(1) Insurance, while not a commodity, nevertheless shall be purchased for all agencies by the department, except that agencies may purchase title insurance for land acquisition and may make emergency purchases of insurance pursuant to s. 287.057(3)(a). The procedures for purchasing insurance, whether the purchase is made by the department or by the agencies, shall be the same as those set forth herein for the purchase of commodities. (2) When an insurer or agent pays a commission or any portion thereof to any person, on insurance purchased under this part, such payment shall be reported to the department in writing and under oath within 30 days thereafter. Any failure to report as required herein shall subject the insurer or agent to the penalties provided in s. 624.15.
(3) The department and the Division of State Group Insurance shall not prohibit or limit any properly licensed insurer, health maintenance organization, prepaid limited health services organization, or insurance agent from competing for any insurance product or plan purchased, provided, or endorsed by the department or the division on the basis of the compensation arrangement used by the insurer or organization for its agents.