17:22A-30. Construction of act; license not required
5. a. Nothing in this act shall be construed to require an insurer to obtain an insurance producer license. In this section, the term "insurer" does not include an insurer's officers, directors, employees, subsidiaries or affiliates.
b.A license as an insurance producer shall not be required of the following:
(1)An officer, director or employee of an insurer or of an insurance producer, provided that the officer, director or employee does not receive any commission on contracts or policies written or sold to insure risks residing, located or to be performed in this State and:
(a)The officer's, director's or employee's activities are executive, administrative, managerial, clerical or a combination of these, and are only indirectly related to the sale, solicitation or negotiation of insurance; or
(b)The officer's, director's or employee's function relates to underwriting, loss control, inspection or the processing, adjusting, investigating or settling of a claim on a contract or policy of insurance; or
(c)The officer, director or employee is acting in the capacity of a special agency or agency supervisor assisting insurance producers and those activities are limited to providing technical advice and assistance to licensed insurance producers and do not include the sale, solicitation or negotiation of insurance;
(2)A person who secures and furnishes information for the purpose of group life insurance, group property and casualty insurance, group annuities, group or blanket accident and health insurance; or for the purpose of enrolling individuals under insurance plans, issuing certificates under insurance plans or otherwise assisting in administering insurance plans; or performs administrative services related to mass marketed property and casualty insurance; where no commission is paid to the person for the service;
(3)An employer or association or its officers, directors, employees, or the trustees of an employee trust plan, to the extent that the employers, officers, employees, directors or trustees are engaged in the administration or operation of a program of employee benefits for the employer's or association's own employees or the employees of its subsidiaries or affiliates, which program involves the use of insurance issued by an insurer, as long as the employers, associations, officers, directors, employees or trustees are not in any manner compensated, directly or indirectly, by the insurer issuing the contracts or policies;
(4)Employees of insurers or organizations employed by insurers who are engaging in the inspection, rating or classification of risks, or in the supervision of the training of insurance producers and who are not individually engaged in the sale, solicitation or negotiation of insurance;
(5)A person whose activities in this State are limited to advertising without the intent to solicit insurance in this State through communications in printed publications or other forms of electronic mass media whose distribution is not limited to residents of this State, provided that the person does not sell, solicit or negotiate insurance that would insure risks residing, located or to be performed in this State;
(6)A person who is not a resident of this State who sells, solicits or negotiates a contract or policy of insurance for commercial property and casualty risks to an insured with risks located in more than one state insured under that contract or policy, so long as that person is otherwise licensed as an insurance producer to sell, solicit or negotiate that insurance in the state in which the insured maintains its principal place of business and the contract or policy of insurance insures risks located in that state; or
(7)A salaried full-time employee who counsels or advises his employer relative to the insurance interests of the employer or of the subsidiaries or business affiliates of the employer if the employee does not sell or solicit insurance or receive a commission.
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