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As used in this article:
(a) “Policy” means an automobile liability, automobile physical damage, or automobile collision policy, or any combination thereof, delivered or issued for delivery in this state, insuring a single individual, or husband and wife resident of the same household, as named insured and under which the insured vehicles therein designated are of the following types only:
(1) A motor vehicle of the private passenger or station wagon type that is not used as a public or livery conveyance for passengers, nor rented to others; or
(2) Any other four-wheel motor vehicle with a load capacity of fifteen hundred (1,500) pounds or less which is not used in the occupation, profession, or business of the insured; provided, however, that this article shall not apply (i) to any policy issued under an automobile assigned risk plan, (ii) to any policy insuring more than four (4) automobiles, or (iii) to any policy covering garage, automobile sales agency, repair shop, service station, or public parking place operation hazards.
(b) “Automobile liability coverage” includes only coverage of bodily injury and property damage liability, medical payments, and uninsured motorist coverage.
(c) “Automobile physical damage coverage” includes all coverage of loss or damage to an automobile insured under the policy except loss or damage resulting from collision or upset.
(d) “Automobile collision coverage” includes all coverage of loss or damage to an automobile insured under the policy resulting from collision or upset.
(e) “Renewal” or “to renew” means the issuance and delivery by an insurer of a policy replacing at the end of the policy period a policy previously issued and delivered by the same insurer, or the issuance and delivery of a certificate of notice extending the term of a policy beyond its policy period or term; provided, however, that any policy with a policy period or term of less than six (6) months shall for the purpose of this article be considered as if written for a policy period or term of six (6) months. Any policy written for a term longer than one (1) year or any policy with no fixed expiration date shall, for the purpose of this article, be considered as if written for successive policy periods or terms of one (1) year; and such policy may be terminated at the expiration of any annual period upon giving thirty (30) days' notice of cancellation prior to such anniversary date. Such cancellation shall not be subject to any other provisions of this article.
(f) “Nonpayment of premium” means failure of the named insured to discharge when due any of his obligations in connection with the payment of premiums on a policy, or any installment of such premium, whether the premium is payable directly to the insurer or its agents or indirectly under any premium finance plan or extension of credit.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Mississippi Code Title 83. Insurance § 83-11-1. Definitions - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ms/title-83-insurance/ms-code-sect-83-11-1/
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