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31 Pa. Code § 64.9.  Legibility.

§ 64.9.  Legibility.

 (a)  The policy and endorsements shall be printed in upright type at least as large as 10-point modern type, 1-point leading (11-point spacing). The legibility should be comparable to that of Century type. No insurer, however, shall be required to use a specific type face as long as the type selected meets this standard of readability. The Department will consider the following type faces as being legible as Century type, although this list is not intended to be exhaustive but is intended solely as an indication of the legibility of a type face that is required:

   (1)  Aldine.

   (2)  Baskerville.

   (3)  Bodoni.

   (4)  Bodoni Book.

   (5)  Century Schoolbook.

   (6)  Journal.

   (7)  Press Roman.

   (8)  Times Roman.

 (b)  The column width or line length of the body text of the policy should not exceed 4 inches per column. This maximum is based upon the assumption that ten-point Century Roman type, two points leaded will be used. If an insurer uses a different type size any corresponding adjustment in column width should maintain the following ratio:

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 (c)  Margins should be adequate for purposes of readability.

 (d)  The contrast and legibility of the color of ink and the color of paper of the policy should be substantially the equivalent of that of black ink on white paper.

 (e)  Contract section headings should be in a contrasting color, type-face, or size.


   The provisions of this §  64.9 amended October 7, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 2893. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (19092).

Cross References

   This section cited in 31 Pa. Code §  151.9 (relating to standards for disclosure statement and resident’s agreement).

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