Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 2. Policy Requirements


33-21-203. Term. (1) The term of any credit life insurance or credit disability insurance commences, subject to acceptance by the insurer, on the date on which the debtor becomes obligated to the creditor. However, if a group policy provides coverage with respect to existing obligations, the insurance on a debtor with respect to the indebtedness commences on the effective date of the policy.

(2) When evidence of insurability is required and the evidence is furnished more than 30 days after the date on which the debtor becomes obligated to the creditor, the term of the insurance may commence on the date the insurer determines the evidence is satisfactory. In that event, the insurer shall make an appropriate refund or adjustment of any charge to the debtor for insurance.

(3) The term of the insurance may not extend more than 15 days beyond the scheduled maturity date of the indebtedness except when extended without additional cost to the debtor, but the term of the insurance may be less than the term of the credit transaction to provide modified or partial coverage or extend beyond the maturity date to provide coverage consistent with 33-21-202(1)(a).

(4) If the indebtedness is discharged due to renewal or refinancing prior to the scheduled maturity date, the insurance in force must be terminated before any new insurance may be issued in connection with the renewed or refinanced indebtedness. In all cases of termination prior to scheduled maturity, a refund must be paid or credited as provided in 33-21-206.

History: En. Sec. 398, Ch. 286, L. 1959; R.C.M. 1947, 40-4207; amd. Sec. 9, Ch. 156, L. 1989.