2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 17B - INSURANCE
Section 17B:27E-7 - Grounds for rescinding policy, denying a claim

17B:27E-7. Grounds for rescinding policy, denying a claim

7. a. For a policy or certificate that has been in force for less than six months, an insurer may rescind a long-term care insurance policy or certificate or deny an otherwise valid long-term care insurance claim upon a showing of misrepresentation that is material to the acceptance for coverage.

b. For a policy or certificate that has been in force for at least six months but less than two years, an insurer may rescind a long-term care insurance policy or certificate or deny an otherwise valid long-term care insurance claim upon a showing of misrepresentation that is both material to the acceptance for coverage and which pertains to the condition for which benefits are sought.

c. After a policy or certificate has been in force for two years, it is not contestable upon the grounds of misrepresentation alone; such a policy or certificate may be contested only upon a showing that the insured knowingly and intentionally misrepresented relevant facts relating to the insured's health.

d. If an insurer has paid benefits under the long-term care insurance policy or certificate, the benefit payments shall not be recovered by the insurer if the policy or certificate is rescinded.

e. In the event of the death of the insured, this section shall not apply to the remaining death benefit of a life insurance policy that accelerates benefits for long-term care. In this situation, the remaining death benefits under these policies shall be governed by N.J.S.17B:25-4 or 17B:27-12, as appropriate. In all other situations, this section shall apply to life insurance policies that accelerate benefits for long-term care.

L.2003,c.207,s.7.

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