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The 2001 Florida Statutes

Chapter 627
Insurance Rates And Contracts
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Section 627.7283, Florida Statutes 2001

627.7283  Cancellation; return of premium.--

(1)  If the insured or insurer cancels a policy of motor vehicle insurance, the insurer must return the unearned portion of any premium paid within 30 days after issuance or receipt by the insurer of notice of cancellation. If the unearned premium is not returned within the 30-day period, the insurer must pay 8 percent interest on the amount due. If the unearned premium is not returned within 45 days after receipt of the notice, the insured may bring an action against the insurer pursuant to s. 624.155.

(2)  If the insured cancels, the insurer may retain up to 10 percent of the unearned premium and must refund at least 90 percent of the unearned premium. If the insurer cancels, the insurer must refund 100 percent of the unearned premium. Cancellation is without prejudice to any claim originating prior to the effective date of the cancellation. For purposes of this section, unearned premiums must be computed on a pro rata basis.

History.--s. 1, ch. 86-262; s. 2, ch. 87-50; ss. 82, 114, ch. 92-318.

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