33-1-215. Prepaid legal insurance. (1) For the purposes of this section, prepaid legal insurance means the assumption of a contractual obligation that is to be spread, directly or indirectly, among a group of persons to provide specified legal services or reimbursement for legal expenses in consideration of a specified payment for an interval of time, regardless of whether the payment is made by the beneficiary or by a third person on behalf of the beneficiary.
(2) Prepaid legal insurance does not include the provision of or reimbursement for legal services that are incidental to other insurance coverage. The following are not prepaid legal insurance:
(a) retainer contracts made with individual clients with fees based on estimates of the nature and amount of services that will be required;
(b) contracts made with a group of clients involved in the same or closely related legal matters;
(c) plans providing only a referral service or a discount card for legal services;
(d) legal services provided by unions or employee associations to members pertaining to employment or occupation; or
(e) legal services provided by an agency of state or federal government to employees.
(3) Prepaid legal insurance is a type of casualty insurance provided for in 33-1-206.