§431:3-202  Insurer's name.  (a)  Every insurer shall conduct its business in its own legal name.

     (b)  No insurer shall assume or use a name deceptively similar to that of any other authorized insurer or a name that tends to deceive or mislead as to the type of organization of the insurer.

     (c)  An insurer shall apply to the department of commerce and consumer affairs and the commissioner for approval of the use or change of a trade name pursuant to section 431:2-217.

     (d)  When a foreign or an alien insurer authorized to do business in this State wants to change the name under which its certificate of authority is issued, the insurer shall file a request for name change with the commissioner at least thirty days prior to the effective date of the name change.  If within the thirty-day period the commissioner finds the name change request does not meet the requirements of this chapter or of the corporation laws of this State, the commissioner shall send to the insurer written notice of disapproval of the request specifying in what respect the proposed name change fails to meet the requirements of this chapter or the corporation laws of this State and stating that the name change shall not become effective. [L 1987, c 347, pt of §2; am L 1988, c 363, §2(2); am L 2019, c 70, §5]