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(1) An insurer may not cancel or refuse to renew a disability insurance policy or certificate until the insurer has mailed or delivered to the named insured and to the policyowner or certificate holder, as appropriate if they are not the same as the named insured, at the last-known address shown in the records of the company, one written notice in addition to any billing statement, stating the date the cancellation will become effective, which may not be earlier than:
(a) the beginning of the period for which premiums have not been paid in full if the notice of cancellation for nonpayment of premiums is mailed or delivered within 15 days after the due date of the missed premiums for that period;
(b) the date of mailing or delivery of notice of cancellation for nonpayment of premiums if notice of cancellation for nonpayment of premiums is not mailed or delivered within 15 days after the premium due date for the applicable policy period; or
(c) 90 days after the date of mailing or delivery of the notice of cancellation or refusal to renew for any reason other than nonpayment of premiums or a material misrepresentation contained in the application.
(2) An insurer shall give notice of cancellation at least 30 days in advance of cancellation for nonpayment of premiums or 90 days in advance of cancellation or refusal to renew for any reason other than nonpayment of premiums or a material misrepresentation contained in the application.
(3) An insurer may not cancel a disability insurance policy or a certificate based upon nonpayment of premiums if the premiums are paid in full within the 30-day notice period.
(4) The notice requirements in subsections (1) and (2) run concurrently with any grace period required by 33-22-206.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Montana Title 33. Insurance and Insurance Companies § 33-22-121. Notice required for cancellation or refusal to renew - last updated April 27, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/mt/title-33-insurance-and-insurance-companies/mt-code-ann-sect-33-22-121/
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