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2009 Florida Statutes

Section 627.610, Florida Statutes 2009

627.610  Notice of claim.--

(1)  The contract shall include the following provision:

"Notice of Claim: Written notice of claim must be given within 20 days after a covered loss starts or as soon as reasonably possible. The notice may be given to the insurer at its home office or to the insurer's agent. Notice should include the name of the insured and the policy number."

(2)  The contract may include the following provision:

"If the insured has a disability for which benefits may be payable for at least 2 years, at least once every 6 months after the insured has given notice of claim, the insured must give the insurer notice that the disability has continued. The insured need not do this if legally incapacitated. The first 6 months after any filing of proof by the insured or any payment or denial of a claim by the insurer will not be counted in applying this provision. If the insured delays in giving this notice, the insured's right to any benefits for the 6 months before the date which the insured gives notice will not be impaired."

History.--s. 553, ch. 59-205; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 459, 497, 809(2nd), ch. 82-243; s. 79, ch. 82-386; s. 114, ch. 92-318.