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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 626
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F.S. 626.926
626.926 Liability of insurer as to losses and unearned premiums.
(1) If an unauthorized insurer or a person authorized by it has bound the risk as to a surplus lines coverage placed under this Surplus Lines Law, and if the premium therefor has been received by the surplus lines agent or originating agent who placed such insurance, then in all questions thereafter arising under the coverage as between the insurer and the insured, the insurer shall be deemed to have received the premium due to it for such coverage; and the insurer shall be liable to the insured as to losses covered by such insurance, and for unearned premiums which may become payable to the insured upon cancellation of such insurance, whether or not in fact the surplus lines agent is indebted to the insurer with respect to such insurance or for any other cause.
(2) Each unauthorized insurer assuming a surplus lines direct risk under this Surplus Lines Law shall be deemed thereby to have subjected itself to the terms of this section.
History.s. 365, ch. 59-205; s. 2, ch. 81-318; ss. 306, 318, 807, ch. 82-243; ss. 206, 207, ch. 90-363; s. 4, ch. 91-429.