2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 17B - INSURANCE
Section 17B:29-6 - Provisions of policies and certificates of insurance: disclosure to debtors

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 17B:29-6 (2017)

17B:29-6. Provisions of policies and certificates of insurance: disclosure to debtors

a. All credit life insurance and credit health insurance sold 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.

b. Each individual policy or group certificate of credit life insurance and each individual policy or group certificate of credit health insurance shall, in addition to other requirements of law, set forth the name and home office address of the insurer, the identity by name or otherwise of the person or persons insured, the rate of premium separately in connection with credit life insurance and credit health insurance if a payment therefor is collected from the debtor, a description of the coverage including 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 such excess shall be payable to a beneficiary, other than the creditor, named by the debtor or to his estate. For the purpose of this section, a payment for such insurance is deemed to have been collected from the debtor if an amount therefor is separately stated or is included in a total charge for insurance and other services.

c. Said 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.

d. If said 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 such 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 amount of payment, separately in connection with credit life insurance and credit health insurance coverage, and a brief description of the coverage provided shall be delivered to the debtor at the time such 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, except that, when the information required by this subsection is adequately set forth therein, this requirement may be waived by the commissioner. Upon acceptance of the insurance and within 30 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. Said application or notice of proposed insurance shall state that upon acceptance by the insurer, the insurance shall become effective as of the date the indebtedness is incurred.

e. Any policy, group certificate, copy of the application or notice of proposed insurance, as referred to in this section, may specify an age beyond which the insurance on a debtor will not become effective or on which a debtor's insurance will terminate; provided, however, that no charge shall be made to a debtor for coverage beyond the limiting age.

L.1971, c. 144, s. 17B:29-6.

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