insurance agent

insurance agent
A person expressly or impliedly authorized by an insurance company to represent it in dealing with third persons in matters relating to insurance. 29 Am J Rev ed Ins § 135. One who represents an insurance company as a solicitor of business or as a collector of premiums. Home Beneficial L. Ins. Co. v Unemployment Compensation Com. 181 Va 811, 27 SE2d 159. One who represents another in making application for insurance or otherwise in dealing with an insurance company in reference to insurance, called agent of insured. A person within an exemption from execution in favor of any mechanic, miner, or other person. Wilhite v Williams, 41 Kan 288, 21 P 256. An insurance agent over whom the company retains no control in regard to the physical acts incidental to the performance of his general duties is not an agent of the company, but an independent contractor, in relation to the operation of his automobile while making collections and calling on clients. American National Ins. Co. v Denke, 128 Tex 229, 95 SW2d 370, 107 ALR 409. See insurance broker; soliciting agent.

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