2018 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 26 - INSURANCE CODE
CHAPTER 15 - THE INSURANCE CONTRACT
ARTICLE 1 - IN GENERAL
SECTION 26-15-121 - Renewal by certificate or endorsement.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 26-15-121 (2018)

26-15-121. Renewal by certificate or endorsement.

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, any insurance policy terminating by its terms at a specified expiration date, and not otherwise renewable, may be renewed or extended:

(i) At the insurer's option;

(ii) Upon a currently authorized policy form and at the premium rate then required for the policy;

(iii) For a specific additional period by certificates or by policy endorsement; and

(iv) Without requiring the issuance of a new policy.

(b) A private health benefit plan as defined in W.S. 26-1-102(a)(xxxiii), shall be renewable with respect to all insureds at the option of the insured except in the following cases:

(i) Nonpayment of the required premiums;

(ii) Fraud or misrepresentation by the insured; or

(iii) In the event the insurer elects not to renew an individual private health insurance plan, it may do so only if it elects not to renew all of its individual private health insurance benefit plans issued in this state. In the event the insurer elects not to renew a group private health benefit plan, it may do so only if it elects not to renew all of its group private health benefit plans issued in this state. In either case, the insurer shall:

(A) Provide notice of the decision not to renew coverage to all affected private health benefit plans and to all affected individually insured persons at least one hundred eighty (180) days prior to the nonrenewal of all health benefit plans by the insurer; and

(B) Provide notice of its decision under this paragraph to the commissioner at least three (3) working days prior to providing the notice required under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph.

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