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40-4201. Definitions. As used in this act, unless the context requires otherwise:

(a) "Prepaid service plan" means any person, company, corporation, partnership or other legal entity who collects periodic fees on a prepaid basis from residents of this state in connection with for-profit legal or dental coverage other than: (1) An employer on behalf of its employees or the employees of one or more subsidiary or affiliated corporations of such employer; (2) a union or association on behalf of its members; (3) an organization transacting business in this state pursuant to article 19a of chapter 40 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, including their sales representatives when engaged in the performance of their duties as such; (4) an insurance company duly authorized to conduct insurance pursuant to K.S.A. 40-1102(1)(m), and amendments thereto; or (5) a company providing products and services to customers for a fee where customers receive consultations with a licensed attorney connected to the customer by the company, so long as the company does not directly provide legal services, pay for legal services beyond a minimal administrative fee per customer or indemnify or reimburse the customer for any legal expenses incurred.

(b) "Provider" means any attorney or dentist currently licensed and in good standing in this state who enters into a provider agreement as defined in this act.

(c) "Member" means an individual or person on behalf of a group of individuals who enters into a membership agreement with a prepaid service plan which agrees to provide legal or dental services to the member: (1) For a predetermined monthly membership fee; (2) at a reduced rate in exchange for such a monthly membership fee; or (3) a combination of both a predetermined monthly fee and a reduced rate in exchange for such a monthly membership fee.

(d) "Membership agreement" means the written contract between the member and the prepaid service plan.

(e) "Provider agreement" means the written contract between the provider and the prepaid service plan.

History: L. 1987, ch. 157, § 1; L. 2015, ch. 45, § 2; July 1.

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