17:30E-11. Schedule of commissions
a. The producer shall receive commissions on association business which shall be designed to provide reasonable compensation for services performed by producers.
b. The rate of commission payable on policies issued by the association after January 1, 1987, shall be 10%, which rate shall remain in effect until January 1, 1988, at which time the rate of commission payable on association policies shall be 9%. This rate shall remain in effect until January 1, 1989, or until the number of drivers insured by the association is no greater than 30% of the aggregate number of insured private passenger automobiles in this State, whichever occurs later, at which time the commission payable on association policies shall be 8%.
c. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection a. of this section, a higher commission, as established by the commissioner, may be paid by the association to producers who meet criteria established by the commissioner in the plan of operation, which criteria may include, but not be limited to, the territory in which the producer is located and whether or not the producer has an affiliation with an insurer which writes private passenger automobile insurance in the voluntary market.
d. In the event that a policy issued by the association is canceled by reason of nonpayment of premium or nonpayment of an installment payment due pursuant to an insurance premium finance agreement, the unearned commission shall be retained by the association and the effective cancellation date of the policy shall be no earlier than 10 days prior to the last full day for which the premium paid by the insured, net of the producer's full annual commission, would pay for coverage on a pro rata basis.
L. 1983, c. 65, s. 23, eff. Jan. 1, 1983, operative Jan. 1, 1984. Amended by L. 1986, c. 211, s. 12, eff. Jan. 12, 1987.
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