California Insurance Code Section 790.037

CA Ins Code § 790.037 (2017)  

(a) It is an unfair business practice for a health insurance agent or broker to sell, solicit, or negotiate the purchase of health insurance by any of the following methods:

(1) The use of a marketing technique known as cold lead advertising when marketing a Medicare product. As used in this section, “cold lead advertising” means making use directly or indirectly of a method of marketing that fails to disclose in a conspicuous manner that a purpose of the marketing is health insurance sales solicitation and that contact will be made by a health insurance agent or broker.

(2) The use of an appointment that was made to discuss a particular Medicare product or to solicit the sale of a particular Medicare product in order to solicit the sale of another Medicare product or other health insurance products, unless the consumer specifically agrees in advance of the appointment to discuss that other Medicare product or other types of health insurance products during the same appointment.

(b) As used in this section, “Medicare product” includes Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D, and Medicare supplement plans.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 140, Sec. 126. (AB 1164) Effective January 1, 2010.)

Last modified: October 25, 2018