solicitation of self-service storage insurance. The conduct of an employee is the same as the conduct of the self-service storage insurance producer for purposes of this chapter.

     (3) The manager at each location of a self-service storage insurance producer, or the direct supervisor of the self-service storage insurance producer's employees at each location, must be an employee of that self-service storage insurance producer and is responsible for the supervision of each additional employee at that location. Each self-service storage insurance producer shall identify the employee who is the manager or direct supervisor at each location in the employee list that it submits under subsection (1)(d) of this section.

     (4) Each self-service storage insurance producer shall provide a training and education program for each employee prior to allowing an employee to offer, sell, or solicit self-service storage insurance. Details of the program must be submitted to the commissioner, along with the license application, for approval prior to use, and resubmitted for approval of any changes prior to use. This training program shall meet the following minimum standards:

     (a) Each employee shall receive instruction about the insurance authorized under this chapter that may be offered for sale to prospective occupants; and

     (b) Each employee shall receive training about the requirements and limitations imposed on self-service storage insurance producer and employees under this chapter. The training must include specific instruction that the employee is prohibited by law from making any statement or engaging in any conduct express or implied, that would lead a consumer to believe that the:

     (i) Occupant does not have insurance policies in place that already provide the coverage being offered by the self-service storage producer under this chapter; or

     (ii) Employee is qualified to evaluate the adequacy of the occupant's existing insurance coverages.

     (5) The training and education program submitted to the commissioner is approved if no action is taken within thirty days of its submission.

     (6) An employee's authorization to offer, sell, or solicit self-service storage insurance expires when the employee's employment with the self-service storage insurance producer is terminated.

     (7) The self-service storage insurance producer shall retain for a period of one year from the date of each transaction records which enable it to identify the name of the employee involved in each rental transaction when an occupant purchases self-service storage insurance.

[2009 c 119 § 8.]