58-47-8Vendor permitted to collect charges for portable electronics insurance--Funds held in trust for insurer--Vendor compensation.

Any charges for portable electronics insurance coverage may be billed and collected by the vendor of portable electronics. Each charge to the enrolled customer for coverage that is not included in the cost associated with the purchase or lease of portable electronics or related services shall be separately itemized on the enrolled customer's bill. If the portable electronics insurance coverage is included with the purchase or lease of portable electronics or related services, the vendor shall clearly and conspicuously disclose to the enrolled customer that the portable electronics insurance coverage is included with the portable electronics or related services. A vendor billing and collecting these charges is not required to maintain these funds in a segregated account if the vendor is authorized by the insurer to hold these funds in an alternative manner and remits such amounts to the supervising entity within sixty days of receipt. All funds received by a vendor from an enrolled customer for the sale of portable electronics insurance shall be considered funds held in trust by the vendor in a fiduciary capacity for the benefit of the insurer. A vendor may receive compensation for billing and collection services.

Source: SL 2012, ch 251, § 8.