17:18-21 Registration for warrantor required.
3. a. A person may not operate as a warrantor or represent to the public that the person is a warrantor unless the person is registered with the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs, in such manner as the director deems appropriate, and:
(1)Maintains and has filed with the director a copy of a warranty reimbursement insurance policy which states that:
(a)The company issuing the warranty reimbursement insurance policy will reimburse or pay on behalf of the vehicle protection product warrantor all incidental costs or will provide the service that the warrantor is legally obligated to perform according to the warrantor's contractual obligations under the vehicle protection product warranty; and
(b)If the payment due under the terms of the warranty is not provided by the warrantor within sixty days after proof of loss has been filed according to the terms of the warranty by the warranty holder, the warranty holder may file for reimbursement directly with the company issuing the warranty reimbursement insurance policy and the insurer shall make reimbursement or provide the service required by the warranty directly to the warranty holder; and
(2)Has filed a copy of the warranties used by the warrantor in this State and a copy of the warranty reimbursement insurance policy with the director.
b.The director shall require warrantors to register annually, and to update their registration, the form of warranty, or the warranty reimbursement insurance policy, within 30 days of any change. The registration form shall contain:
(1)The warrantor's name, and any assumed name under which the warrantor does business in the State;
(2)The warrantor's principal office address and telephone number;
(3)The name, address, and telephone number of all administrators designated by the warrantor to be responsible for the administration of vehicle protection product warranties in this State; and
(4)The name, address, and telephone number of the insurance company providing the warranty reimbursement insurance policy coverage.
c.The information required to be provided in the registration form shall be made available to the public.
d.The director shall impose a fee on each registered warrantor to defray the costs of administering the provisions of P.L.2007, c.166 (C.17:18-19 et al.), in the amount of $1,000 annually. Beginning 12 months after the effective date of P.L.2007, c.166 (C.17:18-19 et al.), and annually thereafter, the director may modify the amount of the fee imposed pursuant to this subsection, which amount shall not exceed $2,000, to reflect the division's actual costs of administration.
L.2007, c.166, s.3.
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