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Section 177A. Whoever, not being an officer or a regular salaried employee of any company and acting for such company, or not being duly licensed as an insurance broker or not being duly licensed as an insurance agent and acting for any company of which he is such an agent, or not being a duly authorized attorney-at-law or a certified public accountant acting within the course or scope of his profession or business, for a fee received or to be received, offers to examine, or examines or aids in examining any policy of insurance or any annuity or pure endowment contract for the purpose of giving, or gives or offers to give, any advice, counsel, recommendation or information in respect to the terms, conditions, benefits, coverage or premium of any such policy or contract, or in respect to the expediency or advisability of altering, changing, exchanging, converting, replacing, surrendering, continuing, renewing or rejecting any such policy or contract, or of accepting or procuring any such policy or contract from any company, or whoever, in or on advertisements, cards, signs, circulars or letterheads, or elsewhere, or in any other way or manner by which public announcements are made, uses the title “insurance adviser”, “insurance specialist”, “insurance counselor”, “insurance analyst”, “policyholders’ adviser”, “policyholders’ counselor”, or any other similar title, or any title, word or combination of words indicating that he gives, or is engaged in the business of giving, advice, counsel, recommendation or information to holders of policies of insurance or annuity or pure endowment contracts, shall be deemed an insurance adviser.

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