RS 32:1276     

§1276.  Warranty reimbursement policy requirements

No warranty reimbursement insurance policy shall be issued, sold, or offered for sale in this state unless the policy meets the following conditions:

(1)  The policy states that the issuer of the policy will reimburse or pay on behalf of the vehicle protection product warrantor all covered sums which the warrantor is legally obligated to pay or will provide all the services that the warrantor is legally obligated to perform according to the warrantor's contractual obligations under the provisions of the insured warranties issued by the warrantor.

(2)  The policy states that in the event payment is due under the terms of the warranty, and such payment is not provided by the warrantor within sixty days after proof of loss has been filed according to the terms of the warranty by the warranty holder, the warranty holder may file directly with the warranty reimbursement insurance company for reimbursement.

(3)  The policy provides that a warranty reimbursement insurance company that insures a warranty shall be deemed to have received payment of the premium if the warranty holder paid for the vehicle protection product and the insurer's liability under the policy shall not be reduced or relieved by a failure of the warrantor, for any reason, to report the issuance of a warranty to the insurer.

(4)  The policy has the following provisions regarding cancellation of the policy:

(a)  The issuer of a reimbursement insurance policy shall not cancel such policy until a notice of cancellation in writing has been mailed or delivered to the executive director and each insured warrantor.

(b)  The cancellation of a reimbursement insurance policy shall not reduce the issuer's responsibility for vehicle protection products sold prior to the date of cancellation.

(c)  In the event an insurer cancels a policy that a warrantor has filed with the executive director, the warrantor shall do either of the following:

(i)  File a copy of a new policy with the executive director, before the termination of the prior policy, providing no lapse in coverage following the termination of the prior policy.

(ii)  Discontinue offering warranties as of the termination date of the policy until a new policy becomes effective and is accepted by the executive director.

(5)  Other provisions and conditions the commission may adopt and promulgate by rule.

Acts 2007, No. 388, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2008.