Evidence of insurance
1.Upon placing a surplus lines coverage, the broker shall promptly issue and deliver to the insured evidence of the insurance consisting either of the policy as issued by the insurer or, if such a policy is not then available, the surplus lines broker’s certificate executed by the broker or a cover note. Such a certificate or cover note must show the description and location of the subject of the insurance, coverage, conditions and term of the insurance, the premium and rate charged and taxes collected from the insured, and the name and address of the insured and insurer and must state that the broker has verified that the insurance described has been granted or issued. If the direct risk is assumed by more than one insurer, the certificate must state the name and address and proportion of the entire direct risk assumed by each such insurer.
2.A broker shall not issue any such certificate or any cover note, or purport to insure or represent that insurance will be or has been granted by any unauthorized insurer, unless the broker has prior written authority from the insurer for the insurance, or has received information from the insurer in the regular course of business that the insurance has been granted, or an insurance policy providing the insurance actually has been issued by the insurer and delivered to the insured.
3.If after the issuance and delivery of any such certificate there is any change as to the identity of the insurers, or the proportion of the direct risk assumed by an insurer as stated in the broker’s original certificate, or in any other material respect as to the insurance evidenced by the certificate, the broker shall promptly issue and deliver to the insured a substitute certificate accurately showing the current status of the coverage and the insurers responsible thereunder.
4.If a policy issued by the insurer is not available upon placement of the insurance and the broker has issued and delivered a certificate as provided in this section, upon request therefor by the insured the broker shall as soon as reasonably possible procure from the insurer its policy evidencing the insurance and deliver the policy to the insured in replacement of the broker’s certificate theretofore issued.
5.Any surplus lines broker who knowingly or negligently issues a false certificate of insurance or who fails promptly to notify the insured of any material change with respect to the insurance by delivery to the insured of a substitute certificate as provided in subsection 3 is subject to the penalty provided by NRS 679A.180 or to any greater applicable penalty otherwise provided by law.
Section 685A.080 — Evidence of insurance; changes; penalty.,