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§ 18-118. Cancellation, refusal to renew, or termination of policies

West's Annotated Code of MarylandInsurance

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Insurance (Refs & Annos)
Title 18. Long-Term Care Insurance (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Insurance, § 18-118
§ 18-118. Cancellation, refusal to renew, or termination of policies
Nonpayment of premiums or material misrepresentation
(a)(1) A carrier may cancel, refuse to renew, or otherwise terminate long-term care insurance only for nonpayment of premiums or material misrepresentation.
(2) A carrier may not cancel a policy of long-term care insurance under this subsection for nonpayment of premiums unless the carrier provides written notice to:
(i) the insured; and
(ii) an individual designated by the insured under subsection (b) of this section to receive notice of cancellation not later than the date on which the carrier sends a second notice of the cancellation.
Designation of individual to receive notice of cancellation
(b)(1) A carrier may not deliver an individual policy of long-term care insurance to an insured until the carrier has notified the insured of the option to designate in writing one individual in addition to the insured who will receive notice of cancellation of the policy for nonpayment of premiums under subsection (a) of this section.
(2) The insured may change the written designation under this subsection at any time.
(3) The written designation shall be on a form provided by the carrier that states that the insured may:
(i) designate one individual for receipt of notice of cancellation; and
(ii) change the written designation at any time.
Termination made without prejudice to benefits payable for institutionalization
(c)(1) Termination of a policy or certificate of long-term care insurance shall be without prejudice to any benefits payable for institutionalization if the institutionalization began while the policy or certificate of long-term care insurance was in effect and continues without interruption after termination.
(2) An extension of benefits beyond the period the policy of long-term care insurance was in effect may be:
(i) limited to the duration of the benefit period, if any, or to payment of the maximum benefits; and
(ii) subject to any policy waiting period and all other applicable provisions of the policy.

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Added by Acts 1997, c. 35, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1997.
Formerly Art. 48A, §§ 643, 645.
MD Code, Insurance, § 18-118, MD INSURANCE § 18-118
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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