§ 27-55-1 Short title
§ 27-55-2 Definitions
§ 27-55-3 Prohibited practices; disclosure of information
§ 27-55-4 Statement of reasons for adverse action
§ 27-55-5 Application
§ 27-55-6 Complaint; investigation; relief
§ 27-55-7 Enforcement
§ 27-55-8 Construction
§ 27-55-9 Search of files

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 27 > Chapter 55

  • abuse: The occurrence of one or more of the following acts by a family or household member, as defined by subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of Section 15-10-3:

    a. See Alabama Code 15-18-76

  • ABUSE STATUS: The fact that a person is or has been the subject of abuse and has sustained abuse-related medical conditions or has incurred abuse-related claims. See Alabama Code 15-18-76
  • ABUSE-RELATED CLAIM: A claim under an insurance policy or health benefit plan for a loss which resulted from an act of abuse as defined in this chapter. See Alabama Code 15-18-76
  • ABUSE-RELATED MEDICAL CONDITION: A medical condition sustained by a subject of abuse which arises in whole or in part out of an act or pattern of abuse as defined in this chapter. See Alabama Code 15-18-76
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of the state Department of Insurance. See Alabama Code 15-18-76
  • CONFIDENTIAL ABUSE INFORMATION: Information about the acts of abuse or abuse status of a subject of abuse, the address and telephone number, home and work, of a subject of abuse, or the status of an applicant or insured as a family member, employer, or associate of, or a person in a relationship with a subject of abuse. See Alabama Code 15-18-76
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES: Any offense with respect to which the defendant is convicted or any other criminal conduct admitted by the defendant. See Alabama Code 15-18-66
  • EVIDENCE OF ABUSE: A court order, police report, medical report, or report from the Department of Human Resources, or a shelter for domestic violence victims, indicating that the insured is or has been the subject of abuse. See Alabama Code 15-18-76
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN: A policy, contract, certificate, or agreement offered by a health carrier to provide, deliver, arrange, pay for, or reimburse any of the costs of health care services or health care benefit. See Alabama Code 15-18-76
  • HEALTH CARRIER: A person or entity subject to regulation under this chapter who or which contracts or offers to contract to provide, deliver, arrange for, pay for, or reimburse any costs of health care services including, without limitation, a sickness and accident insurance company, a health maintenance organization, mutual aid associations, a fraternal benefit society, a hospital service corporation, or any other entity providing a plan of health insurance, including entities created pursuant to Article 6 (commencing with Section 10A-20-6. See Alabama Code 15-18-76
  • insured: A party named on a policy or health benefit plan as the person with legal rights to the benefits provided by the policy or health benefit plan, except that for life insurance, insured means the person whose life is covered under the policy. See Alabama Code 15-18-76
  • insurer: A person or other legal entity engaged in the business of insurance in this state, including agents, brokers, adjusters, and third-party administrators. See Alabama Code 15-18-76
  • OTHER TERMS: Terms not otherwise defined by this chapter shall have the meanings given to them in this title, known as the Alabama Insurance Code. See Alabama Code 15-18-76
  • PECUNIARY DAMAGES: All special damages which a person shall recover against the defendant in a civil action arising out of the facts or events constituting the defendant's criminal activities; the term shall include, but not be limited to the money or other equivalent of property taken, broken, destroyed, or otherwise used or harmed and losses such as travel, medical, dental or burial expenses and wages including but not limited to wages lost as a result of court appearances. See Alabama Code 15-18-66
  • policy: A contract of insurance, certificate, indemnity, suretyship, or annuity issued, proposed for issuance, or intended for issuance by an insurer, including endorsements or riders to an insurance policy or contract. See Alabama Code 15-18-76
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • restitution: Full, partial or nominal payment of pecuniary damages to the victim or to its equivalent in services performed or work or labor done for the benefit of the victim as determined by the court of record. See Alabama Code 15-18-66
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • SUBJECT OF ABUSE: A person, including a minor child, against whom an act of abuse has been committed a. See Alabama Code 15-18-76
  • victim: Any person whom the court determines has suffered a direct or indirect pecuniary damage as a result of the defendant's criminal activities. See Alabama Code 15-18-66