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  384.036.  Policy or certificate to be delivered to insured or broker — policies to indicate current status and any changes — violation, penalties. — 1.  Upon placing surplus lines insurance, the surplus lines licensee shall promptly deliver to the insured or the producing broker the policy, or if such policy is not then available, a certificate as described in subsection 4 of this section, cover note, binder or other evidence of insurance.  The certificate, as described in subsection 4 of this section, cover note, binder or other evidence of insurance shall be executed by the surplus lines licensee and shall show the description and location of the subject of the insurance, coverages including any material limitations other than those in standard forms, a general description of the coverages of the insurance, the premium and rate charged and taxes to be collected from the insured, and the name and address of the insured and surplus lines insurer or insurers and proportion of the entire risk assumed by each, and the name of the surplus lines licensee and the licensee's license number.

  2.  No surplus lines licensee shall issue or deliver any evidence of insurance or purport to insure or represent that insurance will be or has been written by any eligible surplus lines insurer, or a nonadmitted insurer pursuant to section 384.023, unless he has authority from the insurer to cause the risk to be insured, or has received information from the insurer in the regular course of business that such insurance has been granted.

  3.  If, after delivery of any such evidence of insurance, there is any change in the identity of the insurers, or the proportion of the risk assumed by any insurer, or any other material change in coverage as stated in the surplus lines licensee's original evidence of insurance, or in any other material as to the insurance coverage so evidenced, the surplus lines licensee shall promptly issue and deliver to the insured or the original producing broker an appropriate substitute for, or endorsement of the original document, accurately showing the current status of the coverage and the insurers responsible thereunder.

  4.  As soon as reasonably possible after the placement of any such insurance, the surplus lines licensee shall deliver a copy of the policy or, if not available, a certificate of insurance to the insured or producing broker to replace any evidence of insurance theretofore issued.  Each certificate or policy of insurance shall contain or have attached thereto a complete record of all policy insuring agreements, conditions, exclusions, clauses, endorsements or any other material facts that would regularly be included in the policy.

  5.  Any surplus lines licensee who fails to comply with the requirements of this section shall be subject to the penalties hereinafter provided.

  6.  Every evidence of insurance negotiated, placed or procured under the provisions of sections 384.011 to 384.071 issued by the surplus lines licensee shall, on the face of the policy or declaration page of the policy, bear the name of the licensee and the following legend in 10-point type: "This is evidence of insurance procured and developed under the Missouri Surplus Lines Laws.  It is NOT covered by the Missouri Insurance Guaranty Association.  This insurer is not licensed by the state of Missouri and is not subject to its supervision."

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(L. 1987 H.B. 700 § 9, A.L. 1989 S.B. 250)


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