Mich. Admin. Code R. 500.1514 - Complaint-resolution process; remedies based on director's review and determination

Current through Vol. 22-05, April 1, 2022

Rule 14.

(1) Subject to subrule (2) of this rule, if the director concludes that the person making the complaint was improperly denied automobile insurance or home insurance, the director shall order an appropriate remedy.
(2) If the director concludes that the automobile insurance or home insurance of the person making the complaint was improperly terminated, the person may select any of the following remedies:
(a) The termination is deemed invalid and coverage is reinstated effective as of the date of the termination upon payment of the applicable premium.
(b) The termination is deemed invalid and coverage is reinstated effective as of the date of the director's decision issued under R 500.1513 upon payment of the applicable premium, subject to the following conditions if the person has secured coverage from an insurer other than the insurer that improperly terminated the insurance:
(i) Upon notice from the person, the coverage must be canceled and the insurer providing the coverage shall provide the person a refund of premium pursuant to the insurer's filed rating rules.
(ii) The insurer that improperly terminated the insurance shall pay the person any additional premium expenditures incurred by the person as a result of seeking additional coverage in excess of the pro rata premium the person would have paid for the coverage from the improperly terminating insurer for the same period of time.
(c) If the person has secured coverage from an insurer other than the insurer that improperly terminated the insurance, the person may continue that coverage, and the termination is deemed invalid but coverage is not reinstated.
(3) If the director concludes that the person making the complaint was charged an incorrect premium, the director shall order an appropriate remedy.
(4) If the director orders an appropriate remedy under this rule, the insurer shall, within 10 business days after the director's order, comply with the director's order, provide the required remedy to the person making the complaint, if any, and provide documentation to the director showing how the specific remedy was determined, calculated, or assessed when providing it to the person.

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Mich. Admin. Code R. 500.1514
1981 AACS; 2021 MR 6, Eff. 3/24/2021

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