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Note: RCW 48.01.030 predates IFCA, and its text was not altered by IFCA. This provision is nonetheless important because it establishes the insurer’s duty of good faith toward policyholders. IFCA, itself, is found in subsection (7) of RCW 48.30.010 and the entirety of RCW 48.30.015.

RCW 48.01.030

Public interest.

The business of insurance is one affected by the public interest, requiring that all persons be actuated by good faith, abstain from deception, and practice honesty and equity in all insurance matters. Upon the insurer, the insured, their providers, and their representatives rests the duty of preserving inviolate the integrity of insurance.

[ 1995 c 285 § 16; 1947 c 79 § .01.03; Rem. Supp. 1947 § 45.01.03.]

NOTES:

Effective date—1995 c 285: See RCW 48.30A.900.


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