☰ Revisor of Missouri

Title XXIV BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Chapter 385

Effective - 28 Aug 1977 bottom

  385.040.  Policy or group certificate, contents of, delivery required — policy or certificate not delivered, effect of. — 1.  All credit life insurance and credit accident and sickness insurance shall be evidenced by an individual policy, or in the case of group insurance by a certificate of insurance, which individual policy or group certificate of insurance shall be delivered to the debtor.

  2.  Each individual policy or group certificate of credit life insurance, or credit accident and sickness insurance, or both, shall, in addition to other requirements of law, set forth the name and home office address of the insurer, the name or names of the debtor, the premium or amount of payment by the debtor separately for credit life insurance and credit accident and sickness insurance, a description of the coverage including the amount and term thereof, and any exceptions, limitations and restrictions, and shall state that the benefits shall be paid to the creditor to reduce or extinguish the unpaid indebtedness and, wherever the amount of insurance may exceed the unpaid indebtedness, that any excess shall be payable to a beneficiary, other than the creditor, named by the debtor or to his estate.

  3.  The individual policy or group certificate of insurance shall be delivered to the insured debtor at the time the indebtedness is incurred except as hereinafter provided.

  4.  If the individual policy or group certificate of insurance is not delivered to the debtor at the time the indebtedness is incurred, a copy of the application for the policy or a notice of proposed insurance, signed by the debtor and setting forth the name and home office address of the insurer, the name or names of the debtor, the premium or amount of payment by the debtor, if any, separately for credit life insurance and credit accident and sickness insurance, the amount, term and a brief description of the coverage provided, shall be delivered to the debtor at the time the indebtedness is incurred.  The copy of the application for or notice of proposed insurance, shall also refer exclusively to insurance coverage, and shall be separate and apart from the loan, sale or other credit statement of account, instrument or agreement, unless the information required by this subsection is prominently set forth therein.  Upon acceptance of the insurance by the insurer and within thirty days of the date upon which the indebtedness is incurred, the insurer shall cause the individual policy or group certificate of insurance to be delivered to the debtor.  The application or notice of proposed insurance shall state that, upon acceptance by the insurer, the insurance shall become effective as provided in section 385.035.

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(L. 1977 H.B. 610 § 7)


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