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2011 Florida Statutes

SECTION 6841
Credit insurance consolidations general requirements.
F.S. 627.6841
627.6841 Credit insurance consolidations; general requirements.An insurer may not participate in any consolidation unless it complies with all of the following requirements:
(1) The offer of new coverage must be made on a timely basis as follows:
(a) In a consolidation conducted in connection with a loan transfer, the offer of new coverage to the prospective insured must be made as soon as reasonably possible. If the offer of new coverage is not made within 30 days after the loan transfer, or at least 30 days before the proposed effective date of the new coverage, the insurer must notify the debtor, in writing, that he or she has the right to an unconditional refund of all premiums paid for the new coverage if he or she exercises that right, in writing, within 30 days after the date of the notification.
(b) In all other consolidations, the offer of new coverage must be made to the prospective insured at least 30 days prior to the proposed effective date of the new coverage. If the offer is not made at least 30 days in advance, the insurer must notify the debtor, in writing, that he or she has the right to an unconditional refund of all premiums paid for the new coverage if he or she exercises that right, in writing, within 30 days after the date of the notification.
(2) A group certificate or individual policy must be delivered to each debtor insured under the new plan. In addition to complying with all other applicable requirements of this code, the group certificate or individual policy must include all of the following information:
(a) The name or names of the single or joint insureds.
(b) Identification of the insured indebtedness.
(c) The amount of insurance under the new plan.
(d) The premium for the new coverage.
(e) The effective date of the new coverage.
(f) The beneficiary for the new coverage.
(3) A group certificate or individual policy evidencing the new coverage may not include a contestability clause or, in the case of life insurance, a provision excluding suicide.
(4) Except as provided in s. 627.6842, the new coverage must be effectuated for the prospective insured only after the new insurer receives an application which has been signed by the prospective insured.
(5) Except as provided in s. 627.6842, the new insurer must calculate premiums for the new coverage on the basis of its own rates, the prospective insured’s then-attained age, if applicable, and the amount of insurance offered.
(6) Except for consolidations conducted in connection with a loan transfer, the new insurer must send written notice to the old insurer of its intent to conduct a consolidation at least 30 days before the effective date of the consolidation. The notice may be made on behalf of the new insurer by the financial institution or servicer.
(7) Each insurer must maintain a list of certificateholders insured under each group credit insurance plan, which list must be provided upon request to the servicer that collects premiums for the plan.
History.s. 73, ch. 92-318; s. 355, ch. 97-102.