2013 Mississippi Code
Title 83 - INSURANCE
§ 83-53-17 - Premium rates; refunds; remission of premiums by agent; rules relative to insurer's certification of compliance with chapter

MS Code § 83-53-17 (2013) What's This?

(1) Any insurer with the prior approval of the commissioner may revise its schedules of premium rates from time to time and shall file the revised schedules with the commissioner. No insurer shall issue any credit life insurance policy or credit disability insurance policy for which the premium rate exceeds that determined by the schedules of the insurer as previously approved by the commissioner.

(2) Each individual policy or group certificate shall provide that in the event of termination of the insurance prior to the scheduled maturity date of the indebtedness, any refund of an amount paid by the debtor for insurance shall be paid or credited promptly by the insurer to the person entitled thereto; provided, however, that no refund of less than Two Dollars ($ 2.00) need be made. The formula to be used in computing the premium refund shall be the "sum of the digits" formula with respect to decreasing term credit life insurance and credit disability insurance, and the "pro rata" formula with respect to level term credit life insurance. Upon the payment of a death benefit under the credit life insurance coverage, the entire premium shall be considered earned and no refund shall be due. The insurer shall pay or cause to be paid to the debtor any refund due pursuant to this subsection within thirty (30) days of the accrual of such refund.

(3) The amount required of a debtor for any credit life or credit disability insurance shall not exceed the premium rate allowed to the insurer computed at the time the cost to the debtor is determined. All premiums payable to the insurer less any compensation to the agent or supervising general agent shall be remitted by the agent or supervising general agent to the insurer within sixty (60) days of collection.

(4) The commissioner may promulgate rules whereby an insurer may certify that the policy forms and other documents required to be approved by the commissioner prior to use are in compliance with this chapter.

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