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WHAT IS A RENTAL CAR AGENT?
A rental car agent is defined in ARS § 20-331 as a rental car company that offers ro sells insurance at the rental company office or other rental site or process a preselection of coverage in a master, corporate, group or individual rental agreement for any of the following kinds or types of insurance, separately or in combination:
- Accident and health or sickness insurance that provides coverage, as applicable, to renters and other rental vehicle occupants for accidental death or dismemberment and reimbursement for medical expenses that result from an accident that occurs during the rental period.
- Liability insurance that provides coverage, as applicable, to renters and other authorized drivers of rental vehicles for liability that arises from the operation of the rental vehicles, including uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage separately or in combination with other liability insurance.
- Personal property insurance that provides coverage, as applicable, to renters and other vehicle occupants for the loss of or damage to personal effects that occurs during the rental period.
- Vehicle breakdown coverage.
- Physical damage insurance that provides coverage to renters and other authorized drivers of rental vehicles for property damage liability that arises from the operation of the vehicle.
WHO MUST BE LICENSED?
Any firm or corporation that sells or offers to sell insurance in Arizona in connection with and incidental to vehicle rental agreements must hold a rental car agent license.
All insurance professionals (both residents and nonresidents) can apply for licenses, renew licenses, and update addresses and phone numbers online through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR), at www.nipr.com.
NIPR license and renewal applications are easy to complete, and we can usually process them faster than applications that are mailed to us. NIPR charges a small transaction fee (around $5 to $7) to process a license application and fee payment. Many people have found that overall, the added convenience plus the time and postage savings are worth paying the fee.
USE NIPR FOR FREE to change an address, e-mail address or phone number!
ARS § 41-1030(G) requires most Arizona government agencies to prominently print the provisions of ARS § 41-1030(B), (D), (E) and (F) on all license applications. The following is the language in ARS § 41-1030(B), (D), (E) and (F):
B. An agency shall not base a licensing decision in whole or in part on a licensing requirement or condition that is not specifically authorized by statute, rule or state tribal gaming compact. A general grant of authority in statute does not constitute a basis for imposing a licensing requirement or condition unless a rule is made pursuant to that general grant of authority that specifically authorizes the requirement or condition.
D. This section may be enforced in a private civil action and relief may be awarded against the state. The court may award reasonable attorney fees, damages and all fees associated with the license application to a party that prevails in an action against the state for a violation of this section.
E. A state employee may not intentionally or knowingly violate this section. A violation of this section is cause for disciplinary action or dismissal pursuant to the agency’s adopted personnel policy.
F. This section does not abrogate the immunity provided by section 12-820.01 or 12-820.02.