The Vermont Statutes Online
Title 8 : Banking and Insurance
Chapter 143 : INSURANCE PREMIUM FINANCE COMPANIES(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 7009)
§ 7009. Cancellation of insurance contract upon default
(a) When an insurance premium finance agreement contains a power of attorney enabling the insurance premium finance company to cancel any insurance contract or contracts listed in the agreement, the insurance contract or contracts shall not be cancelled by the insurance premium finance company unless such cancellation is effectuated in accordance with this section.
(b) Not less than ten days’ written notice shall be mailed to the insured, at his or her last known address as shown on the records of the insurance premium finance company, of the intent of the insurance premium finance company to cancel the insurance contract unless the default is cured within such ten day period.
(c) After expiration of such ten day period, the insurance premium finance company may thereafter cancel such insurance contract or contracts by mailing to the insurer a notice of cancellation. The insurance contract shall be cancelled as if such notice of cancellation had been submitted by the insured himself or herself, but without requiring the return of the insurance contract or contracts. Such cancellation shall be effective no less than 10 days after mailing of the notice to the insurer. The insurance premium finance company shall also mail at least 10 days’ notice of cancellation to the insured at his or her last known address as shown on the records of the insurance premium finance company. However, if the policy being cancelled is a policy defined in subdivision 4222(1) of this title, then the notice of cancellation shall be given by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the insured by the insurance premium finance company.
(d) All statutory, regulatory, and contractual restrictions providing that the insurance contract may not be cancelled unless notice is given to a governmental agency, mortgagee, or other third party shall apply where cancellation is effected under the provisions of this section. The insurer shall give the prescribed notice on behalf of itself or the insured to any governmental agency, mortgagee, or other third party on or before the second business day after the day it receives the notice of cancellation from the insurance premium finance company and shall determine the effective date of cancellation taking into consideration the number of days’ notice required to complete the cancellation. (Added 1983, No. 77, § 1.)