Terms Used In Florida Statutes 627.780
- person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
- Premium: means the charge, as specified by rule of the commission, which is made by a title insurer for a title insurance policy, including the charge for performance of primary title services by a title insurer or title insurance agent or agency, and incurring the risks incident to such policy, under the several classifications of title insurance contracts and forms. See Florida Statutes 627.7711
- Title insurer: means any domestic company organized and authorized to do business under the provisions of chapter 624, for the purpose of issuing title insurance, or any insurer organized under the laws of another state, the District of Columbia, or a foreign country and holding a certificate of authority to transact business in this state, for the purpose of issuing title insurance. See Florida Statutes 627.7711
(1) A person may not knowingly quote, charge, accept, collect, or receive a premium for title insurance other than the premium adopted by the commission, except as provided in s. 626.9541(1)(h)3.b.
(2) A title insurer may not knowingly accept, collect, or receive any sum as premium for title insurance, if the title insurance is not then provided or is not to be provided, subject to acceptance of the risk, in due course, unless the title insurer promptly enters the sum on its books of account as premium collected in advance.