§ 33-18-201 Unfair claim settlement practices prohibited
§ 33-18-202 Misrepresentation and false advertising of policies prohibited
§ 33-18-203 False or deceptive advertising prohibited
§ 33-18-204 Twisting prohibited
§ 33-18-205 Filing or publishing false financial statements or making false entries prohibited
§ 33-18-206 Unfair discrimination prohibited — life insurance, annuities, and disability insurance
§ 33-18-207 Preferred rates to fictitious groups prohibited — approval of preferred group rates and forms
§ 33-18-208 Contract to contain agreements — rebates prohibited — life, disability, and annuity contracts
§ 33-18-209 Exceptions to discrimination and rebates provision
§ 33-18-210 Unfair discrimination and rebates prohibited for title, property, casualty, or surety insurance — exceptions — limitations
§ 33-18-211 Stock operations and advisory board contracts
§ 33-18-212 Illegal dealing in premiums — improper charges for insurance
§ 33-18-213 Extension of credit to policyholder
§ 33-18-214 Repealed
§ 33-18-215 Postclaim underwriting prohibited — condition
§ 33-18-216 Unfair discrimination against victims of abuse prohibited
§ 33-18-217 Military discount exception to rebate and discount prohibition for property or casualty insurance
§ 33-18-221 Designation of specific repair shops prohibited — lists allowed
§ 33-18-222 Market price
§ 33-18-223 Prohibited activities — glass broker defined
§ 33-18-224 Designation of specific automobile body repair businesses prohibited
§ 33-18-225 Designation of specific car rental business prohibited
§ 33-18-231 State administrative process to provide timely payment of medical benefits — definitions
§ 33-18-232 Time for payment of claims
§ 33-18-233 Administrative penalty for failure to pay promptly
§ 33-18-234 Right of privacy guaranteed
§ 33-18-235 Rulemaking authority
§ 33-18-241 Repealed
§ 33-18-242 Independent cause of action — burden of proof
§ 33-18-245 Prompt payment of motor vehicle damage claims
§ 33-18-246 reserved
§ 33-18-247 Unfair discrimination prohibited — anatomical gifts, organ transplants, and related treatment

Terms Used In Montana Code > Title 33 > Chapter 18 > Part 2 - Insurer's Relations With Insured and Claimant

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • 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.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Knowingly: means only a knowledge that the facts exist which bring the act or omission within the provisions of this code. See Montana Code 1-1-204
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes a corporation or other entity as well as a natural person. See Montana Code 1-1-201
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Process: means a writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Montana Code 1-1-202
  • Property: means real and personal property. See Montana Code 1-1-205
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Montana Code 1-1-201
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Montana Code 1-1-201
  • Willfully: when applied to the intent with which an act is done or omitted, means a purpose or willingness to commit the act or make the omission referred to. See Montana Code 1-1-204
  • Writing: includes printing. See Montana Code 1-1-203