2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 632. Insurance contracts in specific lines.
632.73 Right to return policy.

632.73

632.73 Right to return policy.

632.73(1)

(1) Right of return. A policyholder may return an individual or franchise disability policy within 10 days after receipt. If the policyholder does so, the contract is void, and all payments made under it shall be refunded. This subsection does not apply to medicare supplement policies, medicare replacement policies or long-term care insurance policies subject to sub. (2m).

632.73(2)

(2) Notification. Subsection (1) shall in substance be conspicuously printed on the first page of each such policy or conspicuously attached thereto.

632.73(2m)

(2m) Medicare supplement policies, medicare replacement policies and long-term care insurance policies. Medicare supplement policies, medicare replacement policies and long-term care insurance policies shall have a notice that complies with this subsection prominently printed on the first page of the policy or certificate, or attached thereto. The notice shall state that the policyholder or certificate holder shall have the right to return the policy or certificate within 30 days of its delivery to the policyholder or certificate holder and to have the premium refunded to the person who paid the premium if, after examination of the policy or certificate, the policyholder or certificate holder is not satisfied for any reason. The commissioner may by rule exempt from this subsection certain classes of medicare supplement policies, medicare replacement policies and long-term care insurance policies, if the commissioner finds the exemption is not adverse to the interests of policyholders and certificate holders.

632.73(3)

(3) Exemptions.

632.73(3)(a)

(a) Specified. This section does not apply to single premium nonrenewable policies issued for terms not greater than 6 months or covering accidents only or accidental bodily injuries only.

632.73(3)(b)

(b) By rule. The commissioner may by rule permit exemptions from subs. (1) and (2) for additional classes or parts of classes of insurance where the right to return the policy would be impracticable or is not necessary to protect the policyholder's interests.

632.73 - ANNOT.

History: 1975 c. 375, 421; 1981 c. 82; 1985 a. 29; 1985 a. 332 s. 253; 1989 a. 31.

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