31.15.02.18

.18 Special Enforcement Procedures.

A. Advertising File. Each carrier or producer shall maintain at its home or principal office a complete file containing every printed, published, or prepared advertisement of individual policies and typical printed, published, or prepared advertisements of blanket, franchise, and group policies hereafter disseminated in this or any other state whether or not licensed in the other state, with a notation attached to each advertisement which shall indicate the manner and extent of distribution and the form number of any policy advertised. The file shall be subject to regular and periodical inspection by the Commissioner. These advertisements shall be maintained in this file for a period of not less than 3 years.

B. Certificate of Compliance. Each carrier or producer required to file an annual statement which is now or which hereafter becomes subject to the provisions of this chapter shall file with the Commissioner together with its annual statement, a certificate executed by an authorized officer of the carrier or producer in which it is stated that to the best of the officer's knowledge, information, and belief the advertisements which were disseminated by the carrier or producer during the preceding statement year complied or were made to comply in all respects with the provisions of the Insurance Laws of Maryland and the regulations issued thereunder by the State Insurance Commissioner.

C. The chief executive officer of each carrier or producer to which this chapter is addressed, shall acknowledge its receipt and indicate the carrierís or producerís intention to comply.