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31 Pa. Code § 73.140. Credit insurance on closed end variable interest loans.

§ 73.140. Credit insurance on closed end variable interest loans.

 (a)  General requirements. Credit insurance may be provided in connection with closed end variable interest loans. This section supersedes other provisions of this chapter to the extent that the provisions would otherwise relate to credit insurance on closed end variable interest loans.

 (b)  Identification. A credit insurance program designed for use with closed end variable interest loans shall be identified as such when filed with the Department in accordance with §  73.136 (relating to filing of forms and rates).

 (c)  Disclosure. If premiums are payable on a single premium basis and life insurance coverage is provided, the individual policy or group certificate shall contain a disclosure that the insurance benefit may end prior to the maturity date of the loan. If premiums are payable on a single premium basis and A and H, involuntary unemployment or voluntary unemployment insurance coverage is provided, the individual policy or group certificate shall contain a disclosure that the insurance benefits may not be sufficient to pay the entire amount of the periodic loan payment or may end prior to the maturity date of the loan. The disclosure shall appear in prominent type on the first page of the individual policy or group certificate.

 (d)  Benefit amount. Subject to any policy limitations, if premiums are payable on a single premium basis, the monthly A and H insurance benefit and the involuntary unemployment insurance benefit shall equal the amount of the original monthly installment payment. Subject to any policy limitations, if premiums are payable on a monthly outstanding balance basis, the monthly A and H and involuntary unemployment insurance benefits shall equal the amount of the monthly installment payment amount on the day disability or unemployment began.

 (e)  Coverage term. If premiums are payable on a single premium basis, the term of the insurance shall extend until the original scheduled maturity date of the indebtedness, unless coverage terminates earlier in accordance with the policy or certificate provisions. If the term of the insurance extends to the original scheduled maturity date of the indebtedness, it may be extended for an additional 2 months to cover delinquencies or extensions due to increased interest rates. If premiums are payable on a monthly basis, the term of the insurance shall extend until the loan is repaid, unless coverage terminates earlier in accordance with the policy or certificate provisions.

 (f)  Refund. A refund of any unearned premiums shall be made as provided in §  73.127 (relating to refunds) if the indebtedness is prepaid prior to the original scheduled maturity date of the indebtedness as a result of a decline in interest rates. The refund shall be based on the term and interest rate applicable at the inception of the loan and the actual elapsed term.

 (g)  Premium determination. If premiums are payable on a single premium basis, the premium shall be based on the expected amount and term of coverage, in consideration of the amount financed, the expected loan term and the interest rate applicable to the loan at the time the insurance is elected.

Source

   The provisions of this §  73.140 corrected April 24, 1998, effective June 19, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 1941.

Cross References

   This section cited in 31 Pa. Code §  73.107 (relating to accident and health insurance benefits); and 31 Pa. Code §  73.110 (relating to involuntary unemployment insurance benefits).



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