Cancellation of policy by premium finance company
- • notice required
- • effective date of cancellation
(1) When a premium finance agreement contains a power of attorney enabling the premium finance company to cancel any insurance policy or policies listed in the agreement, the insurance policy or policies shall not be canceled by the premium finance company unless such cancellation is effectuated in accordance with this section.
(2) Not less than 10 days’ written notice shall be mailed to the insured of the intent of the premium finance company to cancel the insurance policy unless the default is cured within such 10-day period. A copy of such notice shall also be mailed to the insurance producer indicated on the premium finance agreement.
(3) After expiration of such 10-day period, the premium finance company may thereafter in the name of the insured cancel such insurance policy or policies by mailing to the insurer a notice of cancellation, and the insurance policy shall be canceled as if such notice of cancellation had been submitted by the insured, but without requiring the return of the insurance policy or policies. The premium finance company shall also mail a notice of cancellation to the insured at the last-known address of the insured and to the insurance producer indicated on the premium finance agreement.
(4) All statutory, regulatory and contractual restrictions providing that the insurance policy may not be canceled unless notice is given to a governmental agency, mortgagee, or other third party shall apply where cancellation is effected under the provisions of this section. The insurer shall give the prescribed notice on behalf of itself or the insured to any governmental agency, mortgagee, or other third party on or before the second business day after the day it receives the notice of cancellation from the premium finance company and shall determine the effective date of cancellation taking into consideration the number of days’ notice required to complete the cancellation. [1969 c.639 §12; 1983 c.239 §2; 2003 c.364 §149]
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