RCW 48.111.070

Name of contract providerUse of legal nameFalse or misleading statementsRestrictions on requirement to purchase service contracts.

(1) A home heating fuel service contract provider shall not use in its name the words insurance, casualty, guaranty, surety, mutual, or any other words descriptive of the insurance, casualty, guaranty, or surety business; or a name deceptively similar to the name or description of any insurance or surety corporation, or to the name of any other home heating fuel service contract provider. This subsection does not apply to a company that was using any of the prohibited language in its name prior to June 7, 2006. However, a company using the prohibited language in its name shall conspicuously disclose in its home heating fuel service contracts the following statement: "This agreement is not an insurance contract."
(2) Every home heating fuel service contract provider shall conduct its business in its own legal name, unless the commissioner has approved the use of another name.
(3) A home heating fuel service contract provider or its representative shall not in its contracts or literature make, permit, or cause to be made any false or misleading statement, or deliberately omit any material statement that would be considered misleading if omitted.
(4) A person, such as a bank, savings and loan association, lending institution, manufacturer, or seller shall not require the purchase of a home heating fuel service contract as a condition of a loan or a condition for the sale of any property.
[ 2006 c 36 § 8.]