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Title 8 : Banking and Insurance


Subchapter 001 : GENERALLY

(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 3880)
  • § 3880. Notice of cancellation

    (a) No notice of cancellation of a fire, casualty, marine, or multi-peril policy of insurance, unless otherwise provided and controlled by chapter 113, subchapter 2 of this title, shall be effective unless mailed or delivered by the insurer to the named insured at least 45 days prior to the effective date of cancellation; provided, however, that where cancellation is for nonpayment of premium or substantial increase in hazard at least 15 days’ notice of cancellation shall be given. In all instances, the reason or reasons for cancellation shall accompany or be included in the notice of cancellation. An insurer shall not be held liable in any claim or suit for damages arising solely from the insurer’s compliance with the requirement that the reason for cancellation be specified. This section shall not apply to workers’ compensation policies.

    (b) The Commissioner shall have the authority to waive any provision of subsection (a) of this section upon the written request of an insurer specifying the reasons therefor.

    (c) This section shall not apply to nonrenewal. (Added 1977, No. 223 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; amended 1981, No. 165 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1989, No. 171 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1990.)