THE INSURANCE CONTRACT
41-1812. Filing, use and disapproval of forms. (1) No basic insurance policy or annuity contract form, or application form where written application is required and is to be made a part of the policy or contract, or printed rider or endorsement form or form of renewal certificate, shall be delivered, or issued for delivery in this state, unless the form has been filed with the director. This provision shall not apply to surety bonds, or to specially rated inland marine risks, nor to policies, riders, endorsements, or forms of unique character designed for and used with relation to insurance upon a particular subject, or which relate to the manner of distribution of benefits or to the reservation of rights and benefits under life or disability insurance policies and are used at the request of the individual policyholder, contract holder, or certificate holder. As to group insurance policies effectuated and delivered outside this state but covering persons resident in this state, the group certificates to be delivered or issued for delivery in this state shall be filed with the director. As to forms for use in property, marine (other than wet marine and transportation insurance), casualty and surety insurance coverages the filing required by this subsection may be made by rating organizations on behalf of its members and subscribers; but this provision shall not be deemed to prohibit any such member or subscriber from filing any such forms on its own behalf.
(2) Every such filing shall be submitted with a certification, in such form as may be determined by the director, by an officer of the insurer that each policy, form, endorsement, or rider in use complies with Idaho law. The director shall have the power to examine such filings to determine whether the policies, forms, endorsements, and riders, as filed, comply with the certification of the insurer and with Idaho law relating to the content of such documents. Upon a determination that any document filed in accordance with this section does not comply with Idaho law, the director shall, in accordance with the Idaho administrative procedure act, prohibit the use of such policy, form, endorsement, rider or other document.
(3) The director may, by order, exempt from the requirements of this section for so long as he deems proper any insurance document or form or type thereof as specified in such order, to which, in his opinion, this section may not practicably be applied, or the filing and approval of which are, in his opinion, not desirable or necessary for the protection of the public.
[41-1812, added 1961, ch. 330, sec. 404, p. 645; am. 1982, ch. 148, sec. 1, p. 412; am. 1995, ch. 137, sec. 1, p. 591; am. 1997, ch. 344, sec. 1, p. 1027.]