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48.18.170  <<  48.18.180 >>   48.18.190

RCW 48.18.180

Stated premium must include all charges.

(1) The premium stated in the policy shall be inclusive of all fees, charges, premiums, or other consideration charged for the insurance or for the procurement thereof.

     (2) No insurer or its officer, employee, appointed insurance producer, or other representative shall charge or receive any fee, compensation, or consideration for insurance which is not included in the premium specified in the policy.

     (3) Each violation of this section is a gross misdemeanor.

     (4) This section does not apply to:

     (a) A fee paid to an insurance producer by an insured as provided in RCW 48.17.270; or

     (b) A regulatory surcharge imposed by RCW 48.02.190.

[2008 c 217 § 13; 2007 c 153 § 2; 1994 c 203 § 2; 1947 c 79 § .18.18; Rem. Supp. 1947 § 45.18.18.]

Notes:

     Severability -- Effective date -- 2008 c 217: See notes following RCW 48.03.020.