32-1-429. Insurance activities -- exemption -- rulemaking. (1) A bank or a bank's subsidiary or affiliate may:
(a) except for title insurance, sell insurance of all types, including annuities, credit life insurance, and disability insurance; and
(b) act as an insurance producer, adjuster, consultant, or administrator as defined in Title 33, chapter 17.
(2) A bank or a bank's subsidiary or affiliate that engages in insurance activities authorized in subsection (1) is subject to the provisions of Title 33.
(3) A bank or bank's subsidiary or affiliate may, upon application to and approval by the department pursuant to 32-1-362, offer debt cancellation and suspension programs. Debt cancellation or suspension programs offered pursuant to this subsection are not insurance products subject to the provisions of Title 33. The department shall adopt rules to implement this subsection that must be substantially equivalent to or more stringent than federal laws, regulations, and regulatory guidelines that are applicable to debt cancellation or suspension programs offered by national banks.