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Definition of 'Unauthorized Insurer'

An unauthorized insurer is an entity that is not licensed to sell insurance in a particular state. This can be a company that is based in another state, or it can be a company that is operating illegally in the state.

Unauthorized insurers often target consumers who are not aware of their lack of licensing. They may advertise heavily in areas with high concentrations of immigrants or other vulnerable populations. They may also use misleading or deceptive sales practices.

Unauthorized insurers can pose a serious risk to consumers. They may not have the financial resources to pay claims, and they may not be subject to the same regulatory oversight as licensed insurers. This can make it difficult for consumers to get their claims paid, and it can also make it difficult to resolve disputes with the insurer.

If you are considering buying insurance from an unauthorized insurer, you should be aware of the risks involved. You should also be aware of your rights as a consumer. You have the right to cancel your policy within 30 days of purchase, and you have the right to file a complaint with the state insurance department.

If you believe that you have been the victim of fraud by an unauthorized insurer, you should file a complaint with the state insurance department. You can also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

The FTC has a number of resources available to help consumers protect themselves from fraud. You can find more information on the FTC website.

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