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§ 8-201. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandInsurance

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Insurance (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Entities that Act as Insurers
Subtitle 2. Managing General Agents (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Insurance, § 8-201
§ 8-201. Definitions
In general
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
Certificate of qualification
(b) “Certificate of qualification” means a certificate of qualification issued by the Commissioner to act as a managing general agent.
Managing general agent
(c)(1) “Managing general agent” means a person:
(i) that:
1. manages all or part of the insurance business of an insurer, including the management of a separate division, department, office, or subsidiary of the insurer; and
2. with or without authority, separately or with affiliates, directly or indirectly produces or underwrites gross direct written premiums at least equal to 5% of the insurer's policyholder surplus for any quarter or year, as reported in the insurer's most recently filed quarterly report or annual statement; and
(ii) that:
1. negotiates or binds ceding reinsurance contracts for the insurer;
2. adjusts or pays claims of more than $500; or
3. maintains loss reserves from which claims may be paid.
(2) “Managing general agent” does not include:
(i) an employee of the insurer;
(ii) a United States manager of the United States branch of an alien insurer;
(iii) an attorney in fact authorized by and acting for the subscribers of a reciprocal insurer under a power of attorney;
(iv) an authorized insurance producer acting for a surety insurer that engages exclusively in the business of issuing bail bonds; or
(v) an underwriting manager that, by contract:
1. manages all the insurance operations of the insurer;
2. is under common control with the insurer and is subject to Title 7, Subtitle 6 of this article; and
3. is not compensated based on the volume of premiums written.
(d) “Underwrite” means to accept or reject risks for an insurer.


Added by Acts 1995, c. 36, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1997. Amended by Acts 2001, c. 731, § 1, eff. July 2, 2001.
Formerly Art. 48A, § 665.
MD Code, Insurance, § 8-201, MD INSURANCE § 8-201
Current with legislation effective through June 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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