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616.60(1)(b)2. 2. The name and address of each service contract holder that has furnished such information to the provider.
616.60(1)(b)3. 3. A list of the locations where service contracts are marketed, sold, or offered for sale in this state.
616.60(1)(b)4. 4. Written claims files that shall contain at least the dates, descriptions, and amounts paid or denied for claims related to the service contracts.
616.60(1)(b)5. 5. The effective date, expiration date, name of the seller, and provider fee paid for each service contract sold in this state.
616.60(1)(c) (c) Except as provided in sub. (2), a provider shall retain all records required to be maintained under this subsection for a service contract for at least one year after the period of coverage specified in the contract has expired.
616.60(1)(d) (d) The records required under this subsection may be, but are not required to be, maintained on a computer disk or other record-keeping technology. If the records are maintained in other than hard copy, the records shall be capable of duplication to electronic copy or legible hard copy at the request of the commissioner.
616.60(2) (2) A provider discontinuing business in this state shall maintain its records until it furnishes the commissioner satisfactory proof that it has discharged all obligations to service contract holders in this state.
616.60 History History: 2011 a. 226.
616.62 616.62 Enforcement.
616.62(1)(1) The commissioner may conduct examinations of providers, administrators, servicer contract sellers, or other persons under ss. 601.43 to 601.45 to enforce the provisions of this subchapter and protect service contract holders in this state. Upon request of the commissioner, a provider shall make all accounts, books, and records concerning service contracts sold by or on behalf of the provider available to the commissioner which are necessary to enable the commissioner to reasonably determine compliance with this subchapter.
616.62(2) (2) The commissioner may take any action under ss. 601.41 and 601.61 to 601.73 that is necessary or appropriate to enforce the provisions of this subchapter and the commissioner's rules and orders and to protect service contract holders in this state. The commissioner may subject a provider to any reporting and replying requirement under s. 601.42.
616.62 History History: 2011 a. 226.
subch. IV of ch. 616 SUBCHAPTER IV
MOTOR CLUB SERVICE CONTRACTS
616.71 616.71 Motor club service; definitions. As used in this subchapter, unless the context or subject matter otherwise requires:
616.71(1) (1) "Agent" means one who solicits the purchase of service contracts, as herein defined, or transmits for another any such contract, or application therefor, to or from the company, or acts or aids in any manner in the delivery or negotiation of any such contract, or in the renewal or continuance thereof.
616.71(2) (2) "Bail bond service" means any act by a company, as herein defined, the purpose of which is to furnish to, or procure for, any person accused of violation of any law of this state a cash deposit, bond or other undertaking required by law in order that the accused might enjoy personal freedom pending trial.
616.71(3) (3) "Buying and selling service" means any act by a company, as herein defined, whereby the holder of a service contract with any such company is aided in any way in the purchase or sale of an automobile.
616.71(4) (4) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of insurance, or the commissioner's assistants or deputies, or other persons authorized to act for the commissioner.
616.71(5) (5) "Company" means any person, firm, partnership, company, association or corporation engaged in selling, furnishing or procuring, as principal, for a consideration, motor club service.
616.71(6) (6) "Discount service" means any act by a company, as herein defined, resulting in the giving of special discounts, rebates or reductions of price on gasoline, oil, repairs, parts, accessories or service for motor vehicles, to holders of service contracts with any such company.
616.71(7) (7) "Emergency road service" means any act by a company, as herein defined, consisting of the adjustment, repair or replacement of the equipment, tires or mechanical parts of an automobile so as to permit it to be operated under its own power.
616.71(8) (8) "Financial service" means any act by a company, as herein defined, whereby loans or other advances of money, with or without security, are made to holders of service contracts with any such company.
616.71(9) (9) "Insurance service" means any act by a company, as herein defined, consisting of the selling or giving with a service contract, as herein defined, or as a result of membership in or affiliation with a company, as herein defined, a policy of insurance covering liability or loss by the holder of a service contract with any such company as the result of injury to the person of such service contract holder following an accident resulting from the ownership, maintenance, operation or use of a motor vehicle.
616.71(10) (10) "Legal service" means any act by a company, as herein defined, consisting of the hiring, retaining, engaging or appointing of an attorney or other person to give professional advice to, or represent, holders of service contracts with any such company, in any court, as the result of liability incurred by the right of action accruing to the holder of a service contract as a result of the ownership, operation, use or maintenance of a motor vehicle.
616.71(11) (11) "Map service" means any act by a company, as herein defined, by which road maps are furnished without cost to holders of service contracts with any such company.
616.71(12) (12) "Motor club service" means the rendering, furnishing or procuring of 3 or more of the following, to any person, in connection with that person's ownership, operation, use, or maintenance, of a motor vehicle, in consideration of that person's being or becoming a member of, affiliated with or entitled to membership or other motor club service from any company rendering, procuring or furnishing those services by virtue of any agreement or understanding with any such company:
616.71(12)(a) (a) Towing service.
616.71(12)(b) (b) Emergency road service.
616.71(12)(c) (c) Insurance service.
616.71(12)(d) (d) Bail bond service.
616.71(12)(e) (e) Legal service.
616.71(12)(f) (f) Discount service.
616.71(12)(g) (g) Financial service.
616.71(12)(h) (h) Buying and selling service.
616.71(12)(i) (i) Theft service.
616.71(12)(j) (j) Map service.
616.71(12)(k) (k) Touring service.
616.71(13) (13) "Service contract" means any written agreement whereby any company, as herein defined, for a consideration, promises to render, furnish, or procure for any other person, whether that person is a member of such company or otherwise, motor club service, as herein defined.
616.71(14) (14) "Theft service" means any act by a company, as herein defined, the purpose of which is to locate, identify or recover a motor vehicle, owned or controlled by the holder of a service contract with any such company, which has been, or may be, stolen, or to detect or apprehend the person guilty of such theft.
616.71(15) (15) "Touring service" means any act by a company, as herein defined, by which touring information is furnished without cost to holders of service contracts with any such company.
616.71(16) (16) "Towing service" means any act by a company, as herein defined, consisting of the drafting or moving of a motor vehicle from one place to another under other than its own power.
616.71 History History: 1977 c. 339 ss. 8, 44; Stats. 1977 s. 616.71; 1979 c. 355 s. 236; 1983 a. 189; 1987 a. 166; 1991 a. 316; 1993 a. 490; 1997 a. 254.
616.72 616.72 License to sell motor club service. No company shall sell or offer for sale any motor club service without first having deposited with the commissioner the sum of $25,000, in cash or securities approved by the commissioner, or, in lieu thereof, a bond in the form prescribed by the commissioner, payable to the state of Wisconsin, in the sum of $50,000, with corporate surety approved by the commissioner, conditioned upon the faithful performance in the sale or rendering of motor club service and payment of any fines or penalties levied against it for failure to comply with this chapter. Upon the depositing of such security with the commissioner, it shall be the duty of said commissioner to issue a certificate of authority to said company. The provisions of this section shall not affect or apply to any company heretofore organized which has been in continuous operation in this state for a period of more than 3 years immediately prior to May 24, 1933 and has a fully paid annual membership of more than 500 members within this state. The foregoing cash deposit or bond is not required in any instance as a penalty, but for the protection of the public only.
616.72 History History: 1977 c. 339 ss. 8, 44; Stats. 1977 s. 616.72.
616.74 616.74 Manner of obtaining company license; fee.
616.74(1)(1) No certificate of authority shall be issued by the commissioner until the company has filed with the commissioner the following:
616.74(1)(a) (a) A formal application in such form and detail as the commissioner may require, executed under oath by its president or other principal officer;
616.74(1)(b) (b) A certified copy of its charter or articles of incorporation and its bylaws, if any;
616.74(1)(c) (c) A certificate from the department of financial institutions, if it is a nonprofit corporation, that it has complied with the corporation laws of this state; if it is a corporation the stock of which has been or is being sold to the general public, a certificate from the division of securities that it has complied with the requirements of the securities law of this state.
616.74(2) (2) No certificate of authority shall be issued by the commissioner until the company has paid to the commissioner the fee required by s. 601.31 (1) (b).
616.74(3) (3) Every certificate of authority issued hereunder shall expire annually on July 1, of each year, unless sooner revoked or suspended, as hereinafter provided.
616.74 History History: 1971 c. 307; 1977 c. 339 s. 8; Stats. 1977 s. 616.74; 1979 c. 102 s. 237; 1991 a. 316; 1995 a. 27.
616.76 616.76 Form of service contract. No service contract shall be executed, issued, or delivered in this state until the form thereof has been approved in writing by the commissioner.
616.76 History History: 1977 c. 339 s. 8; Stats. 1977 s. 616.76.
616.77 616.77 Execution of service contract. Every service contract, executed, issued, or delivered in this state shall be made in duplicate, and shall be dated and signed by the company issuing the service contract and by the party purchasing the service contract, and one copy shall be kept by the company, and the other copy shall be delivered to the party purchasing the service contract.
616.77 History History: 1977 c. 339 s. 8; Stats. 1977 s. 616.77; 1987 a. 166.
616.78 616.78 Contents of contract. No service contract shall be executed, issued, or delivered in this state unless it contains the following:
616.78(1) (1) The exact corporate or other name of the company.
616.78(2) (2) The exact location of its home office and of its usual place of business in this state, giving street number and city.
616.78 History History: 1977 c. 339 s. 8; Stats. 1977 s. 616.78.
616.79 616.79 Only agents to solicit business. No person shall solicit, or aid in the solicitation of, another person to purchase a service contract issued by a company not duly licensed under this subchapter.
616.79 History History: 1977 c. 339 ss. 8, 44; 1979 c. 355 s. 236.
616.80 616.80 Misrepresentations forbidden. No company, and no officer or agent thereof, shall orally, or in writing, misrepresent the terms, benefits, or privileges of any service contract issued, or to be issued, by it.
616.80 History History: 1977 c. 339 s. 8; Stats. 1977 s. 616.80.
616.81 616.81 Company always bound by contract. Any service contract made, issued, or delivered contrary to any provision of this subchapter shall nevertheless be valid and binding on the company.
616.81 History History: 1977 c. 339 ss. 8, 44; Stats. 1977 s. 616.81; 1979 c. 355 s. 236.
616.82 616.82 Person exempted. Nothing in this subchapter applies to an authorized attorney at law acting in the usual course of the profession, nor to any insurance company, bonding company, or surety company now or hereafter duly and regularly licensed and doing business as such under the laws of this state.
616.82 History History: 1977 c. 339 ss. 8, 44; Stats. 1977 s. 616.82; 1979 c. 89, 176; 1979 c. 355 s. 236.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 11, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 11, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-11-14)