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Mississippi Code Title 83. Insurance § 83-11-3. Cancellation of policy;  exceptions

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(1) A notice of cancellation of a policy shall be effective only if it is based on one or more of the following reasons:

(a) nonpayment of premium;

(b) the driver's license or motor vehicle registration of the named insured, or of any other operator who either resides in the same household or customarily operates an automobile insured under the policy, has been under suspension or revocation during the policy period or, if the policy is a renewal, during its policy period or the one hundred eighty (180) days immediately preceding its effective date, unless within seven (7) days from the date of any such cancellation or suspension, the insured shall give insurer written notice of such revocation or suspension and shall direct the insurer to exclude from coverage under said policy the person whose license was so suspended or revoked;  further use of the insured vehicle by an excluded driver shall be grounds for immediate cancellation of a policy;  or

(c) failure to make timely payment of dues to, or to maintain membership in good standing with, a designated association, corporation, or other organization where the original issue of such policy or renewal was dependent upon such membership.

(2) This section shall not apply to any policy or coverage which has been in effect less than sixty (60) days at the time notice of cancellation is mailed or delivered by the insurer, unless it is a renewal policy.

(3) Modification of automobile physical damage coverage by the inclusion of a deductible not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100.00) shall not be deemed a cancellation of the coverage or of the policy.

(4) This section shall not apply to nonrenewal.

Cite this article: - Mississippi Code Title 83. Insurance § 83-11-3. Cancellation of policy;  exceptions - last updated January 01, 2018 |

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