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R592. Insurance, Title and Escrow Commission.
Rule R592-9. Title Insurance Recovery, Education, and Research Fund Assessment Rule.
As in effect on October 1, 2013
Table of Contents
- R592-9-1. Authority.
- R592-9-2. Purpose and Scope.
- R592-9-3. Establishing Assessment Amounts.
- R592-9-4. Individual Title Insurance Producer Assessment.
- R592-9-5. Title Insurance Agency Assessment.
- R592-9-6. Penalties.
- R592-9-7. Enforcement Date.
- R592-9-8. Severability.
- Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment
- Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law
This rule is promulgated pursuant to Section 31A-41-202 which requires the Title and Escrow Commission to determine the amount of required assessments from individual title insurance producers and title insurance agencies to provide funding for the recovery, education, and research fund.
(1) The purpose of this rule is:
(a) to establish the amounts for individual title insurance producer assessments; and
(b) to establish the amounts for title insurance agency assessments.
(2) This rule applies to all individual title insurance producer applicants and licensees and all title insurance agency license applicants and licensees and any unlicensed person doing the business of title insurance.
(1) Prior to July 1 of each year, the Commission shall establish the assessment amounts for:
(a) an initial producer license for an individual title insurance producer applicant;
(b) a renewal license for a licensed individual title insurance producer;
(c) an initial agency license for a title insurance agency applicant; and
(d) an annual assessment for a licensed title insurance agency.
(2) Annual licensed title insurance agency assessment amounts shall be established for the following four premium bands of title insurance premiums:
(a) Band A: $0 to $1 million;
(b) Band B: more than $1 million to $10 million;
(c) Band C: more than $10 million to $20 million; and
(d) Band D: more than $20 million.
(3) The individual producer and agency assessment amounts shall be adopted by motion of the Commission.
(4) The adopted assessment amounts shall be posted on the Insurance Department's web page.
(1) Beginning July 1, 2009:
(a) A person applying for an initial individual title insurance producer license or a licensed individual title producer adding an additional title insurance line of authority shall pay an assessment not to exceed $20.00 at the time of application; and
(b) a licensee renewing an individual title insurance producer license shall pay an assessment not to exceed $20.00 at the time of application.
(2) An individual title insurance producer assessment will be paid in accordance with R590-102, Insurance Department Fee Payment Rule.
(1) Beginning July 1, 2008, a person applying for an initial title insurance agency license shall pay an assessment of $1,000 at the time of application.
(2) Beginning January 1, 2009, a licensed title insurance agency shall pay an annual assessment.
(3) An agency's placement in one of the four assessment bands will be determined by an agency's title insurance written premium volume for the preceding calendar year as of December 31 of that calendar year.
(4) An agency's annual assessment will be paid in accordance with R590-102, Insurance Department Fee Payment Rule.
A person found, after a hearing or other regulatory process, to be in violation of this rule shall be subject to penalties as provided under Section 31A-2-308.
The commissioner will begin enforcing this rule upon the rule's effective date.
If any provision or clause of this rule or its application to any person or situation is held invalid, such invalidity may not affect any other provision or application of this rule which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this rule are declared to be severable.
title insurance recovery assessment
June 25, 2009
For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R592, please contact the promulgating agency (Insurance, Title and Escrow Commission). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.