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Title XXXVII
INSURANCE
Chapter 634
WARRANTY ASSOCIATIONS
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F.S. 634.414
634.414 Forms; required provisions.
(1) Each service warranty contract shall contain a cancellation provision. If the contract is canceled by the warranty holder, return of premium shall be based upon no less than 90 percent of unearned pro rata premium less any claims that have been paid or less the cost of repairs made on behalf of the warranty holder. If the contract is canceled by the association, return of premium shall be based upon 100 percent of unearned pro rata premium, less any claims paid or the cost of repairs made on behalf of the warranty holder. Service warranty associations may effectuate refunds through the issuing sales representative.
(2) Refunds owed pursuant to this section may be made by cash, check, store credit, gift card, or other similar means. Upon request of the service warranty holder, the refund shall be remitted by check.
(3) By July 1, 2011, each service warranty contract sold in this state must be accompanied by a written disclosure to the consumer that the rate charged for the contract is not subject to regulation by the office. A service warranty association may comply with this requirement by including such disclosure in its service warranty contract form or in a separate written notice provided to the consumer at the time of sale.
(4) Each service warranty contract must be mailed, delivered, or electronically transmitted to the warranty holder within 45 days after the date of purchase. Electronic transmission of a service warranty contract constitutes delivery to the warranty holder. The electronic transmission must notify the warranty holder of his or her right to receive the contract via United States mail rather than electronic transmission. If the warranty holder communicates to the service warranty company electronically or in writing that he or she does not agree to receipt by electronic transmission, a paper copy of the contract shall be provided to the warranty holder.
History.s. 5, ch. 78-255; s. 3, ch. 81-148; s. 2, ch. 81-318; s. 3, ch. 83-265; ss. 36, 37, 38, ch. 83-322; s. 56, ch. 91-106; ss. 18, 20, ch. 93-195; s. 7, ch. 95-245; s. 1498, ch. 2003-261; s. 32, ch. 2010-175; s. 8, ch. 2012-77; s. 4, ch. 2014-111.