17:33C-4. UEZ agents
22. a. A qualified insurer may appoint a UEZ agent or agents. Any appointment of a UEZ agent shall comply with the provisions of section 15 of P.L.1987, c.293 (C.17:22A-15), except when there is a conflict with a provision of this amendatory and supplementary act or any regulation promulgated hereunder, this amendatory and supplementary act is controlling. An agency contract between a qualified insurer and a UEZ agent shall be in writing, set forth specific duties and responsibilities of the parties regarding the obligations imposed pursuant to this section and section 21 of this amendatory and supplementary act, and detail the provisions of any limit on the number of exposures provided for in subsection b. of this section.
b. A qualified insurer may limit the number of exposures written through a UEZ agent or in the case of a qualified insurer doing business on a direct writing basis, the qualified insurer may limit the number of exposures written in an automobile insurance urban enterprise zone consistent with its marketing plans and goals as provided in subsection a. of section 21 of this amendatory and supplementary act. An eligible person applying for automobile insurance coverage after the limit is reached shall be advised by the UEZ agent that coverage may be available from another agent of the qualified insurer or directly from the qualified insurer if the insurer is a direct writer. Any such limit shall be imposed on an equitable and nondiscriminatory basis consistent with the provisions of subsections a. and b. of section 27 of P.L.1990, c.8 (C.17:33B-15) until the specified limit is reached.
c. The commissioner shall establish by regulation requirements that shall be satisfied if a qualified insurer limits the number of exposures written through a UEZ agent, and the manner in which a qualified insurer engaged in the business of automobile insurance on a direct writer basis may utilize the provisions of this section.
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