(1) offer to place coverage through the facility for any qualified applicant who is ineligible or unacceptable for coverage in the insurer or insurers for whom the agent is authorized to solicit, negotiate or effect automobile insurance. Provided, that the failure of an agent to make such an offer to a qualified applicant shall not subject the agent to any liability to the applicant;
(2) forward to the facility all applications and any deposit premiums which are required by the plan of operation, rules and procedures of the facility, if the qualified applicant accepts the offer to have coverage placed through the facility;
(3) be entitled to receive compensation for placing insurance through the facility at the uniform rates of compensation as provided in the plan of operation, and all members shall pay such compensation.
Subd. 2. Agents' contracts. A member may not include the premiums and losses incurred from risks insured through the facility in determining the loss ratio of any of its agents, or otherwise use the experience from such risks as cause for altering the relationship between the member and its agent.
* NOTE: The amendment to subdivision 1 by Laws 2001, chapter *117, article 2, section 14, is effective July 1, 2002. Laws *2001, chapter 117, article 2, section 19.