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The 2009 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVII
INSURANCE
Chapter 634
WARRANTY ASSOCIATIONS
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Section 634.414, Florida Statutes 2009

634.414  Filing; approval of forms.--

(1)  No service warranty form or related form shall be issued or used in this state unless it has been filed with and approved by the office. Upon application for a license, the office shall require the applicant to submit for approval each brochure, pamphlet, circular, form letter, advertisement, or other sales literature or advertising communication addressed or intended for distribution. The office shall disapprove any document which is untrue, deceptive, or misleading or which contains misrepresentations or omissions of material facts.

(a)  After an application has been approved, a licensee is not required to submit brochures or advertisement to the office for approval; however, a licensee may not have published, and a person may not publish, any brochure or advertisement which is untrue, deceptive, or misleading or which contains misrepresentations or omissions of material fact.

(b)  For purposes of this section, brochures and advertising includes, but is not limited to, any report, circular, public announcement, certificate, or other printed matter or advertising material which is designed or used to solicit or induce any persons to enter into any service warranty agreement.

(2)  Each filing shall be made not less than 30 days in advance of its issuance or use. At the expiration of 30 days from date of filing, a form so filed shall be deemed approved unless prior thereto it has been affirmatively disapproved by written order of the office.

(3)  Each service warranty contract shall contain a cancellation provision. In the event the contract is canceled by the warranty holder, return of premium shall be based upon 90 percent of unearned pro rata premium less any claims that have been paid or less the cost of repairs made on behalf of the warranty holder. In the event the contract is canceled by the association, return of premium shall be based upon 100 percent of unearned pro rata premium.

(4)  The name of the service warranty association issuing the contract must be more prominent than any other company name or program name on the service warranty form or sales brochure.

History.--s. 5, ch. 78-255; s. 3, ch. 81-148; s. 2, ch. 81-318; s. 3, ch. 83-265; ss. 36, 37, 38, ch. 83-322; s. 56, ch. 91-106; ss. 18, 20, ch. 93-195; s. 7, ch. 95-245; s. 1498, ch. 2003-261.

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