The definitions in this section apply to this chapter:
"Commitment" means the same as in RCW 48.29.010
"Complete filing" means a package of information containing rates, supporting information, documents and exhibits submitted to the commissioner electronically using the system for electronic rate and form filing (SERFF).
"Date filed" means the date a complete filing has been received and accepted by the commissioner.
"Filer" means a person, organization or other entity that files title insurance rates with the commissioner for a title insurer.
"NAIC" means the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
"Nonresidential policies" means title insurance policies on properties that are not "residential policies" as defined below.
"Objection letter" means correspondence created in SERFF and sent by the commissioner to the filer that:
(a) Requests clarification, documentation or other information;
(b) Explains errors or omissions in the filing; or
(c) Disapproves the filing under RCW 48.29.147
"Policy" means a title policy as defined in RCW 48.29.010
(3)(a), and includes endorsements.
(a) A "producer of title insurance" as defined in WAC 284-29-205
(b) An "associate of producers" as defined in RCW 48.29.010
"Rate" or "rates" means all classification manuals, rate and rule manuals, rating plans, rating schedules, minimum rates, class rates, and rating rules that title insurers must file under RCW 48.29.147
"Residential policies" means title insurance policies that insure the title to real property having a house, individual condominium unit, mobile home permanently affixed to real estate, or other dwelling unit intended principally for the occupancy of from one to four families, but does not include multifamily structures intended for the use of five plus families, undeveloped lots, or real estate intended principally for business, commercial, industrial, religious, educational, or agricultural purposes even if some portion of the real estate is used for residential purposes.
"SERFF" means the system for electronic rate and form filing. SERFF is a proprietary NAIC computer-based application that allows insurers and other entities to create and submit rate, rule and form filings electronically to the commissioner.
"Title Company Statistical Report" means the data filing forms and instructions published on the commissioner's web site at www.insurance.wa.gov and incorporated into this chapter by reference. The data form and instructions are based upon the Title Agent Statistical Data Plan adopted by the NAIC.
"Title insurance agent" or "agent" has the same meaning as in RCW 48.17.010
"Title insurance" has the same meaning as in RCW 48.11.100
"Title insurer" means a title insurance company authorized to conduct title insurance business in this state under chapter 48.05