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2009 Florida Statutes

Section 627.5045, Florida Statutes 2009

627.5045  Secondary notice.--Except as provided in this section, a contract for an industrial life insurance policy issued or issued for delivery in this state on or after October 1, 1997, for which premiums are paid monthly, covering a natural person 64 years of age or older or owned by a natural person 64 years of age or older, which has been in force for at least 1 year, may not be lapsed for nonpayment of premium unless, after expiration of the grace period, and at least 21 days before the effective date of such lapse, the insurer has mailed a notification of the impending lapse in coverage to the policyowner and to a specified secondary addressee if such addressee has been designated in writing by name and address by the policyowner. An insurer issuing an industrial life insurance contract on or after October 1, 1997, shall notify the applicant of the right to designate a secondary addressee at the time of application for the policy on a form provided by the insurer and at any time the policy is in force by submitting a written notice to the insurer containing the name and address of the secondary addressee. This section does not apply to any life insurance contract under which premiums are payable monthly or more frequently and are regularly collected by a licensed agent.

History.--s. 3, ch. 95-142; s. 12, ch. 97-292.