2C:21-4.5 Definitions Relative to Insurance Fraud
72. As used in sections 73 and 74 of P.L.2003, c.89 (C.2C:21-4.6 and C.2C:21-4.7), unless the context otherwise requires, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings:
“Insurance company” means any person, company, corporation, unincorporated association, partnership, professional corporation, agency of government and any other entity authorized or permitted to do business in New Jersey, subject to regulation by the State, or incorporated or organized under the laws of any other state of the United States or of any foreign nation or of any province or territory thereof, to indemnify another against loss, damage, risk or liability arising from a contingent or unknown event. “Insurance company” includes, but is not limited to, an insurance company as that term is defined in section 3 of P.L.1983, c.320 (C.17:33A-3), self-insurer, re-insurer, reciprocal exchange, inter-insurer, hospital, medical or health service corporation, health maintenance organization, surety, assigned risk plan, joint insurance fund, and any other entity legally engaged in the business of insurance as authorized or permitted by the State of New Jersey, including but not limited to any such entity incorporated or organized under the laws of any other state of the United States or of any foreign nation or of any province or territory thereof.
“Insurance policy” means the instrument, in writing, electronically or in any other form, in which are set forth the terms of any certificate of insurance, binder of coverage, contract of insurance or contract of re-insurance, issued by an insurance company, including, but not limited to, a State-assigned risk plan, plan of indemnity protection provided by or on behalf of a joint insurance fund or benefit plan, motor club service plan, or guaranty bond, surety bond, cash bond or any other alternative to insurance authorized or permitted by the State of New Jersey.
“Insurance transaction” means a transaction by, between, or among (1) an insurance company and (2) an insured, claimant, applicant for insurance, public adjuster, insurance professional, practitioner as defined by section 2 of P.L.1997, c.353 (C.2C:21-4.2), attorney, or any person who acts on behalf of any of the foregoing for the purpose of obtaining insurance or reinsurance, calculating insurance premiums, submitting a claim, negotiating or adjusting a claim, or otherwise obtaining insurance, self insurance, or reinsurance, or obtaining the benefits or annuities thereof or therefrom.
“Premium finance transaction” means a transaction involving or related to insurance premium financing which is subject to the “Insurance Premium Finance Company Act,” P.L.1968, c.221 (C.17:16D-1 et seq.).