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TITLE 49
MOTOR VEHICLES
CHAPTER 28
MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICE CONTRACTS
49-2803.  Service contract reimbursement policy requirements. (1) Mandatory insurance.
(a)  No motor vehicle service contract shall be issued, sold, or offered for sale in this state unless the motor vehicle service contract provider is insured under a service contract liability policy issued by an insurer admitted to do business in this state or as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this section. The policy shall provide that the insurer will pay to, or on behalf of, the motor vehicle service contract provider all sums which the motor vehicle service contract provider is legally obligated to pay according to the motor vehicle service contract provider's contractual obligations under the motor vehicle service contracts issued or sold by the motor vehicle service contract provider.
(b)  All service contract liability policies insuring motor vehicle service contracts issued, sold or offered for sale in this state must conspicuously state that, upon failure of the motor vehicle service contract provider to perform under the contract, the issuer of the policy shall pay on behalf of the provider any sums which the provider is legally obligated to perform, according to the provider's contractual obligations under the motor vehicle service contracts issued or sold by the provider.
(2)  The service contract liability policy shall be obtained from an insurer authorized, registered or otherwise permitted to transact insurance in this state or a surplus lines insurer meeting the requirements of chapter 12, title 41, Idaho Code, and which insurer or surplus lines insurer meets one (1) of the following requirements:
(a)   (i)   Maintain surplus as to policyholders and paid-in capital of at least fifteen million dollars ($15,000,000); and
(ii)  Annually file copies of the insurer's financial statements, its NAIC annual statement and the actuarial certification required by and filed in the insurer's state of domicile; or
(b)   (i)   Maintain surplus as to policyholders and paid-in capital of less than fifteen million dollars ($15,000,000) but at least equal to ten million dollars ($10,000,000); and
(ii)  Maintain a ratio of net written premiums, wherever written, to surplus as to policyholders and paid-in capital of not greater than three (3) to one (1); and
(iii) Annually files copies of the insurer's audited financial statements, its NAIC annual statement and the actuarial certification required by and filed in the insurer's state of domicile.
(3)  Premiums. Premiums are defined as those funds paid by or on behalf of the motor vehicle service contract provider to the liability insurance policy issuer for such risks covered under such liability insurance policy. Such premiums or the method of developing such premiums shall be filed with the director of the department of insurance for approval.
(4)  Cancellation of service contract liability insurance policy. The issuer of a service contract liability policy may not cancel the policy until a thirty (30) days' advance notice of cancellation has been mailed or delivered to each motor vehicle service contract provider. The cancellation of a service contract liability policy shall not reduce the insurer's responsibility for motor vehicle service contracts issued by motor vehicle service contract providers prior to the date of the cancellation.

History:
[49-2803, added 1993, ch. 340, sec. 1, p. 1273; am. 2002, ch. 299, sec. 1, p. 855; am. 2010, ch. 243, sec. 1, p. 625.]

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