41-2705. Supervision — Policy forms — Premiums. (1) The business of title insurance shall operate in Idaho under the control and supervision of the director of the department of insurance as to the premium rates for basic classifications of policy and underwriting contracts in relation thereto, escrow fee, rates, closing or settlement protection, tract indexes and abstract records, and insurability as provided in title 41, Idaho Code, and under such uniform rules and regulations as may be from time to time prescribed by the director of the department of insurance. No title insurer shall engage in the title insurance business with respect to any interest in Idaho property other than under the applicable laws of the state of Idaho and under such rules and regulations as may be issued by the director of the department of insurance. No policy of title insurance or guarantee of any character on Idaho property shall be issued unless written by a title insurer complying with all the provisions of the laws of the state of Idaho, holding a certificate of authority under chapter 3, title 41, Idaho Code, and under such rules and regulations as may be issued by the director of the department of insurance.
(2) The rates for the premiums for title insurance and closing or settlement protection, the proportion of the rates for the premiums for title insurance and closing or settlement protection which is retained by a title insurance agent and the portion which is retained by a title insurer, shall be determined within the provisions of sections 41-2706, 41-2707 and 41-2708, Idaho Code, and the general provisions of title 41, Idaho Code; provided, not later than the effective date hereof each title insurer shall file its premium rates and basic policy classification in relation thereto, and the said rate so filed shall continue until changed as herein provided.
(3) The escrow fees of title insurers and title insurance agents shall be filed in accordance with rules promulgated by the director of the department of insurance.
(4) A title insurer shall file each form of certificate, policy, preliminary report, binder, closing or settlement protection, guaranty or other underwriting contract of title insurance prior to the delivery or issuance thereof in Idaho. The filing of the form of policies and contracts of title insurance and the approval of the same shall be in accordance with sections 41-1812 and 41-1813, Idaho Code, as well as in conformance with chapter 27, title 41, Idaho Code.
(5) The provisions of sections 41-2705 through 41-2708, Idaho Code, shall not apply to a title insurer contracting as a reinsurer of a title insurance policy on Idaho property where no primary liability is assumed.
(6) The director of the department of insurance, for the purpose of carrying out this chapter shall have the right to require title insurers issuing policies in Idaho and title insurance agents to submit such information as needed as to expense of operations, loss experience, underwriting risks and other material matters.
(7) Any person aggrieved by any order, act or regulation of the director hereunder shall have the rights and remedies set forth in chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code.
[41-2705, added 1973, ch. 135, sec. 2, p. 252; am. 2011, ch. 195, sec. 1, p. 556; am. 2015, ch. 275, sec. 2, p. 1132.]