Insurers to do business through licensed agents, etc.; exceptions.
(a) No insurer shall, in this state, directly or indirectly, accept applications for insurance, negotiate for or issue any policy or contract of insurance or assume direct liability as to a subject of insurance resident, located, or to be performed in this state unless through insurance producers duly licensed under the provisions of this title.
(b) This section shall not apply to title insurance or insurance of the rolling stock, vessels, or aircraft of any common carrier in interstate or foreign commerce or covering any liability or other risks incident to the ownership, maintenance, or operation thereof. This section shall not apply as to life or disability insurance not delivered or issued for delivery in this state and lawfully solicited outside this state.
(Acts 1936-37, Ex. Sess., No. 224, p. 267; Code 1940, T. 28, § 66; Acts 1971, No. 407, p. 707, § 72; Act 2001-702, p. 1509, § 15.)