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(215 ILCS 5/513a11)
(from Ch. 73, par. 1065.60a11)
Cancellation requirements upon default.
(a) When a premium finance agreement contains a power of attorney
enabling the premium finance company to cancel any insurance contract or
contracts listed in the premium finance agreement, the insurance contract
or contracts shall not be cancelled by the premium finance company unless
the request for cancellation is effectuated under this Section.
(b) Not less than 10 days written notice shall be mailed to the named
insured of the intent of the premium finance company to cancel the
insurance contract unless the default is cured within the 10 day period.
(c) After expiration of the 10 day period, the premium finance company
may request, in the name of the named insured, cancellation of the insurance
contract or contracts by mailing or hand delivering to the insurer a
request for cancellation, and the insurance contract shall be cancelled as
if the request for cancellation had been submitted by the named insured,
but without requiring the return of the insurance contract or contracts.
The premium finance company shall also mail a copy of the request for
cancellation to the named insured at his last known address.
(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 provisions of this Section. The insurer
shall give the notice to any governmental agency, mortgagee, or other
third party on or before the fifth business day after it receives the
notice of cancellation from the premium finance company. For purposes of this Section, any governmental agency, mortgagee, or other third party may opt to receive notices electronically.
(e) In the event that the collection of return premiums for the account of
the named insured results in a surplus over the amount due from the named
insured, the premium finance company shall refund the excess to the named
insured; however, no refund is required if it amounts to less than $5.
(f) All cancellation provisions required of the premium finance company
and insurer are applicable to any policy to which Section 143.11 applies.
(Source: P.A. 93-713, eff. 1-1-05.)