2016 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 59A - Insurance Code
Article 20 - Life Insurance and Annuity Contracts
Section 59A-20-4 - Grace period.
59A-20-4. Grace period.
There shall be a provision that a grace period of thirty (30) days, or, at the option of the insurer, of one month of not less than thirty (30) days, or of four (4) weeks in the case of industrial life insurance policies the premiums for which are payable more frequently than monthly, shall be allowed within which the payment of any premium after the first may be made, during which period of grace the policy shall continue in full force. The insurer may impose an interest charge not in excess of six percent per annum for the number of days of grace elapsing before the payment of the premium, and whether or not such interest charge is imposed, if a claim arises under the policy during such period of grace the amount of any premium due or overdue, together with interest and any deferred installment of the annual premium, may be deducted from the policy proceeds.
History: Laws 1984, ch. 127, 369.
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