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The 2022 Florida Statutes (including 2022 Special Session A and 2023 Special Session B)

Chapter 631
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F.S. 631.252
631.252 Continuation of coverage.
(1) All insurance policies or similar contracts of coverage, other than coverages defined in s. 631.713 or health maintenance organization coverage under part IV, issued by the insurer shall be canceled upon the earliest to occur of the following:
(a) The date of entry of the liquidation or, if the court so provides in its order, the expiration of 30 days from the date of entry of the liquidation order;
(b) The normal expiration of the policy or contract coverage;
(c) The replacement of the coverage by the insured, or the replacement of the policy or contract of coverage, with a policy or contract acceptable to the insured by the receiver with another insurer; or
(d) The termination of the coverage by the insured.
(2) A claim arising during continuation of coverage under paragraph (1)(a) shall be treated as if it arose immediately before the order of liquidation.
(3) The 30-day coverage continuation period provided in paragraph (1)(a) may not be extended unless the office determines, based on a reasonable belief, that market conditions are such that policies of residential property insurance coverage cannot be placed with an authorized insurer within 30 days and that an additional 15 days is needed to place such coverage; and failure of actual notice to the policyholder of the insolvency of the insurer, of commencement of a delinquency proceeding, or of expiration of the extension period does not affect such expiration.
(4) Benefits under policies of life or health insurance or annuities and other coverages as defined in s. 631.713 shall continue in force for such period as provided for by s. 631.717 or any applicable law governing a foreign guaranty association.
(5) Benefits under membership in a health maintenance organization shall continue in force for such period as provided in part IV.
History.s. 10, ch. 70-27; s. 809(1st), ch. 82-243; s. 19, ch. 83-38; s. 5, ch. 85-339; ss. 93, 187, 188, ch. 91-108; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 23, ch. 2022-271.