2013 Maryland Code
INSURANCE
§ 13-107 - Term of insurance


MD Ins Code § 13-107 (2013) What's This?

§13-107.

(a) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, the term of credit life insurance, credit health insurance, or credit involuntary unemployment benefit insurance subject to acceptance by the insurer, begins on the date that the debtor becomes obligated to the creditor.

(2) If a group policy provides coverage for an existing obligation, the credit life insurance, credit health insurance, or credit involuntary unemployment benefit insurance begins on the effective date of the group policy.

(b) If an insurer requires evidence of insurability and the evidence is provided more than 30 days after the debtor becomes obligated to the creditor:

(1) the term of the credit life insurance, credit health insurance, or credit involuntary unemployment benefit insurance may begin on the date that the insurer determines that the evidence is satisfactory; and

(2) the insurer shall refund or adjust any charge to the debtor for insurance as appropriate.

(c) (1) The term of credit life insurance, credit health insurance, or credit involuntary unemployment benefit insurance may not extend more than 15 days after the scheduled maturity date of the indebtedness, unless the term is extended without additional cost to the debtor.

(2) If the indebtedness is discharged before its scheduled maturity date due to renewal or refinancing, the insurer shall terminate the credit life insurance, credit health insurance, or credit involuntary unemployment benefit insurance in force before issuance of any new credit life insurance, credit health insurance, or credit involuntary unemployment benefit insurance for the renewed or refinanced indebtedness.

(3) The insurer shall pay or credit a refund as provided in § 13-112 of this title in all cases of termination of the insurance before the scheduled maturity date of the indebtedness.

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