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Title XXIV BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Chapter 376

< > Effective - 28 Aug 1988, 2 histories, see footnote (history) bottom

  376.756.  Summary document, association to prepare, when, contents — policy not covered by guaranty association to contain notice, form determined by director. — 1.  Within one hundred eighty days of August 13, 1988, the association shall prepare a summary document describing the general purposes and current limitations of the act and complying with subsection 2 of this section.  This document should be submitted to the director for approval.  Sixty days after receiving such approval, no insurer may deliver a policy or contract described in subsection 2 of section 376.717 to a policy or contract holder unless the document is delivered to the policy or contract holder prior to or at the time of delivery of the policy or contract except if subsection 3 of this section applies.  The document should also be available upon request by a policyholder.  The distribution, delivery, or contents or interpretation of this document shall not mean that either the policy or the contract or the holder thereof would be covered in the event of the impairment or insolvency of a member insurer.  The description document shall be revised by the association as amendments to the act may require.  Failure to receive this document does not give the policyholder, contract holder, certificate holder, or insured any greater rights than those stated in sections 376.715 to 376.758*.

  2.  The document prepared under subsection 1 of this section shall contain a clear and conspicuous disclaimer on its face.  The director shall promulgate a rule establishing the form and content of the disclaimer.  The disclaimer shall:

  (1)  State the name and address of the life and health insurance guaranty association and department of insurance, financial institutions and professional registration;

  (2)  Prominently warn the policy or contract holder that the Missouri life and health insurance guaranty association may not cover the policy or, if coverage is available, it will be subject to substantial limitations, exclusions and conditioned on continued residence in the state;

  (3)  State that the insurer and its agents are prohibited by law from using the existence of the life and health insurance guaranty association for the purpose of sales, solicitation or inducement to purchase any form of insurance;

  (4)  Emphasize that the policy or contract holder should not rely on coverage under the Missouri life and health insurance guaranty association when selecting an insurer;

  (5)  Provide other information as directed by the director.

  3.  No insurer or agent may deliver a policy or contract described in subsection 2 of section 376.717 and excluded under subsection 3 of section 376.717 from coverage under the provisions of sections 376.715 to 376.758* unless the insurer or agent, prior to or at the time of delivery, gives the policy or contract holder a separate written notice which clearly and conspicuously discloses that the policy or contract is not covered by the Missouri life and health insurance guaranty association.  The director shall by rule specify the form and content of the notice.

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(L. 1988 S.B. 430 § 36)

*Words "in this act" appear in original rolls. S.B. 430 (1988) contained numerous sections. Consult Disposition of Sections table for a definitive listing.


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