Any person who regularly engages, in whole or in part, in the practice of assembling or collecting information about natural persons for the primary purpose of providing the information to an insurance institution or insurance producer for insurance transactions, including the furnishing of consumer reports or investigative consumer reports to an insurance institution or insurance producer for use in connection with an insurance transaction or the collection of personal information from insurance institutions, insurance producers or other insurance support organizations for the purpose of detecting or preventing fraud, material misrepresentation or material nondisclosure in connection with insurance underwriting or insurance claim activity. This does not include Insurance producers, Government institutions, Insurance institutions Medical care institutions, Medical professionals. ARS 20-2102.
Who Must Be Licensed
An Insurance Support Organization is not required to be licensed; however, the director may examine and investigate the affairs of every insurance support organization acting on behalf of an insurance institution or insurance producer which either transacts business in this state or transacts business outside this state that has an effect on a person residing in this state in order to determine whether the insurance support organization has been or is engaged in any conduct in violation of this chapter. ARS 20-2114
For the purpose of this chapter, an insurance support organization transacting business outside this state which has an effect on a person residing in this state is deemed to have appointed the director to accept service of process on its behalf, if the director causes a copy of the service to be mailed immediately by registered mail to the insurance support organization at its last known principal place of business. The return postcard receipt for the mailing is sufficient proof that the copy of the service was properly mailed by the director. ARS 20-2115.