(a) As used in this article, “contingent compensation arrangement” means an arrangement having as its purpose the payment of a variable commission by the insurer, depending on the overall operating profit on the insurance business produced and handled by the payee, with other provisions of the arrangement auxiliary or incidental to such purpose.
(b) As used in this article, “retrospective commission arrangement” means an arrangement having as its purpose the retention by the insurer of a fixed proportion of the gross premiums, or gross premiums plus policy fees with the balance of the premiums, or premiums plus policy fees, retained by the producer of the business, who assumes to pay therefrom all losses, all subordinate commissions, loss adjustment expenses and his profit, if any, with other provisions of the arrangement auxiliary or incidental to such purpose.
Terms Used In California Insurance Code 995
- Surplus line broker: means a person licensed under Section 1765 and authorized to do business under Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 1760) of Part 2 of Division 1. See California Education Code 32224
(c) The phrases defined in subdivisions (a) and (b) of this section shall not be deemed to include a contingent commission arrangement of a producer, managing general agent, surplus line broker, or general agent based wholly or partly on underwriting results, unless the arrangement guarantees an agreed return to the insurer which may exceed the underwriting profit actually earned by the insurer on business written through the producer, managing general agent, surplus line broker, or general agent.
(d) As used in this article, “policy fee” means any sum specified in the policy as paid, or payable, in addition to the specified premium, as a consideration for the policy; and does not include expenses customarily charged to the insured which are not recited in the policy.
(e) This article shall apply only to automobile and automobile liability insurance.
(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1818.)