Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 1 of chapter 176D of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1994 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out paragraph (a) and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
(a) "Person", any individual, corporation, association, partnership, reciprocal exchange, inter-insurer, Lloyds insurer, fraternal benefit society, operators of any medical service plan and hospital service plan as defined in chapters one hundred and seventy-six B, one hundred and seventy-six C, one hundred and seventy-six E, and one hundred and seventy-six F, insurers and sponsors of a legal services plan as defined in chapter one hundred and seventy-six H, any other legal entity or self insurer which is engaged in the business of insurance, including agents, brokers, and adjusters, the Massachusetts Insurers Insolvency Fund and any joint underwriting association established pursuant to law. For purposes of this chapter, operators of any medical and hospital service plans shall be deemed to be engaged in the business of insurance.