4189. Prohibited advertisement; notice to policy owners

(a) No person, including a member insurer, or agent or affiliate of a member insurer, shall make, publish, disseminate, circulate, or place before the public, or cause directly or indirectly, to be made, published, disseminated, circulated, or placed before the public, in any newspaper, magazine or other publication, or in the form of a notice, circular, pamphlet, letter, or poster, or over any radio station or television station, or in any other way, any advertisement, announcement, or statement, written or oral, that uses the existence of the Insurance Guaranty Association of Vermont for the purpose of sales, solicitation, or inducement to purchase any form of insurance or other coverage covered by this chapter. However, this section shall not apply to the Vermont Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association or any other entity that does not sell or solicit insurance or coverage by a health maintenance organization.